Classic car owners, spring has sprung and it’s time to bring your car out of winter storage. It’s important to take some precautions when taking your car out for the first time. If your car is more than a few decades old, some extra TLC will be absolutely necessary to protect your vintage baby.
- Inspect the battery. You may not need a new battery or your battery may just need a jump. Properly take the battery out of the car and take a reading. Charge it if it needs to be charged or replace it.
- Change the oil. You may not be low on oil, but your car has been sitting a while. If you check the oil and the quality is absolutely perfect, the oil may still be good. But usually it’s better safe than sorry and changing your oil will give you peace of mind.
- Check all of your fluids. Look at the transmission fluid, the coolant, the brake fluid, and check the levels and quality of the fluid. Look for changes in color, clarity, and consistency, as well as the proper amount.
- Check your brakes. Take a little spin around the neighborhood to check how well your brakes work before testing the car out at higher speeds.
- Test your tires. Check the tire pressure. If there is a tire that is especially low, you may have a leak.
This list may sound excessive, but it’s important to never take risks when it comes to the open road and your classic beauty. Take good care of your car and the general rule is that she will take good care of you. Drive safely, and you’ll be able to roll down the windows and feel the joy of the open road!
You protected your classic by keeping it in storage during winter. Let us protect it this spring and summer with the right auto insurance. To learn more, contact Bell Black Insurance in Rexburg, Idaho.