Tips for Winterizing your Collector Car
The summer cruising season has nearly come to an end and it about time to start thinking about storing your classic car. Check out our tips for winterizing your vehicle!
Covering up the Classic
Hooking your battery up to a charger can help to prevent it from dying while in storage.
Fill your fluids
Stop by the corner store and top off your classic car one more time before the winter hits. Adding a fuel stabilizer can help to protect your car’s fuel system. After adding the stabilizer be sure to take a few laps around the block to ensure that it has a chance to settle in throughout the system.
Be sure to change both your oil and filter as well.
Give it a boost
Jack stands are best for storing your collector car.
Don’t want to remove the wheels/don’t have the means for putting the car up on blocks? Release some of the air pressure from the tires to help take some of the stress off of the suspension.
Give your car one last wash before putting it into storage, including the vinyl, leather or rubber inside. A rust inhibitor can be used to protect any metal surfaces not covered in paint.
A cloth cover is your best bet for protecting your car from rust over the winter; plastic covers tend to trap condensation and moisture.
Furry, but not friends
As temperatures drop, vermin begin to look for new homes protected from the cold. For a mouse, you classic car may as well be Shangri-La. Cover up the tail pipe and place mothballs throughout the cabin and under the dash.
Check out Texan’s Collector Car Insurance. Our experts are here to help you from purchase to storage.