Congratulations! Not many people experience that feeling when someone hands you the keys to the car of your dreams. After months, maybe years of searching and figuring out how you would finance the deal, you’ve finally acquired a classic vehicle. Your blood must be pumping right now, but your long journey isn’t over.
Once you buy the car, you’ve got to make sure you get it home in one piece. Remember that an exotic car is an asset and won’t lose its value if you keep it in mint condition. Plus, it’s soul-destroying to get behind the wheel and let a rookie error ruin one of the greatest days of your life.
Here are the steps you must follow.
DON’T DRIVE IT
As you probably realize, you’re in no condition to drive. You’re not drunk or anything like that, yet you are high on happiness. So, it’s not uncommon to make mistakes that may put you and your car in jeopardy. It’s like when you pass your test and can finally drive legally. Your examiner doesn’t let you drive because the euphoria instantly encourages you to forget safety features. If you can’t get or won’t allow anyone else to drive it home, make sure it’s delivered to your address.
PUMP UP THE INSURANCE
You can drive a classic or exotic vehicle with a license and standard insurance policy. Although it’s not illegal, it isn’t a smart move because your car is worth a lot of money. Unlike a traditional motor, it won’t depreciate as it’s an asset. Before you drive it for the first time, it’s vital to invest in an exotic car insurance policy that protects you from fender benders. After all, you want to make sure the value rises so that your ROI is high when you decide to sell.
MAINTAIN THE QUALITY
The average American motorist drives over 100,000 miles every year, and they only get an oil change after 3,000 miles. For you, these figures are far too high. Firstly, there’s no reason to drive it everywhere because the likelihood is that your dream car isn’t practical. Apart from taking it out for a joyride now and again, it will need to remain in the garage. To be sure everything is ticking along under the hood, you must schedule regular tune-ups. That way, it won’t suffer from wear and tear, and it won’t cost you a fortune in auto repairs.
POST PICTURES ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Last but not least, it’s time to celebrate your achievement. Since you can’t cruise around town to show off, you can rely on social media instead. Take as many pictures as possible and upload them to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and let the likes and comments flood in. You’ll get all the gratification you expected without putting your dream vehicle in harm’s way. You’ve got to love social media! Don’t forget to take snaps that highlight your car’s curves in all the right places.
Do you have a car that you dream about at night? How do you plan on buying it?
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