When you own something of value, be it financial or sentimental, you can so often find yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place.
On one hand, you want to show off whatever it is to as many people as you can. You’ll no doubt love the item, cherish it dearly and want everyone to see just how great it is.
On the other, however, you want to do as much as possible to keep it safe and secure, ensuring that it isn’t damaged in the slightest and stays in the best condition it can.
It’s because of this why as a default, we’ll usually opt more for the latter than the former, keeping jewellery locked away in boxes and only wearing it on special occasions, for example.
When it comes to classic cars, you’re put in the same situation, but one that’s slightly different, as all aspects can be increased in their significance. You’re likely to have paid more for the car than many other things you’ve bought, you want to show it off – and enjoy it – regularly, but you also want to do everything you can to ensure it continues to look and run as it should.
As this is the case, a lot of people opt for using secure classic car storage and this is undoubtedly fantastic. Here, we offer a safe and secure environment, store a range of classic cars and make sure you can sleep at night knowing no damage will come to your vehicle.
But whilst we’d encourage every classic car owner to store their vehicle in the most suitable way possible, if you’ve bought your car to drive it, you need to get the balance right between storing it and driving it.
If your car needs a considerable amount of work doing to it and you know it’s going to be a project you’ll carry out in the future, long-term storage without regular access could be great. If you’re simply wanting to protect it from the elements and actually plan on driving it regularly, you then need to consider an option whereby you can gain easy access to your vehicle.
No classic car enthusiast likes to see a classic car just sat there, not doing anything for years on end – especially when it’s in a perfect condition to drive and enjoy!
We fully understand you can want to strive to keep your vehicle in the best state, but unless you’ve purchased it knowing you won’t be driving it anytime soon (if at all – perhaps you’re thinking of it as an investment, for instance), you need to keep in mind driving it is how you’re going to enjoy it most.
Therefore, whilst there’s no doubt you should store your classic car properly, you need to be certain you’ve chosen the right storage option to suit your needs perfectly.