Understanding the Importance of Storing Your Antique Car In the Garage

There's no doubt that you have probably spent a considerable amount of money on your antique car. It's because of this that you will want to take great care of it. To achieve this goal, it's imperative that you store it properly when you're not cruising around in it. Here's a quick look at a few tips for storing your classic car the right way in Pismo Beach, CA.

Perform regular maintenance

Before you put the car away, make sure to check all grease fittings, and on all hinges, including the hood latch, spray them with lithium (white) grease to prevent corrosion. It's also important to keep at least one window down to ensure the interior receives good air flow.

Don't drain all the gas

You might be tempted to run the car as low as you can on gas before storing it because this helps to prevent varnish buildup, but in doing this, you're likely to ruin the fuel pump. The best route you can take is to fill the collectible car up with gas and then add fuel stabilizer. Take the car for a 15-minute drive and then park it. This short drive will ensure that the stabilizer is mixed well with the fuel.

Keep critters out

If you leave the tailpipes wide open, there's a good chance that small critters can climb up in them. The best way to make sure that this doesn't happen is by stuffing the tailpipes with socks, but make sure you tie a red flag to them that hangs out of the pipes as a reminder to remove them once you take the car for a drive again.

If you would like more information on how to take care of your car, contact us and speak with one of our classic car insurance antique representatives who serves the 93449 area.