If you drive a classic Jaguar, Aston Martin, Land Rover, Range Rover, Bentley or Rolls Royce, you may be wondering how to keep it maintained and running in top form during the coronavirus pandemic.
Yes, dealerships and service centres are open, but you may not be driving your vehicle as often and you may want to minimize your exposure risks during the pandemic.
What You Can Do for Your Classic British Vehicle During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Like just about everything else in our lives, taking good care of your vehicle is different since the pandemic started. Here are just a few tips to keep your classic running smoothly during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Drive the Vehicle Regularly – Like we said, with limited activities outside the home, you may not be driving the vehicle as often as usual. Unless it’s properly set up for storage, leaving your vehicle sitting idle for too long puts it at risk of a number of issues. The battery may drain, tires can flat-spot and rust can form on brake discs. Drive your car, including some highway driving, at least once a week, for at least 20 minutes at a time.
- Keep the Vehicle Clean – Whether the vehicle is parked inside or outside, it will help if you make an effort to keep the interior and exterior clean. Outside, tree sap and bird droppings will have more time to sink into the finish if you’re not driving your classic British vehicle as often. Inside, more dust will settle on the car, increasing the likelihood of more surface scratches.
Keep the interior clean and disinfected, especially of food and anything else organic that can cause odours if left for too long.
- Get it Serviced Safely – If your vehicle needs maintenance or repair, there’s no safer way than with Westminster Motors’ Complimentary Vehicle Pick-up & Drop off Service. In addition to our dealer-equivalent Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Land Rover and Jaguar parts and service, we will pick up your vehicle and deliver it back to you free of charge.
While it’s in our care, your vehicle will be serviced by specialists wearing personal protective equipment, and we will disinfect all high-touch surfaces in your vehicle, including door handles, steering wheels and your keys during pick-up, servicing and drop off.
Check out this article to learn more about our Complimentary Vehicle Pick-up & Drop off Service.