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Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Race Cars |

4 Smart Tips For Making Your Vehicle Last

4 Smart Tips For Making Your Vehicle Last

Because the prices of new cars has climbed steeply over the last decade, people are more willing to keep their older models. As long as they can keep running without requiring major repairs (for example, a transmission overhaul), it’s far easier on the budget. And therein lies the challenge.

Your vehicle will eventually die and need to be retired. There’s little you can do to prevent that from happening aside from pouring money into an ongoing string of expensive repairs. However, there are some smart things you can do that will prolong your car’s life. The following four items are simple and intuitive, yet millions of drivers fail to do them:

#1 – Follow Your Owner’s Manual Closely

Strangely, many people have never looked at their owner’s manual, even though it holds the secret to your car’s life. It contains a service schedule (this might be a separate booklet) that details every important maintenance item. It explains exactly when those items should be performed. From oil changes to air filter checks, and spark plug replacements to your ignition system, everything is listed in your service schedule. The key is to use it.

#2 – Be Gentle When You Start It

When your car sits for hours, the oil that circulates throughout the engine falls to the oil pan. Without that oil, your engine would overheat. When you start your vehicle, the engine roars to life, but it takes several seconds for the oil to move from the pan to the moving parts. Have you ever watched someone start their car and immediately floor it? That’s a good way to damage the engine. Be gentle. Crank the engine and let it idle for twenty or thirty seconds before throwing it into gear. You won’t notice the benefits, but over time, it will make a difference.

#3 – Check The Fluid Levels

Your oil, coolant, power steering, and transmission fluid levels can decline over time. It is critical that you keep all of them replenished. Most drivers neglect to check their levels because it’s inconvenient to do so. Get into the biweekly habit of checking all four fluids at once. It only takes 15 minutes and will help you avoid expensive repairs down the road.

#4 – Drive Easily

If you own a performance vehicle, you’re probably going to treat the engine harshly. Chances are, you spent a good sum of money and you want to enjoy the benefits. Fair enough. On the other hand, if you own a Toyota Camry, Dodge Charger, or a Honda Civic, you’re likely budget-conscious. So, drive gently. There’s rarely a need to drop the clutch and peel your wheels at 6,000 rpms. Besides, constantly doing so will land your vehicle in the repair shop far sooner than otherwise.

Your car won’t last forever. But, if you address key maintenance items, regularly check the fluids, and treat it gently (at start-up and while driving), you’ll prolong its life. And avoiding expensive repairs is nearly as good as money in the bank.

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Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Cars, Race Cars |

a19794

What about a 1979 for a race car… a BMW!

Check out this sweet ride:

Image from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BMW_M1_(1979)_p2.JPG

 

do you like the color of this car?

My daughter says this car is unique and economical and the tires don’t have enough silver, that’s the bad part about it. She does not like the BMW emblem.

She says the tires are to much black, she would like it if they were fuchsia pink. 🙂

This car she would love to decorate with stickers on the outside but just not the windows and she would love this car to sparkle.

She would also want this car to have the shape the taller so that when she gets in the car into her car seat she wouldn’t hit her head on the top every time.

She would like the review side mirrors to be the color of green.

She says the color of this car is not in unique and she would like this car to be the color of violet.

by the way she is 5 years old in a few weeks. lol

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Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Race Cars |

a19732

a19732

Check out this 1973 Charger

Image from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1973_Charger_side.jpg

pretty sweet! 🙂

would love to race this car…

and find one and restore it to new again.

whats your favorite 1973 car?

 

 

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