Automotive lifts are commonly used for storing classic cars. Once you fix up a classic car, you want to do it again. Luckily, Advantage Lifts makes it easy to store more than one classic car in your garage.

If you’re just getting into classic cars, you may be overwhelmed with the amount of upkeep that a classic car requires.

To ensure that your car is running smoothly, here are 6 tips to help you care for your classic car.

Oil Changes

Changing your oil routinely is a must. When it comes to classic cars, the oil needs to be fresh, and the filter needs to be changed regularly. It’s common for old oil to sit in classic cars, and whether it’s a low level of oil or old oil, it can do damage to the car.

Even if the car isn’t driven on a daily basis, know when the last oil change was and how many miles you’ve put on the car since it was changed.

Transmission Fluid

Another fluid to stay on top of is the transmission fluid. It doesn’t need to be checked as often as the oil but is still important. For newer cars, this is a fluid that needs to be checked each time that the car is serviced, but with classic cars it needs to be changed more frequently.

Wax On, Wax Off

The engine is not the only part of a classic car that needs to be taken into consideration. The exterior of the vehicle is what sparks that passion for classic cars. Taking good care of the exterior of your classic car is just as important.

Waxing is one of the most important things for the exterior of your car. It takes some time, but it leaves the coat on your vehicle looking shiny. You should wax your car every six months to keep your car in optimal condition! Make sure you invest in a high-quality wax for the best results.

Pack Your Wheel Bearings

If you have a vehicle that you enjoy a ride in occasionally, then packing your wheel bearings is something you need to do routinely.

Packing your wheel bearings isn’t a quick task. But you’ll save a lot of money on repairs when you do it routinely. We suggest doing this on a monthly basis since classic cars are going to come with some years on them.

Know Your Car

One of the best things you can do for your car is educated yourself on the needs of the make and model and year of your car. The more you work on your car, the more you’ll realize how much research you’ll need to do to provide your car with everything that it needs.

By gaining an understanding of what your car needs, you know firsthand when it’s time to change fluids, when it’s running just a little bit differently than usual, and when there are any issues with the engine.

Store Properly

While the little care tips play a big part in the care of your vehicle, one of the most important parts of maintaining your vehicle is how you store it. If you have multiple cars in a garage, make sure they each have enough room to sit comfortably.

Adding one of our 4-post lifts can optimize the space in your garage and ensure each vehicle is taken care of. The posts will lift them by the wheels, so you don’t have to worry about any damage happening to the undercarriage of your classic car.

There are plenty of other things to keep your car in quality condition, but these are going to be some of the most important things to take care of.

Advantage Lifts Loves Classics!

The team at Advantage Lifts loves classic cars. We love the piece of history that is coming back to life in these vehicles and the hard work that goes into getting them up and running. For that reason, we take our lifts very seriously. If you have questions regarding the lift, how they work or need assistance with sizing — reach out to us! You can count on us to provide an answer and help find the lift that is best for you!