Spring Classic Car Care Tips

It's spring time! This is such a beautiful season, isn't it? This can be a great season to take your classic car out for a nice drive! The weather can be perfect this time of year. On that note, our classic car restoration shop is here to give you a few spring classic car care tips, in this week's blog. If you are looking to have your classic car restored FULLY by an experienced team that knows what they're doing, please call Farm Boy Garage today. Call 515-528-8904 today!

Spring Classic Car Care Tips


Most guys want to lock their cars up and keep them safe, but where’s the fun in that? Get out and drive the thing and put the car through its paces. Cars will incur more damage by sitting still. When a car just sits, seals and rubber components dry up and then things start to leak. It doesn’t have to be a long trip, just enough to get it up to temperature. This will also dry out any dampness and condensation. Also, driving your classic frequently will let you know if there are any drivability issues you need to know about. Enjoy the car. That’s why you own it!


Having a good-looking car is just part of owning a classic, but the engine is what really turns heads. With regular oil changes and other fluid changes, your engine should remain in peak condition.  Nothing will destroy a motor quicker than old or low oil levels. It is the life blood of every motor and should be a number one priority to check and change regularly. You should also have its cooling system flushed out at least once a year. And don't forget to change the transmission fluid and differential oil. Newer cars require it at their service intervals, but classics could really use this a little more regularly.


When you're not out enjoying your classic, you should always have your ride covered or parked in a garage. Rain, wind, and sun can be a classic car's worst enemy when left exposed. Prolonged exposure to water promotes the development of rust. Wind can blow objects into your car, resulting in scratches and dents. 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 - essentially saving you money AND your sanity!

Happy Spring Everyone!

We hope you enjoy this season and get the chance to take your ride out for a spin! If your classic car isn't ready to be driver yet, but you'd like to get it there, please give us a call. Farm Boy Garage can be reached at the number listed below. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements. 

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

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