Inactivity for an automobile is often as destructive as it is for a human. Damage can occur as the vehicle just sits. Rubber rots, upholstery mildews, metal rusts and engine parts seize. The following steps can help to ensure the vehicle is quickly ready to be back on the road for the next spring with a minimal amount of deterioration. Begin by detailing the classic auto. Wash away road grime and coat with wax. Do not buff chrome until it is time to remove the vehicle from storage. Vacuum and
Making the decision to purchase a classic car is certainly not one to be undertaken lightly, especially if it is your first time. Therefore, once you have deliberated long and hard and are certain that you want to own a vintage set of wheels, it is essential that you do the necessary research and end up with the perfect specimen for you. The first step is obviously to look into the types of classic automobiles that exist and decipher what your options are. Perhaps you already have an idea of
Classic muscle cars have made a comeback in popular culture due in a large part to their being featured in the popular Hollywood franchise, The Fast and the Furious. Illegal drag racing had been going out for years before the Fast and the Furious franchise glamorized the whole experience. People who weren’t even into cars or racing suddenly had an all-new fascination for the classic muscle car and the gritty underworld of street racing. It also didn’t hurt that the leads were easy on the eyes! Dominic Toretto, the character
There are a number of things that you should consider before you dive headfirst into classic car restoration. If you plan the project correctly you will get exactly the outcome you are looking for. There is always a reason to restore a car. For some people it’s as simple as nostalgia, it reminds them of better times. For others, it’s a business, and their goal is to make money restoring classic cars. And then there are those who do it for an investment, and classic cars are a good investment
I know this is a bit different of an article, but if you read my articles then you know that if a reader of my articles asks a question I usually try to answer it if I can. Today I had a reader ask how to do the bodywork after the rust patches, or replacement panels are in place. In this article, I will try to answer his question. I don’t know if this is exactly what he was looking for but I will wing it. The question is how
If you are looking for a way to improve the performance of your car or reduce fuel consumption, you may want to consider booking your car in for a professional remapping. ECU remaps are specialist methods of fine-tuning a car engine’s computer to make the car run at optimum levels that suit the driving conditions, and the driver style. If you have a large and powerful car its engine may need some fine-tuning so that you get the best performance possible. This is especially important for cars with turbocharged engines.