Some of us see a car we like and think, “I want that.” Others see several great looking cars and think, “I want them all.” If you’re starting to feel the urge to own more than one classy vehicle, you’re probably wondering where to start. We’ve got a few tips that you should consider first!
Before making any purchases, you’ll have to do a bit of homework. If you’ve got an encyclopedic knowledge of which classic models were made in what year and in what variations, that’s great, but that’s only one part of the larger picture. Far more instrumental is market research. The better you know the market and how to predict price trends, the more prudent and cost-effective you’ll be as a collector. Research is also essential in terms of knowing the history of a vehicle you’re buying. Who were its previous owners? What work has been done on it throughout its lifetime? Never add a vehicle to your collection without knowing where it’s been.
Even if you get an iconic model for a great price, it’s only worth collecting if you keep it in good shape. A vehicle you acquire should at the very least maintain its value when you own it, and ideally, it’ll appreciate in value as time goes on. This is why you should never skimp out on parts and maintenance. Each addition to your collection deserves proper quality parts and expert treatment. Research comes in handy again here. Every car has different needs, so when deciding on a purchase, you should know the model well enough to have a sense of what it will cost to maintain, both initially and in the long term.
With the importance of maintenance in mind, it’s impossible to overstate the value of a well-equipped garage. Even if you’re renting a storage space for your collection, optimizing that space will be a lot easier with a storage lift. This goes double if you’re keeping your cars in your home garage. However, storage lifts aren’t your only option. You’re probably keen on doing your own maintenance, and once you experience the convenience and flexibility of working on a vehicle when it’s held up securely by a high-quality 2-post lift, you’ll never want to go back to lying on the garage floor again!
Are you an aspiring car collector, or are you satisfied with the ride you have? Either way, Lift King can provide top notch lifts and other automotive equipment at a standard of quality that can’t be beat. We serve Calgary and can deliver across Canada, so call (403) 283-1020 today!