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Perfect car care: how can an I make my old car run like new?

by Navyatha Sandiri

There is a certain attraction for many people to drive an older vehicle. Sadly, having an older car also means that you will need more maintenance and effort to keep the car running smoothly.

Clean the inside and the outside periodically

Crumbs, dust, and garbage will accumulate in the interior of your vehicle over time. We recommend that you clean the interior of your car intensively every few months. This will consist of vacuuming, rubbing stains, and removing any leftover garbage.

You should keep a garbage bag in your car so that it can all stay in one place, making the cleaning process much easier.

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Cleaning the exterior of your car will maintain the paint job and keep the vehicle looking clean and shiny. Using a sleeve and car cleaning solution to remove dirt and other stains from your car. Using a rag to clean the residual stains until they disappear.

Keep the exterior of your vehicle clean by sticking to the lane, avoiding gravel, mud and sandy areas. Seek to park your car in safe places to avoid the unwelcome attention of birds.

Keep your engine running healthily

Daily engine maintenance can keep your car running smoothly and smoothly, even at high mileage rates. Follow these tips to keep your car running for years to come:

Inspect your engine and its components regularly for leaks or other signs of damage. Top up the fluids as needed.

Use the right type of oil that is stated in your car manual. Seek to find a mix of high-mileage oil that’s perfect for your engine.

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Hold your car in the garage in the winter. It will take away the burden of your battery and other under-the-hood parts.

Keep note of the last adjustment in your cambelt (or timing belt).

Keep your lights shining brightly

Most cars have plastic headlamps that become dull over time. The region around the lamp will become foggy, and the lights will be dimmed as a result. Fortunately, you can use every household product such as toothpaste to clean these bulbs. Find out how to.

Finally, the bulbs themselves will become dim and less functional. You may either buy bulbs from a car wrecker or carry your vehicle to a mechanic for lighting repairs.


Upgrade your electronics

There are a range of electronic accessories that can give your old vehicle the functionality of a new one:

GPS / Navigation:

Many of the latest vehicles come with pre-installed navigation systems. Luckily, you don’t need to purchase a brand new car to handle your car aboard. Simply buy a portable GPS device, download the latest map updates, and install it on your car. Most GPS systems attach like a car phone charger through a 12-volt cigarette lighter, making them virtually universal. And only use your mobile and Google Maps.

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Car audio:

If your car is fairly new, chances are it won’t have features like Bluetooth and hands-free connectivity. Fortunately, you can buy a Bluetooth, AUX and USB header for less than $100. It will give your car a much-needed media upgrade, particularly if it has only previously supported tapes or CDs.

Reverse cameras:

Using a reverse camera is especially helpful for parallel parking and can help reduce the risk of collision when reversing the car. Installing a reverse camera in your vehicle is fairly cheap and simple and could help avoid a lot of accidents, particularly in larger cars where navigation can be difficult.

Keep your battery connections safe and strong

Some of the most common issues with car batteries are that the connections have been broken due to dirty, corroded or damaged terminals. It is especially common in older cars where the car’s battery system has not been maintained on a regular basis. Your car can struggle to get started or need a jump-start sometimes because of this.

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This is a simple repair, unlike a dead battery. Simply disconnect the terminals (first delete the negative terminal) and use water and rag to wash the two terminals.

TIP: Mix the baking soda in warm water and then add the corroded battery terminal to the mixture. It will cause a reaction that will easily eliminate any corrosion from the battery terminals.

Next, use a screwdriver to remove any rust or corrosion that remains away from each terminal.

When the terminals are clean, first reconnect the positive battery terminal, then last the negative battery terminal. Make sure both terminals have absolute, clean, and firm connections.

Keep your A/C running correctly

There are many things you can do to keep the air conditioning system running correctly. The easiest way to take care of the A / C system is to use it consistently, including on cold days. We suggest that you turn your air conditioning on a complete blow for 5-10 minutes at least once a week.

Daily service extends the life of your car

When the car ages, it is much more necessary for mechanics to test it regularly. The service will allow the mechanic to inspect your vehicle thoroughly and find any faults you might have overlooked.

Identifying and rapidly fixing a fault is the secret to avoiding further, more costly damage to the car. When your vehicle’s warning lights come on, it’s always better to get the fault detected earlier rather than later. Waiting for the alarm light to go away will make the problem worse.

At Grimmer Motors, we employ some of the best mechanics whose expertise and credentials ensure that we can give you advanced diagnostics for vehicle warning lights, as well as a wide range of services and repairs (as explained above) to help keep your pride and joy running like new.