If you are a proud owner of a classic car, then it’s in your cars interest to maintain it as much as you can to help it perform and keep it’s value.

There are a few things you can do such as waxing and washing the exterior – protecting the paint and allowing the car to shine.

The leather within your car will also need cleaning and protection. Classic car maintenance also includes tune-ups, proper oil changes, correct coolant and tire maintenance.

Classic Car Maintenance

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Here is our list of things you should be doing interstitially to maintain your pride and joy:

Tire Maintenance for Tires That Sit For A Long Time

If you are driving your classic car once a month or less, we recommend you put the transmission in neutral and roll the car back and forwards a foot or two every couple of weeks. Doing this on a regular basis will help reduce and brake caliper problems arrising.

Cleaning Your Tires and Wheels

Clean your tires with a brush and soapy water – use non-petroleum based products that are tire safe and environmentally friendly.

Having a car cover is ideal if you do not have a garage. Protecting the classic car from bird droppings, weather conditions etc.

Tire Inflation

Tires will naturally lose 1 to 2 pounds of air every month, so be sure to keep the air pressure of your tires in check. Check the air pressure when the tires are cold. When tires are warm the readings will be at least 2-3 pounds higher than normal.

Keep Your Engine In Tune

Tune up your engine! Check that your spark plugs, ignition wires, distributor cap and rotors don’t need changing. Air and oil filters are usually changed at this time as well. Having clean oil and proper coolant is very important.


These are just a few things you can do to help your car live the best life possible, and for you to enjoy the classic car for years to come. If you require any more information, be sure to contact us, we would love to hear from you!