5 Tips for Keeping Your Muscle Car at Its BEST!

Your muscle car is your PRIZED possession. No one is going to tell you otherwise, right? Take the proper steps for keeping your prized possession at its best! The best car restoration shop is here to give you a few tips for keeping your muscle car in its best possible condition in this week's blog. Need some help from our experienced car restoration shop? Call Farm Boy Garage today at 515-528-8904.


 5 Tips for Keeping Your Muscle Car at Its BEST!


1. Have your muscle car serviced on a REGULAR basis.

  • Nothing will destroy a motor quicker than old or low oil levels. It should be the number one priority to check and change regularly. 
  • The cooling system should be flushed out at least once a year. 
  • The transmission fluid and differential oil should be checked. 

Remember, classics could really be serviced a little more regularly than newer vehicles.

2. Protect your muscle car from the elements!

  • When you're not driving it, you should always have your classic ride covered or parked in a garage. Prolonged exposure to water promotes the development of rust. 
  • Direct sunlight can cause excessive heat, which can warp panels, fade interior, and cause leathers to dry and crack. 

Covering your vehicle or parking it in a garage will shield and protect it from the elements.


3. Make the paint on your muscle car POP.
Wax is the best way to make the paint look its best. You should give your muscle car a really good waxing at least once every six months.

4. Give your muscle car a GOOD washing.
Washing your car regularly keeps salt, grime and other impurities from permanently damaging the exterior. Don’t forget about the undercarriage as well. Salt and road grime are really good at finding their way into every nook and cranny. Be sure to clean the underside of your car really well to help keep all the exposed parts clean and corrosion-free.

5. Keep your interior from drying out!
Keeping your muscle car out of the sun is one of the best ways to protect the leather, vinyl and plastic in your interior from fading and drying out. But you don't want to just have this gorgeous ride sitting in the garage all year round. The point in having it is to show it off! So invest in leather creams, vinyl treatments, and UV blockers to help protect and preserve your classic car interior and remember to make this part of your car care routine. An expert in classic muscle car restoration can recommend the best treatments.

Keep Your Muscle Car At Its Best With Farm Boy Garage!


A true muscle car can be a very valuable investment and you should do everything in your power to care for that investment. Our car restoration team is ready to put our experience to good use for you! Give us a call today to learn more about all of the services we provide to keep your muscle car looking it's very BEST. We can be reached at 515-528-8904.




Farm Boy Garage
10660 E. County Line Rd.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320
Phone: 515-528-8904
Cell: 515-333-1238

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