Basic question: Do you need to use a cover for your classic car?
We mostly see classic cars when they’re out in the open, polished enough to see yourself in the hood. That’s the day of the auction, though. What about the rest of the year?
Well we have to store cars, too, especially leading up to the main event. Luckily our facilities are quite well equipped. We keep the cars in climate controlled warehouses, safe from moisture, rodents, and any other undesirable influences. The reality is that you probably will not have such a facility to house your car or collection of cars.
Back to the original question, covers are most useful when storing your car, for example during the winter. A cover that is fitted to your car and made from a breathable material will keep the vehicle free of moisture and dust, thus reducing the harmful effects of oxidation. In order to make sure your cover meets these conditions, you’ll want to find one that is quality. This isn’t something that you’ll want to skimp on. A blanket won’t cut it.
We recommend looking somewhere like Car Covers Direct or the California Car Cover Company. Both offer a wide selection of custom fit covers that will meet your needs. Then, next time you put your car away, you’ll be able to tick all the boxes on your car care checklist.
Of course it’s not a bad idea to cover your car otherwise. Even if you’re driving around town, you can cover up your car to keep it out of direct sunlight or to keep people from driving through mud puddles and splashing it, and so on. Using a cover is the smart thing to do with your classic car.
We hope you all had a happy new year. We couldn’t be more excited for the next edition of the Raleigh Classic Car Auction, so keep your eyes on our blog and social media for news leading up to the event.