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Classic Car Transport to the Fair

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Classic cars have a certain elegance and grace about them. The nostalgia they fill us with makes us long back to aspects of the vintage era they come from. If you have a classic car yourself, there’s no doubt that it has sentimental value to you. There’s also a good chance that you spend a lot of time and money preparing your car for shows and fairs, all just to share the joy it brings you with other people.

But there’s no joy in worrying about transporting a classic car from where you live to a show. After all the effort you put in, you’ll want your car to arrive at the other side in tiptop shape. With that in mind, here’s what you need to know about getting your classic vehicle ready for a show.

Cleaning Your Classic Car

Cleanliness is a very important part of preparing your car for a show or fair. In classic car competitions, judges will often use cleanliness as one of the metrics to judge vehicles. Because of how much judges value a car that sparkles, you have to assure that your car stands out from all the rest in this aspect. For the best results, your car has to be clean both inside and out, and you have to clean even in places where people won’t normally look, such as the engine.

The key to getting good results when cleaning your classic car is to be careful. Yes, you want your car to be as clean as possible, but you should avoid using harmful detergents that can harm either the interior or exterior. The paint job on classic cars is often fragile, and so you should look to use only detergents that are safe for the car’s delicate exterior.

Keep Your Car in Good Condition

Preparing a classic car for a show or fair is only a fraction of what you have to do to keep it in good shape. The cleaning the car right before the show is a lot like a dressed rehearsal before a concert – by the time you get to that point, you’ve already put in months of work and dedication.

This is why you should aim to take good care of your classic car throughout the year. Doing so will save you a lot of headache in preparations right before the show.

The first thing you can do to take care of your car is to keep it clean. Once you’ve got your car all cleaned up and ready to go, keeping it clean for as long as possible will reduce the risk of you scratching the car while you clean it. Keeping our classic car clean will also help you spot potential problem areas, like rust and scratches sooner.

Furthermore, using seat covers and a car cover whenever the car is standing is a great way to protect the vehicle from dust and dirt. For shows, you’ll have to remove seat covers so the car looks as original as possible, but when the car isn’t at the show or fair, your first priority should be to protect the seats from stains and tears.

To keep your car’s engine running, you should take it out and drive a short distance at least once a month. If you’re very short on time and you can’t commit to even that, just let the engine run every now and then without driving the car anywhere.

Transporting Your Classic Car

Once you’ve put all the effort of preparing your car for a show, you want to ensure that it arrives there in a perfect condition. Your classic car has been preserved perfectly throughout many decades, the last thing you want to do is drive it all the way to a show.

But transporting a classic car isn’t a task you can entrust anybody with. After all the effort you put in to keep it clean, you don’t want it to be full of dust after transporting it.

To protect your classic car during transport, there are various things you can do:

  • Ask that your car be shipped on an enclosed carrier. This will protect your car from dust, dirt, rain and harsh sunlight while it’s being transported.
  • If you still don’t feel satisfied that enclosed shipping will offer enough protection, as the auto shipping company to use a car cover during shipment as well. It’s important to note, however, that the company won’t take responsibility for any of your personal belongings other than the car, so it’s best to use a cheaper car cover during shipment for in case it gets lost or torn.
  • Book your auto transport well in advance. Because enclosed auto carriers aren’t as common as open car carriers, you’ll be limited with dates on which you can ship your classic car. When transporting a classic car, booking even as much as two months in advance isn’t unheard of.
  • Plan ahead of time. Because you’ll be restricted with dates on which you can transport your classic car, you’ll have to plan around the date available for shipping. This means you might also have to book a place where your car can stay for the days or weeks leading up to the fair.

With the guidelines above, your car will certainly turn heads once it arrives at the show. If you would like to transport your classic car, feel free to get in touch with Suncoast Auto Transport and learn more about our current dates available for enclosed car shipping.

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Here We Snow Again

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Similarly as we take additional care dispatching your car in winter weather, the wellbeing and solace of our truck drivers is likewise top priority. Pulling cars from state to state each day, carefully stacking and emptying each auto, Suncoast Auto Transport ‘s qualified and experienced staff of truckers know the best traps for managing serious weather over every one of the roads and interstates of the mainland U.S. That is the reason we needed to impart to you some trucker tips, which can help any driver remain safe on the road, anyplace in the nation.

Begin Slow

Winter is wonderful season, however it can be unforgiving for the drivers.

Set aside opportunity to get the vibe of the road every day. Guide into the throttle to decide footing, and brake and turn delicately. Utilize your headlights, anytime of the daytime.

Ice On Your Windows – Ice On The Road

Ice shapes all the more rapidly and remains longer on scaffolds, bridges, and even shaded spots on the road after whatever is left of the road is clear. Off-ramps are not used as much of the time and can solidify quickly. You can likewise check by viewing the vehicle ahead; if there’s no tire shower, there’s most likely ice on the road.

Brakes Are The Great Equalizer

It doesn’t make a difference in case you’re in a little car or a major apparatus, no vehicle can stop or start better on ice. Keep in mind, the bigger the vehicle, the more drawn out the stopping.

No Cruising

Try not to utilize cruise control. In the event that your car hydroplanes or slides, the car can quicken and turn the wheels as it endeavors to keep up the consistent speed. Be additionally careful with people on foot.

The Cat’s Meow

Truckers utilize tire chains to give footing on the ice. When absolutely necessary, kitty litter has a comparable impact. Keeping a sack in your car can convey you from truly wasting your time on the off chance that you stall out.

Winterize Your Car

Did you know truck diesel gels when it gets truly cool? Temperatures change the way all vehicles work. The least demanding approach to abstain from being stranded with a car that won’t begin is by trying your battery before the deep freeze. Keep your gas tank as full as could be expected under the circumstances, to counteract buildup (water) in the tank and a fuel line freeze. Supplant your windshield liquid with one evaluated to the most reduced temperature you can discover and guarantee the wipers won’t streak by watching that they are not split or broken. It doesn’t hurt to carry an additional gallon of radiator fluid. Simply winterize your car!

Get ready For The Worst

If you wind up stuck, each cross country transport driver knows a little thinking ahead can keep you protected and warm, as well as more agreeable until you go ahead. Unquestionable requirements incorporate an emergency first aid kit, cover, water, non-perishable nourishment, imperative pharmaceuticals, electric lamp, batteries, sealed or water-proof matches (some lighters won’t work in cold), jumper cables, ice scraper and brush, and shovel.

Additional socks and gloves not just keep you warm, they can spare you from frostbite on the off chance that you get wet. To build comfort, additionally consider stacking up on some of these trucker staples: dispensable finger and toe warmers, resting pack, covering, flares, glow sticks, multipurpose instrument or kit, hand wrench radio, bathroom tissue, and additional boots or lined shoes.

Check For Road Conditions

Current road and weather conditions for the country are accessible online. Check your state’s Department of Transportation Web website for neighborhood roadway occurrence data. Discover national movement and road conclusion data on the U.S. Bureau of transportation Web website.

In the event that you accept away only one recommendation from our truck drivers, this is it. The main procedure for winter driving is being dependably alert. In particular, permit additional time to achieve your goal. On the off chance that there are four-wheelers spun out, the roads are awful. On the off chance that you begin seeing trucks and other transport vehicles pulled over, it’s completely time to get off the roadway.

Remain warm and safe on every one of your voyages!