For most of us who are classic car fans, restorers or collectors, we try to keep our pride and joy looking and running as similar to how it was in its time as possible. This is why our customers look for high quality classic car restoration, to get the vehicle looking as good as – or better than is was when it left the factory the first time.
When it comes to fuel, however, things get a bit trickier. If you are never planning on driving your vintage vehicle, you needn`t worry, but most people like to show off their classic car, and for that, we need fuel. As rules about the fuel that can be used has been changed over the years, this can become a problem for classic car drivers. It is unlikely that the fuel that once powered your classic car is still available – there have been many changes to fuel since cars first hit the roads of Britain.
Some of the differences that we have seen in fuel since the beginning of car time include:
- The loss of two-star petrol in 1989-1990
- The end of lead petrol at the end of the 20th Century
- The significant increase in the amount of volatile components in petrol
- The rising use of ethanol in petrol now and in the future
It is impossible to expect an engine built almost 100 years ago to be able to use modern fuel, so if you are on the road and need to fill up, what do you do?
Here at Rustybug we don`t tamper with the fine craftsmanship of a classic car engine, so we recommend to our customers that they use fuel additives to keep their engine purring and car running smoothly.
There are a number of fuel additives that you can add to make sure that your classic car engine runs as it should, meaning that you can get to your destination trouble free and without causing any long – or short-term damage.
As each car is different, from different eras, we recommend that you speak to one of our team at the Rustybug Workshop for advice on what is the best to use for your vehicle.
Here at Rustybug we can restore everything from the engine to the bodywork on your classic car. We can take from literally, a rusty bug to a shining beast in better condition than when it left the factory, offering blast cleaning, chassis straightening, body painting and mechanical services as well upkeep services and much more.
So, if you have a classic car in need of some love, restoration or just need some advice from experts and fellow enthusiasts, get in touch with us today.