Whether you take your baby down to the local show grounds every so often to show her off at the classic car club or indeed if her exposure to the outside world beyond your garage is limited, either way, the time has probably come for you to make your classic ride a little more efficient. I’m not just talking about doing your bit to comply with emissions regulations if there are any put in place where you live, but looking at it from the point of view of prolonging your classic car’s life and getting the best out of it, even though it may be zipping around town a few decades after it was originally manufactured to run for.
So here are some ways to make your classic ride more efficient:
Give it a fresh coat of paint
Even if you plan to sell your classic ride one day and you perhaps have that down as a reason why you want to preserve as much of its value as you can, giving it a fresh coat of paint won’t do much damage to the value, if any. “Mint condition” is an ideal which no longer holds much water by way of the essentials of a classic car these days, so give it a fresh coat of paint, but be sure that it’s the original colour.
Find a local specialist or invest in becoming one yourself
Somewhere in the world, perhaps not too far from where you live, is a specialist car enthusiast who has turned their special interest into a hobby. Find one of these specialists who perhaps harbour a certain love for a specific make of classic car and let them be your go-to mechanic for any issues. For what are perhaps obvious reasons, Cuban mechanics seem to be the best at these sorts of things.
Keep it clean
This probably forms part of what it means to own and love a classic car, so I probably don’t even need to suggest to you that you need to keep your classic ride clean as part of maintaining what little efficiency it would have.
Get a tyre assessment completed
It’s by no mistake that most classic car owners in town get their car tyres from TyrePlus. Getting tyres from a specialist in the field with years of experience can go a long way in preserving your classic ride in so many different ways, one of which includes the effects of having the perfect types of tyres matched to your ride. It has a lot to do with the likes of fuel efficiency (reduced unnecessary drag, wear and tear), but you better believe that the wrong set of tyres can cause some structural damage over time.
So go in and get a wheel assessment completed. If it costs anything then that will pale in comparison to the amount of money you would rather have to spend on any repair work you might have to have done as a result of the damage that can result from prolonged use of the wrong set of tyres.