Are Burnouts Good or Bad For Your Classic Car?

Congratulations! You've chosen to buy a classic car and have it restored to its former glory. That is fantastic. You aren't alone. There are so many car enthusiasts out there who enjoy this hobby as well. If this is your first classic car, you likely have a lot of questions about restoring. Have no fear, you can count on our classic car restoration shop to help you every step of the way. Call Farm Boy Garage at 515-528-8904 to learn about all custom muscle car and classic car restoration services. These are done in one place by experts you can trust. Our services include:

  • Custom upholstery
  • Tear down
  • Sandblasting
  • Full custom interior
  • Off frame
  • Motor build
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical

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Are Burnouts Good or Bad For Your Classic Car?

In short, burnouts can be good for your classic car, depending on what you intend to do with your car once it's fixed up. For instance, if you plan to drag race competitively, a proper burnout can remove foreign matter from your tires that might be collected while rolling around in the pits.

A Few Important Factors To Keep In Mind When It Comes To Burnouts...

  • Burnouts are illegal if done on public property, so if you're going to do a burnout there is a correct time and place for doing so. It's not worth getting a ticket over.
  • If the burnout is done poorly, you could lose control of your car. Weight distribution, tire pressure, the type of differential your car has, the type and condition of the tires, and your ability to control the throttle all play a part in how you control your car. 
  • Air pressure difference between the two drive tires can cause one tire to grip more than the other, which could cause you to lose control if you're not doing a standing burnout.
  • When doing a burnout, place your car in first gear, push the clutch in all the way, and give it some gas. As long as you have your clutch in all the way you shouldn’t move until you release it. Rev those RPM’s to ensure your tires are hot so when you release the clutch you should burn a lot of rubber. When you are ready to stop the burnout, take your foot off the accelerator. 

Farm Boy Garage is Here For All Your Classic and Muscle Car Restoration Needs!

We hope you found this blog helpful when determining if burnouts are right for your classic car. Farm Boy Garage understands it is not always easy taking time away from home and family to spend hours working on and restoring a muscle car or classic car or truck. This is why we provide our clients with our solution to this problem. We assist our clients in making sure the restoration process is stress-free, fun, and cost-effective. We have a large enclosed trailer to haul your precious dream machine from your home (anywhere on this planet) to ours and from our home back to yours safely. We are also conveniently located near the airport and we will assist in all accommodations even providing you with a place to stay while you are here. If this sounds like a service you are interested in, please give us a call today.

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

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