Tips for Putting Your Classic Car into Hibernation
Although California winters do not tend to be extremely harsh, many classic car owners still seek the comfort of storing their classic car for the winter. We understand the need for this peace of mind, which is why we have gathered some helpful tips for winterizing your classic car:
- Where will you be storing your classic car this winter? Will it be elevated? On the ground? If you will be elevating the car for the winter, you do not have to worry about the ground below the vehicle. However, if you will be storing it on dirt or grass, it is important that you put carpet or plywood under each tire and plastic underneath the car.
- Before you say goodbye for the winter, make sure to give both the interior and exterior of the vehicle a good cleaning. This includes waxing the vehicle.
- The fluids need a little attention too! Make sure to top the gas tank off with fuel so that air cannot invade the tank and expand.
- You will also want to give your car an oil and filter change. This will reduce the chances of any contaminants entering your car’s engine components.
- If necessary, add antifreeze.
- Next, put boxes of baking soda in the car to reduce moisture accumulation and close the windows.
- Once you put the car on the jack stands to elevate, make sure that you unhook the battery and store it in a separate, dry location.
- Finally, cover the car and say your bittersweet farewells until spring!
We hope these tips for storing your classic car were helpful throughout the process. Contact Little & Sons Insurance Services for all of your California classic car insurance needs. We will go above and beyond to provide your most prized possessions with unparalleled protection.