A big part of the appeal of classic cars is their longevity. The fact that classic cars are old is what makes them special. It is a testament to how well engineered they are that you can still driver them 50 years or more after they were first manufactured. Of course, classic cars are the few survivors from their generation. Every classic car on the road today has hundreds of litter mates that ended up in the junkyard. The reason classic cars are still around is that people took care of them. Here is what you can do to keep your classic car functional, so that future generations can enjoy it:
Drive the Car Just Often Enough
Of course, you don’t want to put unnecessary mileage on a classic car. You do still need to drive it, though, so that the engine does not suffer from too much idleness. The ideal interval from driving a classic car is about once per month. If you have plenty of occasions to show it off, then a little more frequently is fine, too.
Store the Car Indoors When Possible
It is great for your image to have a classic car parked on your driveway. It is better for the car, though, if you keep it parked indoors. Even a paved driveway is susceptible to extreme temperatures. The very best place to keep your car is in a garage or storage unit with climate control.
Keep Your Car Covered
Whether you keep your car outdoors or indoors, car covers can protect it from the elements. Its paint job and wax will stay looking new, and it will not get scratched. If you keep the car indoors, you can use indoor car covers.
Treat your car gently and keep it protected. Remember that it is still a car, though, and it needs to be driven.