HANOVER, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When spring ushers in, they are taken out of hibernation and fixed up – vintage cars and modern classics.
Tips on regular classic-car care
Tyre expert Philip von Grolman of ReifenDirekt knows: "Many classic car fans put nostalgic memories in connection with their cars; others choose a coveted model as a form of investment. At any rate, before driving such a desirable vehicle, one first needs to be properly prepared. That also includes getting new tyres." The iconic machines also require special regular care in order to maintain their value in the long run. Vintage-car care also includes making sure the car remains in good working order. Thus owners of classic cars should regularly check the oil and if necessary, carry out oil refills or replace the lubricant. Unlike newer models, classics frequently require oil changes, some models as often as once every 3,000 miles. It is also important to use the right type of oil, as today's synthetic oils are not suitable for many vintage models.
However, the wave of nostalgia is not only limited to vehicles with four wheels, two-wheelers are also along for the ride. "Old chopper and cruiser flair is just as sought-after as that of retro scooters. Those are particularly trendy among younger two-wheeler enthusiasts," says Andreas Faulstich, responsible specialist for two-wheelers at Delticom.
After checking the oil, all the other usual checks should also be carried out. The level of braking fluid should be measured as well as the state, tread depth and pressure of the tyres. Again, vintage cars often require a special type of tyres, so if need to replace them, make sure you are properly informed. For a quick overview of what is available, go to the online stores of Europe's leading online tyre dealer Delticom, www.reifendirekt.de, or check out www.motorradreifendirekt.de for two-wheeler vehicles. Apart from a great range for modern cars, there are also suitable tyre brands for vintage vehicles, including coveted whitewall tyres. Specific models in the retro beauty series are even available for motorbikes and scooters. The product range for cars includes amongst others the well-known Michelin Classic collection as well as Vredestein tyres. A new addition to the vintage car product range is the Nankang Classic, currently available as 185 R15 93H, with more sizes to follow. Quickly and securely complete your old darling's tyre purchase with just a few clicks. Deliver your chosen tyres with comfort and ease directly to your own address or to an assembler* near you as indicated on the website.
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