Car Repair , Service, Annapolis MD
Written by Jessica Golden

The 4 C’s of Maintaining A Classic Car

 Car Services, Repair ,Annapolis MDBuying a classic car means acquiring a wonderful memento from an era. Although you may do with it as you please, a true collector will happily take on the responsibility of preserving a vintage automobile for future posterity. Remember the 4 C’s when it comes to maintaining your classic car.


Over time, there will be new developments in car care, and that’s why regularly consulting with a trusted certified mechanic is a great idea for your classic. Do it yourself sometimes means forgetting aspects of simple car maintenance, leading to big and costly repair issues in the future. A professional may also be indispensable sourcing hard-to-find parts and getting the best prices.


Exposure to the elements is the greatest enemy of vintage automobiles. Once rust corrodes a classic’s parts, finding replacements may prove to be a challenge. Damage to the car’s body may also occur from hail, sleet or wind-blown objects. UV rays and increased temperatures from direct sunlight will deteriorate vulnerable portions of your vehicle. Cover or garage your classic to preserve its beauty.


Allowing prolonged accumulation of grime and dirt will eventually lead to terrible performance and permanent damage. You will have to get down and dirty for tough to reach spots, but it will be worth it in the long run. If you can afford it, get a professional wash and detail, making sure that your classic gets a shiny coat of wax at the end to make it sparkle.


There’s no real joy in keeping your precious in your pocket. Cruising your classic will put pep in your step and make sure it’s running great. A car sitting idle for long spells is also more susceptible to rust and corrosion. Sometimes the best way to determine a car’s problems is actually driving it.

Last Advice

Chesapeake Import Services has provided reputable and trusted services to Annapolis and the surrounding areas since 1991 and currently offer the following benefits:

  • Service specials for both new and returning customers.
  • Courteous, professional management and staff.
  • Large, clean and comfortable waiting area.
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Convenient location in the heart of Annapolis.
  • 24 month/24,000 mile warranty on parts and labor (some exclusions apply).
  • Modern, well-equipped facility utilizing the latest technology and equipment.
  • Prompt, reliable services and quality repairs.
  • Professional and accurate diagnostics for modern vehicle systems.

Call us for an appointment today at (410) 267-8411. We will be very happy to see you.