Keep Your Classic Car In Peak Condition

Classic carWinter Tips For Classic Car Owners

Winter weather can be harsh on your vehicles, particularly your classic vehicles. You have probably put a lot of time, money, and effort into keeping your classic cars in top condition, so winter proofing your investment is a great idea. Here are some tips to keep your classic car looking and running great after the winter.

  1. Drain the fuel tank: Old gas contains deposits that can lead to clogs in your carburetor, which can cause your valves to work incorrectly. Draining and replacing your car’s fuel can prevent this from happening. Adding a fuel stabilizer to keep the gas from breaking down is also a good idea.
  2. Change the oil: Before parking your classic car for winter, changing the oil can prevent moisture build up in the cold engine. Clean oil in your car will also reduce the risk of harmful contaminants damaging your engine while it hibernates.
  3. Replace the brake fluid: Getting rid of the old brake fluid is the best way to prevent your brakes from deterioration when it is inactive. Just remember to replace it with fresh brake fluid the next time you drive.
  4. Remove and store the battery: Long periods of inactivity can drain your car’s battery. Disconnect your battery and wash it with a solution of water and baking soda. Top off the battery with distilled water and store it in a dry place until you need to reconnect it.
  5. Cover up your ride: Covering up your car will protect it from the harsh winter weather. A cotton flannel car cover will allow air to circulate while keeping out unwanted moisture.

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