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Maintaining Your Classic or Luxury Vehicles

Classic and luxury cars and trucks need more TLC than your everyday vehicles. Both tend to be stored more than used. Unless you’re Jay Leno, you’re not going to have a climate-controlled, warehouse-size garage to store your cars in. They’re more likely to be stored in home garages or small storage units made to house one classic or luxury vehicle. Such cars are investments, but they beg to be driven. But before you take your car on the road, make sure that it’s road-ready. A little preventative maintenance helps keep your car’s value intact.

Preventative Storage Maintenance

It’s uber-important is to maintain your car while it’s in storage. If you don’t follow these simple tips, you risk damaging your classic or luxury car when you take it for a spin.

Keeping Moisture Out Of The Engine

Fill your car’s gas tank prior to storing it so there’s less room for moisture to cause rust. Do not use ethanol gas, as it absorbs moisture. Older cars often used leaded gasoline, but you can also use unleaded (which is fortunate since leaded gasoline is no longer available in the United States. As for using a higher-octane premium gas over regular unleaded, that’s your choice. If your engine tends to knock, fill it with premium. If not, use what’s recommended for your vehicle.

Many people add fuel stabilizer to their tank after it’s filled. Again, that’s your choice. It won’t keep moisture out of your tank, but it will keep gas from gunking up your carburetor. Just make sure to drive your car a few miles to get the stabilizer working through the system.

Oil, Filters, And Spark Plug Changes

Change your car’s oil and filters regularly. Obviously you’re not going to be driving your old classic car around for 3,000 miles unless you’re driving cross-country for an auto show. You probably won’t drive your luxury car the recommended 10,000 miles before getting an oil change. But if you’re going to store your car for a longer period of time, you want your car’s vitals to be fresh and clean.

It’s been a long-time bone of contention whether you should use synthetic oil over conventional oil in classic cars. It used to be that synthetic oils were thought to break down seals in your engine over time. However, the consensus now is that it is okay to use synthetic oil in both classic and luxury cars, as the technology has been vastly improved over the years.

Using ELEV8 when you change your oil will lubricate the moving parts of your engine, transmission and differential so when it comes time to take your classic or luxury car out on the road, you won’t have to worry about the friction that can wear out its engine.

Also change your spark plugs. If you’re storing for a long time before driving it again, consider removing your spark plugs and battery entirely. Unless your storage is climate-controlled, you could get corrosion on both.

Make sure that your tires are properly aired to their maximum PSI. Cold weather and longer storage can cause tires to flatten. Take the pressure off them by chocking the wheels or jacking the car up if you’re storing long-term.

No Maintenance Can Cause Undue Friction

Once you bring your classic or luxury car out of storage, it’s important to re-check the car’s fluids, filters, and tires. If it has come out of long-term storage, you will need to replace the spark plugs and battery if you had taken them out. If you stored your car without the requisite maintenance, you might find that when you take it on the road for the first time, excessive friction could cause it to run rough.

The ELEV8 Difference

Don’t let your car sit idle for too long without popping the hood, running the engine or simply taking it out for a spin. Make sure its engine, transmission and differential haveELEV8 Powertrain Treatment. Then all you’ll have to do is wax, wax, wax your car and show it off to the world. Your car will keep its value and you’ll keep a little more cash in your wallet.