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Don’t Let Common Classic Car Problems Stop You From Getting Your Dream Car

You’ve finally found the classic car of your dreams. You’ve wanted this car since you were a kid, and you’ve worked hard to save your pennies to buy it. You’ve heard from your friends, however, that classic cars come with a lot of problems. It’s true. Some do. But you shouldn’t let that stop you. Getz Automotive repairs classic automobiles, and we have vast experience in the following common classic car problems.

Overheating Engine

Most classic cars overheat for two reasons. First, their cooling systems weren’t built for today’s driving conditions. Second, they generally have a lot of original parts and leaks that lead to low coolant levels, a broken fan or fan belt, a malfunctioning thermostat, or even clogged radiator pipes. All of these things can be fixed with a cooling system inspection and service.

Brake Trouble

Once you buy your dream classic car, it’s important to have it inspected from the roof to the tires. Another problem we see here at Getz Automotive is brake system wear and tear. Chances are, your new baby doesn’t have a brake warning light. Chances are, it might also have original brake system parts. These need to be replaced so you can ensure the brakes work as they should.

Electrical Problems

Depending on the age of your classic car, your electrical system may consist of the alternator, battery, and starter only. Depending on whether the classic was driven or sitting in a garage or museum somewhere, the electrical system could be completely dead. Pests could have chewed through wiring, too, so an electrical system inspection is prudent once you buy the car.

Engine Breakdowns

How the classic was cared for can affect its engine performance. If the car was not cared for, you might be facing serious engine damage due to oil breakdown, carburetor trouble, or another issue. Classics are a unique beast in that they’re easy to maintain and repair but they are prone to problems because of their age. You can expect engine trouble with your classic; we can fix it.

Wheel Alignment and Balance

Finally, classic cars often need frequent wheel balancing and alignment to protect the older suspension parts. Think about when your car was manufactured and the roads at that time. If you have a true classic, chances are the highways we know today were not built back then. Your classic was designed to drive maybe five to ten miles a day no faster than 40 to 50 miles-per-hour!

No matter the age, make, or model of your classic car, Getz Automotive in Fuquay-Varina, NC, can fix it. We fix everything, and we will put our passion for classic cars to work on your older automobile.

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