Classic car servicing
We understand that classic and vintage vehicles require regular servicing. This can be a simple engine oil change or a more complete service. Our team works hard to provide value for money and we always ensure that our customers are fully aware of the cost of parts and labour. For classic car servicing we recommend using Penrite Oils and Evans Waterless Coolants to ensure best performance and longevity for your engine. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.
Old vehicles will require repairing at some stage, either to its mechanics, electrics or the bodywork. Whether your car has suffered from accident damage or the passing of time has just taken its toll, let us help you. Wight Classics will undertake engine, gearbox and transmission rebuilds as well as axle repairs. Our fabrication skills will make sure than panels are repaired and rust can be removed with confidence.
Replace a single body panel as part of your car’s rolling restoration or opt for a full nut-and-bolt restoration. Wight Classics’ restoration service can adapt itself to your requirements. Both mechanical and bodywork can be undertaken in-house with out network of local specialists for additional aspects such as re-trimming upholstery. We can take your vehicle from a bare metal shell back to full roadworthiness.
Annual safety inspection
Cars first registered more than 40 years ago in most cases no longer require an MOT cerificate. However, there are many exceptions and exemptions that owners should be aware and all owners are obligated “to keep the vehicle in a roadworthy condition”. Failure to do this could easily result in a hefty fine or in some cases your insurance coverage could be affected.
We recommend an annual safety check and service for the good of your classic car and for your peace of mind. Call us for more details. You can find out more about MOT exemptions for classic cars from the Government’s website.
Alongside classic car servicing, our extensive contacts network in the classic automotive sector means that can normally source new parts. When new parts prove impossible to obtain, we then will look to use used parts with the client’s consent.
The driving experience of older cars can often be improved by upgrading or adding new parts. This can range from servo-assisted brakes and power steering to unleaded fuel conversations or a suspension upgrade. We regularly fit electronic ignition and LED lights. Why not pop in to Wight Classics to talk though your ideas and we can add our experience and to develop upgrades that will suit you and your classic vehicle.
Call in to see us in Arreton or make an appointment for us to view your car off site for a free appraisal.
Wight Classics works with Aldridge Trimming a family run business that has been established for well over half a century and three generations. Established in 1931, Aldridge is one of the UK’s largest car upholstery specialists and has featured regularly on ‘Car S.O.S.’, National Geographic’s popular classic car TV programme.
Originally Aldridge mainly focussed on Jaguar cars from the 1950s onwards, but now supports Austin Healey, Triumph, Mercedes (from 1964 onwards) and Ford cars from the 60’s and 70’s era. They can also manufacture anything from a sun visor to a complete interior trim set for virtually any classic car where the original patterns are supplied and they are constantly adding to the product range.
Wight Classic will work with Aldridge to specify your requirements and work with our local trimmers to ensure an expert fit. If you are looking to improve the interior of your classic car, why not call us today and see how Wight Classics can help?
Classic car sales
Soon Wight Classics will be adding a ‘classic cars for sale’ page to its website.
This new section will be a showcase for local classic cars. It will be a convieninet and simple way for buyers and sellers to get in contact on the Isle of Wight. More news to follow soon.
If you are interested in selling your car via Wight Classics then please get in touch.