The automotive industry has come a long way since the invention of the first gasoline-powered automobile in the late 19th century.
From the early horseless carriages to the sleek, high-performance vehicles of today, cars have revolutionised the way we travel and have transformed societies around the world.
Giving classic cars the respect they deserve
Amidst the rapid advancements in automotive technology, classic cars hold a special place in our hearts at Foster & Heanes.
Our garage recognises the significance of classic car preservation and takes pride in maintaining these automotive treasures.
As enthusiasts and collectors ourselves, we offer full servicing and repair for all classic cars. We hold the utmost respect for classic and vintage cars, so you can be assured your classic will be fit, healthy and back on the road after spending some time with us, giving you many more miles to enjoy!
We believe that every classic car has a unique story to tell, and it is our mission to ensure that these stories endure through our dedicated care.
Servicing your classic car
Classic cars are older vehicles with unique features and often require special attention.
Regular servicing is a crucial aspect of owning a classic car. It not only enhances the car’s performance and safety, but it also allows owners to cherish and enjoy their vintage car for years to come.
These are some good reasons to keep up to date with your service schedule:
Preservation of Originality
Classic cars are prized for their authenticity and historical significance. Regular servicing helps preserve the original components and ensure they function optimally. It also prevents the need for major replacements, which can be challenging to find for vintage vehicles.
Prevention of Major Issues
Routine servicing allows mechanics to catch and address minor problems before they escalate into more significant issues. This can prevent costly repairs and potential breakdowns on the road.
Regular maintenance ensures that the engine, transmission, and other essential systems are in good condition, leading to improved performance and fuel efficiency. It also helps to retain the car's power and responsiveness.
Classic cars might not have the same safety features as modern vehicles. Regular servicing helps identify safety concerns and ensures that the brakes, suspension, tires, and other critical components are functioning correctly, reducing the risk of accidents.
Classic cars are often cherished possessions, and owners intend to keep them running for as long as possible. Regular servicing can extend the lifespan of the vehicle and allow future generations to enjoy its timeless appeal.
Properly maintained classic cars retain or even increase their value over time. Collectors and enthusiasts appreciate well-cared-for vehicles, and a complete service history adds to their appeal.
Compliance with Regulations
Depending on the region, there might be specific regulations for classic cars, such as emissions requirements and safety standards. Regular servicing ensures that the vehicle remains compliant with these regulations.
Improved Fuel Efficiency
With regular maintenance, the engine stays in good condition, reducing fuel consumption and ensuring the car remains more environmentally friendly.
For many classic car owners, their vehicle holds sentimental value and serves as a source of joy and pride. Regular servicing provides peace of mind and allows owners to enjoy their vintage rides without worries.
Classic cars often require specialised knowledge and skills to maintain properly. Taking your classic car to Foster & Heanes will ensure it receives the right care and attention it deserves.
Book your classic car in for a service before putting it into winter storage
By servicing your classic car before putting it into storage, you reduce the risk of potential issues that could arise during its period of inactivity.
When you decide to take it out of storage, you'll be more likely to find it in good condition and ready to hit the road without major concerns. Regular maintenance and proper storage care can help preserve the value and condition of your classic car for years to come.
To book your classic car service, or to book in for a repair, please call us on 01252 615657 or visit our website for more details on our classic car servicing and repair at https://www.fosterandheanesltd.co.uk/classic