If you are doing an auto restoration, you are probably wanting to take your car for the first test drive. Depending on the condition of your classic car, there is going to be work that needs to be done to get it on the road. Some of the repairs that you will need are going to be more important than other and some can just wait. Here are some tips that will help you get your auto restoration project on the road running:
1. The Essential Tire and Brake System Inspection Is a Safety Priority
Before you can drive your restoration project, you want to make sure that it is safe and you can stop. Brakes should be a priority with older cars because the lines and other parts are often worn or corroded and can cause serious brake failure problems. If you have old steel brake lines, consider completely replacing them when you do the brake job to ensure you have good brakes and stopping power to make your car safe to drive.
2. Revising the Drive Train and Getting It Running Like New Again
The drive train is another area that you will want to do repairs. Give the engine a complete tune up and make sure that all the seals and gaskets have been replaced. In addition, you may want to have the transmission removed and rebuilt by a professional transmission repair shop. If the transmission and rear end are in good shape, the repair shop can do an overhaul replacing gaskets, seals and fluids to ensure that everything is working as it should.
3. Replacing and Rebuilding Worn Parts That May Cause Car Trouble
There are also parts that you may want to rebuild when doing repairs to your car. Consider things like carburetors and water pumps that often where and are simple to rebuild. You can get simple rebuild kits for many of these parts, and rebuilding them will help ensure your car is going to run like new when you finish with all the restoration work that needs to be done.
4. Final Inspection and Changing Fluids to Get Ready to Drive
Before you get ready to drive your car, do a walk-through inspection and check that everything has been done. Check the brakes to make sure that they are working properly, check the engine and drive train for leaks, and make sure that all the fluids have been topped off. Take a short test drive and make the final adjustments to get your car ready for regular driving.
These are some tips that will help you get your auto restoration project on the road and running. If you need help with some of these repairs, contact a transmission repair service to help with drive train repairs to get your car ready for the road.Share
18 November 2017
Hello. My name’s Samuel Jacobs. I retired from my job as an auto mechanic last year. During my years as a mechanic, I had the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. Some have remained friends to this day. When I was working, there is one thing that I came across at least weekly. That is how uneducated people are when it comes to their vehicle’s tires. Properly cared for tires are crucial to the safety of your vehicle. Without them, your car isn’t going anywhere. If they give out on you while you are driving, there is the potential for serious injury. I’m going to share some tire safety information here. Things like the importance of correct inflation, how to check the tread, when to replace tires, tire rotation, and what to do in case of a blow-out. I hope you find this information to be helpful.