The winter is synonymous with storage. Most classic car owners feel obliged to stow their vehicle for the duration of the wetter, colder months. And in some cases they are right to do so. The nature of older cars means they are extremely prone to the elements – water, falling leaves, salt, mud and other natural elements on the roads are the natural nemesis of classic cars. It is obvious then why it can be sensible to avoid driving your classic car in the Winter.
On the flip side, however, Europe’s winters are long. Lasting almost 5 months in total. Leaving your classic Mercedes tucked away for this whole period requires planning, constant monitoring and what some people might be surprised by – driving. Your vehicle needs to be used over this period. It’s a fact. Your old Mercedes won’t like sitting around for months on end. Tires will square, condensation will penetrate, materials will degrade. The list goes on.
Further complications arise when owners delay maintenance until the Spring – the driving season. There are limited ramps at SLSHOP, and limited Craftsmen available to care for each classic Mercedes SL in the UK. Naturally, we are booked well ahead of the Spring period, which is why we try and encourage owners to visit us during the Autumn/Winter period, ensuring their vehicle is primed and ready for the welcoming of the Spring driving season.
This Autumn/Winter period we are offering classic Mercedes owners a Seasonal Assurance Report for only £99.00, to give your vehicle a once over before you either choose to put it away or continue to regularly use it. This Assurance Report is a first-class way to give your vehicle mechanical and financial security over the darker days of the year.