We were all first-time classic owners at one point. You’ve probably met a new owner before, whether chatting with a fellow club member or discovering a kindred soul while topping off your fun-to-drive car at a local gas station. The enthusiasm and excitement spills over as they talk about their new purchase, and then they look at you and ask if you have any advice. What is your response?
They have already bought their car, but there is still much to learn. New owners look to experienced enthusiasts, those who have been there before, for advice on how to handle any number of problems that will appear over the course of owning a classic. The best local sources for parts, service, or gatherings might be only the tip of the iceberg.
Share your tips below, from proper storage to best times to drive. We want to start a comprehensive list of tips for new owners to reference after they have purchased their new ride—leave a quick comment and we just might use it as part of the Answer of the Week article next week.