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Preparing Your Classic Car For Warm Weather

Only a few things in your life feel better than taking your classic car out to show it off to the world and summer offers you the perfect opportunity to get it out and hit the road. Although you may have read numerous guides for winterizing your classic car, no one ever talks about the summer preparation. Keep in mind that the cold weather can cause damage to your vehicle and steer you into unsafe conditions. Here are some tips to help you prepare your classic car for the warm weather.

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

This can make your classic car glitter if it has been sitting around for the past few months. Paint will always fade over time, but that doesn't mean that you should allow your vehicle lose its vibrancy it would have enjoyed when it was manufactured. Brilliant blues, cheerful yellow and cherry reds can offer you something attractive and unique. You can rotate these colors throughout the year so that you enjoy different "cars' throughout the seasons.

Check Your Classic Car Insurance

Did you make any significant changes to your classic car insurance policy during winter? Before you get your beast out of the garage ready to enjoy the warm weather, make sure that you verify that your registration, inspection, and insurance are still valid. Always keep in touch with your insurance provider to learn about optional coverage and possible discounts.

Give It a Thorough Service

Unfortunately, lots of other things may go wrong with your classic car other than just paint and insurance. So make sure that you get your beast thoroughly serviced by an experienced mechanic who understands the classics as well as you do. Even if you repaired your car a few months ago, it's good to get an experienced mechanic to give it an excellent service at the start of summer.

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