Classic automobiles are really something, aren’t they? If you’ve been saving up to get your dream vintage car, we want to assure you that we here at Trinity Automotive can service and repair classic automobiles. There are common problems that classic car owners face, and we are going to list these problems below so you know what to look for while searching for your perfect vintage make and model.
1. Brake Problems
Depending on how old the classic automobile is, the brake system may be in pretty bad shape. It’s a good idea to inspect the brake system thoroughly or have a professional do so and to prepare yourself for the possibility of having to replace the brake system. It’s much harder to stop vintage automobiles because they don’t have power brakes. As such, you want the best brake system possible.
2. Engine Problems
Vintage automobiles can also have engine problems, particularly with the electrical system. If the automobile has been left sitting somewhere, it’s possible that critters have chewed through the electrical wiring. Oil leaks are another common engine problem in vintage automobiles. This cannot only cause blue exhaust smoke and engine damage, but it can also be expensive to fix. Depending on the damage, you may need to drop a new engine in your classic car.
Classic cars are prone to overheat because they were designed and built at a time when people didn’t drive as much as we do today. Check the cooling system for leaks and make sure that your vintage automobile has plenty of engine coolant in it. It’s important that you always use the right type of coolant and that the coolant is diluted properly. Otherwise, you run the risk of the coolant actually damaging the cooling system and engine.
4. Oxidized Paint
Oxidized paint is a common problem with classic automobiles. These vehicles have been around for decades, or even a century in some cases, and their paint just doesn’t look like it used to. Fortunately, you can have your classic automobile repainted to restore it to its original beauty.
5. Wheel Damage
Wheel and tire damage is another common problem with classic automobiles. One of the first things you will likely want to do is to put a new set of tires on your baby. It’s important to have the wheels checked as well to make sure there isn’t anything wrong with them.