Wondering what type of check-ups your car should be having to maintain its top running health? For peak performance of your ride, you should be going well beyond an oil change. Take a look at the list below and learn how (and why) you should be showing your car the TLC it deserves.
1. Oil Changes
Regular oil changes are the simplest way to extend the life of your car and save major headaches and expenses related to breakdowns and repairs. Without a regular oil change, buildup will start to occur in the cooler parts of the engine and lead to carbon deposits coming from the old oil. This will likely lead to an expensive engine cleaning or worn-out piston rings.
On the flip side, adherence to routine oil changes
How to choose the best repair shop for a classic car?
Classic cars require specialized service and repairs. With the financial and emotional investment you likely have in your classic car, why trust it to just any body shop? Learn how to choose where to go to get your treasure the upkeep and pampering it deserves.
Why not just do the jobs myself?
Hiring a mechanic to service your classic car provides numerous benefits including:
Knowledge of necessary service. Mechanics experienced with a particular type of classic car will know exactly what service is needed when. These services requirements and timing vary significantly from modern cars.
Documentation of service. If you ever decide to resell your car, having a record of what services you have had performed will help increase the [...]
Owning a classic car is a lot like owning a piece of art. It’s a priceless and timeless investment that requires extra care to preserve its beauty and functionality. It’s also important to maintain your classic care for safety reasons.
To help, we’ve rounded up 5 simple tips for maintaining your classic car.
Cover it up
Classic cars that are left outside are particularly susceptible to rust over the years due to prolonged exposure to rain, wind and sun. When rust happens, it will eat away at your classic car, requiring you to find replacement parts and make costly repairs. Wind can also blow objects into your car during storms, resulting in scratches and dents. And let’s not forget about direct sunlight, which can negatively impact how [...]
Imagine this. You’re on your way to work. You’re running late. You’re stressed and all of the sudden, your check engine light comes on without warning.
Do you panic? Not necessarily. Chances are, your car is OK as long as it’s not stalling or smoking. Unlike the “low fuel” light, a check engine light doesn’t exactly provide information about what the problem is. For this reason, we’ve decided to share five common malfunctions that can cause the light to come on and what you can do about it.
You need a new oxygen sensor
Your oxygen sensor, the part that monitors the unburned oxygen from the exhaust, can fail for a number of reasons such as, neglecting car repairs, an engine leak, from [...]
Over time, your headlights become dirty, cloudy, tarnished, oxidized and discolored from normal wear and tear. What you probably don’t realize is how dangerous this can be. Having cloudy headlights can significantly reduce your visibility on the road. It can also make it difficult for other drivers to see you at night.
That’s why it’s essential to take care of your headlights. Here are some important facts you should know:
Why should I have clear headlights?
It’s important for your safety! Drivers need to see two clear lights spaced evenly apart coming toward them at night. Otherwise, drivers might think you are a motorcycle, bike, or someone walking with a flashlight. Thus, hampering your safety.
Currently, 22 states require vehicle inspections that include headlight tests. The tests measure the low beam range [...]
Getting routine check ups on your vehicle is important. It keeps your car running longer, looking new and prevents big problems from happening like a broken transmission or engine failure.
Here are 7 reasons why you should get regular maintenance on your car, SUV or truck.
1. It’s safe
It doesn’t matter how great you drive, you’re still at risk for getting into an accident if your vehicle isn’t running properly. Accidents can happen when you have faulty brakes, dirty headlights, worn windshield wipers and tires, buildup in your exhaust or a leaky gas tank.
2. It’s good for the environment
Your vehicle emits dangerous fumes like carbon dioxide and automotive fluids into the air and water. Maintaining your car will [...]