“Life is too short to drive boring cars”
A car is a car is a car, right? Well, not quite. If that was the case, then we’d never have these naturally gorgeous rides that age like fine wine and mesmerise, not onlycar enthusiasts, but the entire world with their stunning beauty and legendary status.
Think of a Porsche 911 , a Mercedes-benz 300 SL Gullwing, a Volkswagen-Beetle, a Jaguar. I’m sure the first thing that comes to mind is “iconic.” That’s definitely the kind of lasting impact and significance most of these cars have had on us over the years.
As the popular saying goes: “Memories don’t live like people do.” They also don’t live like cars. The connection that an owner of a vehicle has with his baby cannot be compared to anything else. That’s why people go as far as giving their cars names. It goes beyond just an automobile serving the basic functions of transportation. There’s a sentimental value attached to it and it’s almost indescribable in words. You must feel and experience it for yourself.
So what does it take for a car to be a classic entity? Nothing much, really. It just has to be born a classic. From its inception, it must be spectacular and outstanding.
In the over 100 year history of the automobile industry since the early days of Henry_Ford, only a few brands can claim to have created something so magnificent that it became a revered household name.
Of course, the onus is upon you as the owner to take good care of your ride, and it starts first by valuing it and seeing it as an asset that it really is. You have to take practical steps and habitually do a couple of things to ensure that the car retains its fresh and charming look. Try these and you’ll surely be guaranteed a lot of sweet memories.
1. Take it for check ups
Just like the human body needs a doctor to evaluate it and assist with treatment for good health, so does a car need a qualified mechanic. A check up by a professional mechanic is important to guarantee that the engine continues to run smoothly and that any mechanical faults are picked up early and fixed before they can affect everything.
2. Clean your car regularly
As they say, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” Even with cars, this is true. A nice, clean car makes for a pleasant driving experience all the time. From a clean and shiny exterior to a fresh smelling interior that enhances the whole ambiance as you cruise from lane to lane.
3 . Drive it as often as possible
All too often when it comes to objects with sentimental value, we tend to use them sparingly or not use them at all. We see this with people keeping a bottle of wine for years waiting for a ‘special occasion’. Growing up, our grandmothers would deprive us the delicacy of those tasty and sweet canned fruit since they were only reserved for Christmas and other special occasions.
People tend to make the same mistake with classic cars. Yes, it’s understandable you want to keep them in good shape and increase their longevity, but a little spin every now and then won’t hurt. In fact, it’s needed.
4. Enjoy it
No matter what happens, enjoy your ride. Since life is too short to drive boring cars, you must also remember that you have in your possession a sought after vehicle by car collectors. The thrill and the fun are all in experiencing it, in creating the special moments and memories with every trip you take. You already have it. All you need to do now is to fully enjoy it.
5. Protect it from the elements
Excessive exposure to the elements can lead to considerable damage to any object. It’s important to guard against this, by seeing to it that you take protective measures to keep your car safe. Make sure your car is always parked in a garage or under a car port.
And when it’s all said and done, only the good times and memories will remain. So in all the things and moments that make us happy, we must make it count.
Come through to ezypanelbeaters and we’ll assist you with getting your ride into great shape. Classic cars bring a lot of happiness. Our team thrives to add to this happiness with their expertise in auto repair.