With the long weekend ahead and the snowy showers of winter hopefully behind us, many of us will be using the Easter break as a chance to get our classic cars out for a long-overdue drive.
So, if you’re thinking of heading out on the open road and blowing off the cobwebs, there are a few things you should consider.
Is The Car Ready?
Be sure to give your classic car a quick basics check before you head out to drive, especially if it’s been parked up in a garage or outside for the winter months.
The cold weather and harsh conditions can really affect how a car performs, so be sure to check out:
- The tyres
- The battery
- That there is enough oil and fuel
All of these parts are crucial to you having an enjoyable (and breakdown-free) drive this weekend.
Do you have a plan?
When you’re heading out in your classic car, it’s nice to plan out a drive to take in some of the best views and routes available.
We all have our own favourite routes to head down, but in case you need some inspiration, we’ve put together a quick list of fun drives you may want to check out:
- A1 past Gateshead – A chance to take in the Angel of the North and the Millennium Bridge.
- Hutton-Le-Hole, North Yorkshire – A fantastic, winding countryside route.
- A9 from Stirling to Inverness – Recently described as one of the world’s most beautiful A-roads.
- Abergwesyn Pass, Wales – a mixture of hairpin bends, crests and wildlife.
- Warwick Castle to Gaydon – a rolling country route with plenty to see.
Finally, it is important to make sure that your car is still insured – to make sure you are covered or for all of your insurance needs, call us today on 0121 248 9304.