Prepare Your Classic for Spring
Fuzz Townshend’s top tips
It’s that time of year again; the one all well-behaved boys and girls have been waiting for. Yes, it’s time to get the proper car out of the garage and onto the road. But let’s just assume for a moment that classic cars will behave rather like their owners after an enforced period of bed rest. They may need easing into action, rather than haring off unprepared into the brilliant British sunshine for fun and frolics.
A few hours undertaking pre-use checks and maintenance will help to ensure that rested classics perform as they should when called to. It’s all part of the fun of ownership and helps to form an overview of car condition and gives pointers towards what to expect over the coming months. Underside, outside, under-bonnet and inside the car all feature components and equipment that should be inspected for correct operation. It really is worth taking the time.
Make sure you have plenty of the regular sundries to hand, such as engine oil, gear oil, spray lubricants and coolant. So, tools at the ready, trolley jacks and torches to hand. It’s time for a spot of preventative maintenance.