The best thing you can do for your classic car is to drive it. Regularly. This keeps the fluids circulating, the battery charged, and the owner fulfilled. If you are unable to drive your car for an extended period, you may find that it presents a few running problems such as difficulty starting, hesitation under throttle, or diminished power. Fear not – these are issues that we can usually resolve easily with a quick tune-up.
We’ll check and adjust your carburetor, gap your spark plugs, check the charge on your battery, and make sure all of your fluid levels are correct. If your car still has its points and condenser, your points need to be cleaned, re-gapped or replaced as part of your regular maintenance schedule. Points are a regular wear item – just like tires and brake pads – and should be replaced every 10,000 – 15,000 miles, depending on your driving habits. Improperly maintained points can result in difficulty starting, lack of power, and poor fuel economy. Sound like too much work for the sake of keeping your car original? We recommend converting your classic car to electronic ignition with an electronic ignition upgrade. If your car still presents running issues, we can check and adjust your valves or advise one of our other many services for classic cars. Give us a call at (314) 567-4200 or complete the form below to make an appointment to get your classic car running like new again.