The Issues if You Are Driving Vintage Cars

There are a lot of issues in vintage cars from its steering wheel to its exorbitant insurance rates. Vintage cars are something that is a spectacle. Seeing a vehicle that is 30 years old or even more is so grand. For sure, you will also feel grand and proud for owning a classic.

So, vintage owners really take good care of their prime possession. They put on a lot of good money to maintain it, but almost never driving them around for fear of a collision or even a minor dent. Classic cars need to be in good condition to hold it in high estimation.

The truth is that a lot of owners will not out rightly admit it, but it is not just the fear of it having slight or major damage that they have qualms about. It is really because there are concerns in driving this type of vehicle every day. Let us discuss the difficulties in driving a vintage:

Steering Wheel

  • Today, we hear about “power steering” but a lot of people do not really understand what it really means. This started 20 to 30 years ago when most of the cars came out with this as their usual feature. The lack of it in vintage cars makes reaction on certain things dangerous. Not having power steering will puts you in a higher risk of a collision because there is lag in the reaction of your vehicle.
  • A good example would be if a child is running on the street while you were driving your vintage that has no steering wheel, there is a higher chance you will hit the kid because you do not have the power steering wheel that could quickly react on that situation.

No safety features

  • Vintage cars do not have the current safety features that modern cars have such as air bags and safety belts. These will protect you should a collision happens. This means that you are a possible candidate of a bad injury or killed due to the collision. Those safety features plus the power steering wheel that makes the vintage car a double disaster in the safety department.

Haphazardly breaking down

  • Vintage cars are more inclined to breakdown except if you have extraordinarily maintained it. Surely, some of its part with be corroded, fragile or broken down; if not, then its shape is not the way it used to be.
  • It could also just break down while you are driving because of a flat tire, electrical fire, or an engine ejecting smoke. So, bring with you some additional cash to make sure you can have extra money when the need arises.

Vintage car parts

  • Buying a vintage car is easy, but buying the spare parts are not that easy because of its rarity. Not only that, the question is can you afford the spare parts needed to fix your vintage? That is another factor to consider. Some collectibles needs a mechanic whose specialty is vintage cars. Tedious, and yes, pricey!

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Lack of comfort features

  • When you drive a more current cars, you have the air conditioning, tinted windows, CD players, and your seats cushioned and comfy. All of these are not available in vintage cars. You might even end up with a painful butt because the seats are not as comfortable as that of a modern car seats.


Vintage car insurance is costly because it could break down anytime and it is susceptible to accidents. If your classic is too old and you decided to just make it as one of your collectibles, which means you are interested in the collector car insurance. Then, your vintage car will not be covered fully in all driving circumstances.

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