Is your hydraulic clutch still operable?

Cars require quite a lot of care to keep them in working order, but the demands with vintage and classical models are far more substantial. This is especially true when you have to place them into storage for a prolonged period. Many issues can occur if you don’t prepare the vehicle properly. With our state of the art air chambers however, we seek to offer you a top-notch storage solution that tackles problems related to moisture and dust.

Although a vehicle can be left in an air chamber for an extensive amount of time, you will still need to check it periodically to make sure it is safe. Since there are so many parts to a car though, owners often don’t know where to start. To give you a helping hand, we’ve listed one of the most important areas below, as well as what to expect from them after months of storage.

The hydraulic clutch is a notable part that must be examined regularly. What you must do here is check the fluids within your clutch’s reservoir to make sure they haven’t run out. Top up as much necessary, or change it entirely if your car has been out of commission for over 18 months. If the fluid levels are low, inspect your slave cylinder and hose for leakages.

Whilst you’re checking the slave cylinder pushrod’s movements, have someone depress the clutch pedal. Should the pushrod fail to move, or is moving ever so slightly, then bleed your clutch system. Fluid that is present within the slave cylinder’s dust boot signals that there is a failed seal within your slave. Depending in its condition, it has to either be reconstructed or replaced outright.

At Rudler Car Transportation & Storage, the air chambers that we have available are appropriate for both short and long-term storage. In addition to abolishing problematic temperature shifts and preventing condensation, they also permit their users to conduct small maintenance tasks while the vehicle is still inside.

If these products have attracted your attention and you’d like further details on them, we’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.