Now is the best time to service your classic car!

Winter is the best time to have your classic car serviced, repaired, upgraded, or maintained.

Service & Repair Your Classic Car this Winter

Winter is coming, this is the best time to service and repair your classic car when you are likely not using it anyway.

Most of us put our classic cars away during the winter months to protect them from the dreaded salted UK roads.

So why commission work on your classic car during the Spring and Summer months when that is the best time to be driving it?

Get all those annoying or necessary repairs carried out in the Winter months, so that you can enjoy every possible day during Spring and Summer.

It may be a simple carburetor rebuild or suspension upgrade, or something more in-depth like an engine rebuild, engine swap, or you may even want to go electric, we can do them all.

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Winter Check, Servicing & Repairs

Clydesdale Classic Cars employ skilled mechanics with years of experience working with all makes and models of classic vehicles.

As the UK’s leading classic car restoration company, we can offer a plethora of servicing and repair options to the discerning vintage car owner.

Why not get your classic car a full engine service or have your ignition tuned before you store your car over the winter period?

Or better still opt to have us repair any long-standing niggling issues you may never get around to fixing during the summer months.

Alternatively, you can request an in-depth full vehicle inspection to highlight any areas that may need attention before the winter lay-up.

This would be the perfect time to carry it out, giving you the chance to have any repairs and issues fixed straightaway.

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Fluids, Oils & Coolant

Changing your fluids before placing a classic car into winter storage is always highly recommended.

For instance, brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it absorbs water, and leaving a car unused over a long period of time can cause it to corrode certain parts of the braking system.

Having a brake fluid change carried out beforehand can lessen the risks of corrosion forming and leading to further issues once the car is back on the road.

Similarly changing the antifreeze coolant and other fluids will give you peace of mind when it’s time to start driving your classic car in the spring and summer months.

Underbody Rust Protection

Clydesdale Classic Cars are proud to be an official Lanoguard underbody rust protection treatment application center.

Lanoguard is the leading UK manufacturer of advanced rust prevention and protection treatments with years of experience in their field.

Rust proofing, especially on classic cars, is a crucial part of protecting your car from the ravages of rust and corrosion.

Here in the UK, our wet climate coupled with salted winter roads will not do your beloved vintage car any favors.

Check out our in-depth article on Lanoguard here: Underbody Rust Protection for Classic Cars

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In summary, we believe the winter months are probably the best time to carry out servicing, repairs or upgrades and modifications, or even a restoration of your classic car.

Regardless of make or model, age, or condition, book your classic car in with Clydesdale Classic Cars for winter servicing or repairs.

From basic mechanical servicing and repairs, right up to full restorations, we can do it all, contact us today.

Winter Storage Top Tips - Clydesdale Classic Cars

Winter Storage Top Tips

    • Basically, if it moves lubricate it, from door hinges and check straps to door locks and latches make sure moving components are not left to corrode and seize up over the winter period.
    • Always thoroughly clean your car before putting it into storage for the winter period.
    • Completely drain the fuel system.
    • Remove and store the battery, and periodically check the state of charge.
    • If possible, place your vehicle on axle stands to prevent flat spots on the tyres.
    • Use a good quality cover to prevent dust and dirt build-up or accidental scratches.
    • Leave a window slightly open to allow adequate ventilation and prevent any moisture or condensation from developing into mold.
    • If possible take your car on a quick drive every now and then which will help keep a protective layer of oil on the moving parts.

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