Taking Care of Your Classic Car

With sunshine and blue sky making its way to the Pacific Northwest, classic car season is right around the corner. Whether you’re taking your vintage ride out of storage, or recently added to your collection, it’s important to take some time and refresh on some classic car Do’s and Don’ts.

Check Your Car

Before you take your car out for a sunny drive, make sure to check the oil, tires, fuel, and brakes. Basic maintenance procedures keep your collection running for years to come and prevent a disaster while on the road. Nothing ruins a nice drive like a flat tire! Outside of this basic maintenance, the most important decisions you can make for your car is at the pump.

Using the Right Fuel

Classic cars are not designed for regular fuel. Older engines were never designed for modern unleaded fuel. This is due to the ethanol in gas now. While it burns clean and has a high-octane rating, it also can slowly ruin your car’s antique engine. Ethanol can absorb water from condensation and even humid weather. This can lead to building up gunk in the engine. Along with being hygroscopic, it’s also corrosive. If your engine has cork or rubber seals, the ethanol can eat right through it over time. Luckily, there are solutions that can accommodate your classic ride’s needs.

The most extreme of your options is to replace the older engine with a modern engine. While this solves the problem of using modern fuel for good, it can be very expensive, time consuming, and is not possible for all vintage vehicles. A cost efficient and more compatible option is to fuel your classic cars with non-ethanol fuel, specifically premium 92. This high-octane fuel won’t corrode your engine or create build up that can damage your car. One of the downsides to non-ethanol fuel is that it can be tough to find. Luckily, Jubitz has all classic car lovers covered!

Where to Fuel

Jubitz conveniently offers non-ethanol premium at the following locations:

1503 NE 136 St Vancouver, WA (Inquire in the office)

3200 SE Columbia Way Vancouver, WA

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 877-7JUBITZ or email us at fuel@jubitz.com. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the road!