Maintenance Tips

Maintenance tips for your classic car :

On the road:

Keep your classic clean – especially the wheel arches
Check all fluid levels and tyre pressures on a regular basis
If you are driving your classic on a regular basis or even daily I would strongly recommend a voluntary NCT test every two years.

In storage:

Choose a garage that is well ventilated
Release the tension of soft top a little – never leave it in the casing
Pressurise tyres with 3-4 bar to prevent flat spots in the tyre
Clean the car inside out and wheel arches – give it time to dry
Check antifreeze and windscreen wash for adequate frost protection
Place an oily rag before butterfly valve (intake manifold or carburettor) and exhaust rear ends – make a reminder note and place it on the dash
Lift wipers off the screen (a cork will do the job)
Place dehumidifiers or a sack of rice in the passenger compartment                                                                                                                                          Release hand brake                                                                                                                                                                                                            Clean door and boot seals and treat with rubber preserving products (i.e. silicon spray)                                                                                                             Fill the tank, to prevent rust
Disconnect battery
Remove floor mats
Open a window a bit
Change engine oil and filter
Use car cover with soft inlay if possible