Some people purchase a classic car for the sheer pleasure of owning one. Others see purchasing antique cars and trucks as an investment opportunity. Regardless of which camp you fall into, you will want to provide your classic with the best care possible in order to ensure that it maintains its value. Here are 3 simple tips to help you do just that.
1. Avoid putting an excessive amount of miles on your car. Classic cars need to be driven regularly in order to maintain tire pressure and ensure that all components are in proper working order, but you do not want to let a classic car rack up too many mile, lest you find yourself paying repair certain parts prematurely. For long road trips, opt for your daily driver or a rental car.
2. Have your classic car serviced regularly and keep all of the documentation regarding repairs and maintenance. Not only does routine maintenance assist you in avoiding costly repairs, but it also demonstrates to a potential buyer that you have properly maintained and cared for your vehicle. A good number of prospective buyers are willing to pay more for a vehicle that has been well-cared for.
3. Store your antique cars and trucks properly. This is a big one. If you live in extremely hot or cold environment and have the means to store your car indoors, do it! Excessive exposure to the sun can fade the outer surfaces of your car. Likewise, exposure to extreme cold can wreak havoc on the internal engine components of your classic car. When your car is stored in a temperature controlled environment, it will help you avoid unnecessary and costly repairs in the future.
Are you searching for a special classic car? If so, call Vanguard Motor Sales today at 248-974-9513, or stop by our showroom in Plymouth. From classic pickup trucks to hard-to-find hot rods, we are dedicated to parking your dream car in your driveway. Let us know what you want, and we’ll find it for you. Contact us today!