What You Shouldn't Do When Owning A Classic Car

You've purchased your classic car, so now what? There are quite a few aspects of owning a classic car that you need to take into consideration, as with most things, you need to know the "do's and dont's" of owning a classic car. We pride ourselves on our experience and knowledge regarding classic car restoration, as well as maintenance once you've gotten your ride back home. 

In this week's blog we are going to discuss some of the major things you need to avoid once you have secured your classic car. 

1. Don't Leave it Out

By this, we aren't saying don't take it out or show it off- actually, both of those things are great when owning a classic car; however, what we do mean is don't leave your vehicle to fend off the elements, as we can assure you, it won't end well. 

Make sure that once you have your ride, you have an area where you can properly store it, or if you don't have a space, do your best to ensure that your vehicle is covered to help prevent from rusting, cosmetic damages, and other weather-related issues. 


2. Don't Forget About Seasonal Changes

Your classic car can withstand a lot, but don't take advantage of the toughness your vehicle holds. As the seasons change, it is important to recognize when you should be fine-tuning some of the areas that may not get as much attention, depending on the season. Checking your tires and ensuring they are ready to go is always a must. 

It definitely doesn't hurt to have your vehicle checked out professionally, but if  you find yourself in a predicament where you aren't able to easily take care of the issue at hand, you've got the best classic car restoration in Des Moines, Iowa always on stand-by to help you restore your car to exactly where you want it to be. 

3. Don't Over Drive Your Car

We know, easier said than done, right? Of course your vehicle looks badass! Muscle cars are known for their ultimate style and class, but you have to take the time to evaluate your car's limits and go easy on the excessive driving. 

Of course, that isn't to say that you can't drive around or show off your car at car shows! By all means, take your time, have fun, and enjoy the perks of owning a classic car. Just don't lose out on that sweet ride by not considering the breaks that are needed every now and again. 


4. Don't Forget to Clean

Cleaning is a term that most of us don't like, but realistically, you need to clean your car. Regardless on whether or not you are a frequent driver, or if you never touch your classic car- you need to do you part in maintaining the appearance of your ride. 

Now, if you have been lacking in the cleaning area, not all is lost. Just make sure you put yourself to a schedule and hold yourself accountable for ensuring your vehicle looks its best.

Keep in mind that these tips are just a small portion of what you need to avoid when you own a classic car. We could write out 20 more tips, but for the sake of keeping it short and simple, follow these main tips when you have secured your ride. 

In addition to these tips, we can't help but mention that not every classic car is made the same, and you may find that your classic has some issues once you get to really working on it. That being said, you don't have to worry about DIYing it and potentially ruining your ride. The team at Farm Boy Garage are experts at vintage car restoration, so we have your back. If you are needing help with restoring your ride, give our crew a call, or check out our website, www.farmboygarage.com




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

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