Wednesday May 11, 2016
As the warmer weather hits, classic car fans up and down the country will be celebrating as the classic car driving season really takes off. Whether you’re planning to enjoy a relaxed and scenic Sunday drive, or perhaps getting your pride and joy ready to take to a show for the first time, it’s important to make sure you have the right insurance cover in place and are making the necessary steps to safeguard your vehicle.
West Midlands Police PC Simon Barrett comment: “As well as preparing your classic for the summer by way of its appearance, you should also consider security of the vehicle when parked in a public place and also when it’s in storage. Here we give a few pointers:
• The use of additional tested and approved security products such as steering wheel locks or pedal boxes is imperative, this is because classic vehicles are often missing the security features found on more modern cars.
• Security of your garage is vital too, a strong outer garage door with a high standard of lock and door hardware to ‘Sold Secure’ standard is critical. Also consider use of a bollard to block the vehicle in; however this must be an approved product installed in line with the manufacturer’s instructions.
• In addition the use of forensic marking kits makes individual components of your classic more identifiable, with a unique DNA solution that is visible under ultra violet light."
‘How do you get involved with classic car drives and rallies', you ask? Simple, once your car is ready to go and you have the right cover, check online, in local and national press or with the numerous car clubs out there to find out what’s on in your area, and then all that’s left to do is enjoy the drive!