You are driving carefree on the country-side highway in your classic mustang, enjoying the beautiful scenery while singing along to your favorite song on the radio. When suddenly your car makes these weird noises – clunking followed by snapping and hitching. You are baffled, clueless about what is happening, but you have no other option but to pull over and see what’s going on. That is when you realize that your classic car just had a breakdown. What a nightmare!
Vehicle breakdowns can be one of the most frustrating things that can happen, especially if you have no help nearby. It can be even more troublesome if you’re driving a classic car. However, the good news is that you can always avoid such adverse situations through prior preventive measures and planning.
As special it is to own a vintage vehicle, it is equally challenging to keep it maintained. You have to put in the extra effort to maintain it. Therefore, to avoid damage through a car breakdown, your classic car must be at its best before you hit the road for a long trip.
Below, we have compiled some tips that can help you prevent breakdowns in your classic car while saving you from the trouble of becoming stranded in the middle of nowhere.
When you plan on taking your classic car on an extended road-trip, make sure you get a tune-up. A quick visit to a nearby professional mechanic service can save you a lot of trouble. Get your vehicle’s air filter, fuel system, fluid levels checked. Also, make sure to get an oil change and ensure that the oil filters are in good condition.
Good Quality Tires Are A Must
Having the right tires is essential for long trips. Before you set off in your classic car, double-check the tread on your wheels and decide if you need new tires. Then, ensure the pressure in your tires is in accordance with the need of your vehicle.
Check The brakes
It is imperative to have your classic car’s brakes tested for efficiency and proper functioning before going on a long drive out of the city. Get your cars’ brakes serviced by professionals who will check if the brake pads are in good condition or need changing. They will check the brakes fluids making sure they are up to mark.
Get Your Classic Car’s Cooling System Flushed
Yes! This is very important if you have decided to take your classic car on a long road trip. Such drives can put consistent stress on your car’s engine that may cause overheating, leading to a breakdown. Therefore, it’s best to get your cooling system completely flushed before hitting the road.
Always Be Prepared For Worst Case Scenarios
It may sound absurd to you, but one should always be prepared for the worst situation. In case your classic car breaks down on an extended road trip, do not panic! You should always keep necessary repair stuff in your car’s trunk to resolve common car issues like a flat tire or to cool an overheated engine.
Moreover, you should always have a professional towing company’s contact information saved on your phone. Because for problems out of your control, it is best to get in touch with the professionals.
About Action Towing
Action Towing is Alberta’s most trusted towing and roadside assistance company. We offer quick and affordable services throughout Edmonton and surrounding areas.
We, at Action Towing, strongly promote and encourage safe driving, but we are also aware that emergencies can happen when you least expect them. So if you ever need help with your classic car while on the road, don’t hesitate to contact us. For more information, visit our website or contact us for personalized care.