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Spring Prep for Your Classic Car

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Spring is upon us, and for those of us who own classic cars, this time of the year means that it is time to get our classics ready for the driving season.  Some of us have classic cars that we don’t drive at all, and some of us have classic cars and we only drive them during the warmer, drier seasons.  I don’t think there are many of us who drive our classics in the cold winter months!

So remove that dusty car cover, change the oil in your beauty, and polish the chrome on your lovely little driving machine. It’s the driving season!  This may be a little premature, as spring is barely upon us, but we get excited at the prospect of a new life and a new adventure in our classic cars in a new season, so we often jump right into it and start getting our cars ready to go, even if the temps aren’t quite up to where we want them, and even if not all the snow is quite gone yet.

But rest assured friends.  If you are ready for the end of winter then you are most definitely not alone. Many car lovers are eager to break from the shackles of those winter time blues and get back outside to enjoy their vehicles and to get something done with them. Now is the time to bring your car back to life with a top to bottom spring cleaning on it, and to really take your time with it to make it something special for the new year.  It’s actually amazing what a good cleaning job can do for a car, and how great a car can look with some pro cleaning done on it.  In this article we have put together some useful suggestions to help you get a jumpstart on making your car ready for the driving season this year, and to make it really stand out and pop on the road and in your driveway both.

It’s a Spring Cleaning Type of Feeling

Here’s a quick checklist of things that you should do on your car this spring to make sure it’s ready for the new driving season.  Yes, we know that this is a lot of work, and it might even take a couple of days of part time work to accomplish it, but you will be happy that you took the effort and that you made the changes and the adjustments that you needed to make in the long run.  Because when you look at it, wouldn’t you rather do all the work now and be done with it? And then not have to worry about it (except for lighter cleaning here and there) further down the road?  Do it now, and then enjoy the rest of the year!

  • Refresh your interior and make it spic and span!  Check the condition of rubber seals around doors and windows and give the car a good overall dusting and vacuuming on the inside.  Really go over it with a fine tooth comb and then just maintain it throughout the season.
  • Renew the exterior and refresh it well.  A good wash and wax will make your ride show ready and give it that sparkle that it deserves.
  • Replace all your fluids.  Change all fluids if your car has been stored all winter, and run the car a bit to get everything all juiced up.
  • Review your paperwork for your car, and make any adjustments or changes that need to be made.  Spring is a good time to revisit your insurance coverage before you hit the road.

All in all, it doesn’t take much to get a car ready for the spring, summer, and fall.  In the long run, the above are the things that are needed the most, and boy will they make a big difference!

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