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Luxglove's Tips on Caring for your Classic Car!

October 13, 2017 by Kate Ng

 

This article is aimed at all you lucky classic car owners (or future classic car owners) out there! Having a classic car is a lot like owning a piece of art as it’s both priceless and a timeless investment that requires extra care and love.

So what should you know when it comes to caring for your car?

 

Photo by Michael Held from Unsplash.

 

Keep it Spotlessly Clean

Although this might seem like a redundant care tip, we cannot stress enough the importance of keeping your classic car clean. The buildup of dirt and grime may not only damage the paintwork on your car, but may also affect the car’s performance with the collection of dust in small inaccessible places. Cars are also susceptible to rust and keeping your automobile clean both inside and outside will help prevent that!

 

Photo by Eric Saunders. 

 

Wax & Polish

Like a diamond, bring out the shine in the paintwork and keep your classic car looking great. Use a good car wax for protective layer and a durable coat. Although, there are many brands and quality of car wax out there and it can be difficult to pick the most suitable one, just ask around the classic car community for tips and recommendations!

 

Photo by Frank Albrecht on Unsplash. 

 

Replacing the Oil in Your Car

We have a tendency to focus more on how the outer appearance of the car looks rather than what’s under the hood. Always remember to change the oil to ensure that it does not degrade! Oil degrades in an engine over time and with use, so changing the oil in your classic car more regularly might be a good idea - perhaps every six months? It might be a troublesome job, but it is worthwhile in the long run as it keeps your car in tip-top condition and hopefully help you avoid expensive repairs.

 

 

Photo by Burak Kebapci. 

 

Take Your Car out for a Drive

Classic cars are all about maintaining a low mileage on the car and many worry about taking their automobiles out for a drive. However, leaving your car idle over long periods of time can cause problems with the engine and lead to broken parts. Rest assured that taking your classic car for a short drive helps you to keep the engine in good working order.

 

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Any views or opinions in the post are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the company or contributors.



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