Update: Classic cars or trucks got a big boom in the current automotive industry for sure. Especially, in the past 2 years, people love to keep the classic vehicle as an option to enjoy on holidays or other purposes. If I speak of the costs, then it got even pricey to get the nice classic truck with nice accessories on it. However, we all know that these vehicles have to go at one stage, so please don’t just give them away for nothing or pay a lot of money to someone to dispose them. Car Wreckers in Australia are still the great option to go.
Have you ever thought that keeping a classic car can be much more expensive compared to the contemporary vehicle? Well, I am sure, you do! However, there are much more hidden factors involved that make the classic car maintenance more costly. If you are keeping the classic vehicle parked in your garage, then start tracking the expense activity from today for the next 3 months and I am sure that you will realise the difference. If your classic vehicle is costing you more than its actual worth, then it is a good time to give a call to the auto wreckers in Brisbane. So many salvage yards in Queensland, help people to dispose the classic cars into environmentally safe way and pay a good cash in return. They will pay you because they remove some of usable parts from your vehicle which can be sold again.
If you are tangled about the complete picture of hidden costs involved, then please go through following factors and they might realise you somehow:
Spare Maintenance Charges
A classic cars need more attention in regards to the regular maintenance. You can’t wait for 6 months or 10’000 KM like a normal car. Monthly maintenance required for the classic vehicles, to make sure that everything is in working order. Classic vehicles need to be waxed properly in order to keep the charm of classic automobiles. When we sum up all of these costs, then it comes with much more than the other normal vehicle. Also, there are specific expert mechanics who can maintain the classic vehicle mechanism and this is the reason that they will charge you more than the other contemporary vehicle.
Hard to Find Spare Parts
Along with the additional maintenance charges, there is another thing which is hard and very expensive to buy generally, classic vehicle spare parts. Really expensive to buy the brand new ones. You might browse the auto parts from other places, however, the possibilities for the best price is minimal. Only car wreckers or scrap dealers can arrange it for you at reasonable prices, however the availability will be still the factor. The required auto part is part of regular maintenance so considering arranging the classic spare parts could be another hidden cost from your pocket.
Low Fuel Economy
Apart from regular maintenance and spare part charges, there is another hidden cost involved with the poor fuel economy of classic cars. If you are planning to drive the classic vehicle on a daily basis, then you will soon realise the additional fuel costs anyway. There is no way to improve the fuel economy for classic vehicle because they typically get less MPGs compare to the modern vehicles. The body weight of the classic machines is much heavier than the contemporary one which cause more fuel to run the machine.
Check out “5 hidden costs of owning a classic car“for more details.
As a conclusion, it is not a good idea to keep the classic vehicle unless you are rich enough to cope the hidden expenses. Take away the old classic vehicle to the salvage yards OR call them to remove them for you and get a new vehicle with good fuel economy and make your life easy.