Love everything that classic cars represent? If you have begun to collect them, you may be looking for ways to defend the value of your investment, as well as those of future vehicles you may acquire.
Robert Bassam has had plenty of experience in this domain, as he has repeated the process with countless vehicles he has acquired over the decades.
By following certain rules of care with each vehicle, he has managed to keep his babies in perfect condition while others have fallen behind over the years.
Below, we’ll talk about how you can protect your new investment and keep it running fluidly for the foreseeable future.
1) Keep your car shining
Yes, washing up your car will take lots of time to do, but the danger of allowing even a thin film of small amount of road dust to remain on your ride will increase your chances of running into a serious problem.
There is more at stake than having your car lose its lustre; dirt and grime that exists on the road and its shoulder can harm the body of your classic car if you don’t take steps to cleanse it from its exterior. Rust can develop, costing you a fortune to repair, and taking a demolition ball to its value.
Car washes are time-consuming, but the care you need to pay to your auto is necessary to keeping it in the condition you want to be in.
2) Apply wax once every six months to really make your exterior shine
Really want your ride to shine? You need to go further if you want your classic car to be at its peak – by applying wax, it will glimmer like no car you’ve owned before.
Applied twice per year, filth will melt away to a shine every time you go to the car wash, attracting stares of wonder from other car lovers. Chrome polish is a great thing to apply as well, as the rims will look amazing after a few applications.
3) Treat your interior surfaces with respect
If you really want to induce envy in the minds of others, pay the sort of attention to the maintenance of your classic car’s interior surfaces that others lavish on their car’s exterior body.
Before you start handing out rides to your friends, you should make your interior surfaces shine. Your dashboard should be where you begin your cleaning efforts. As the most noticeable surface in your vehicle, it needs to stand out in a good way. A filthy dash can instantly tank what others think of your car.
Start by defending it against UV rays, as they can dull leather coverings. After clearing it of grime, apply specialized cream that is formulated to defend it from the elements.
There are cleaners available that will help to maintain vinyl upholstery as well. By following instructions and making time for doing this regularly, it will look fantastic for years to come.