What is a vintage car? One may ask.
There are many descriptions of what a vintage car is but the most widely accepted definition is that there is a group of old automobiles that came to production in the years of 1919 – 1930. Most car enthusiasts will also tell you that a car is only as good as its engine.Vintage cars have engines that require much detail in terms of being cared for.They require regular checkups,the advantage though is that the vintage car engines are easy to work on than the new engines for the mere fact that they are less complicated than their successors.Today we dive into the various ways one can ensure care for his or her vintage automobile.
1). Breaking System
A vintage car owner should always ensure that the braking system of his or her car has a youthful breaking system. One can ensure this by bleeding your brake fluid from the calipers after a short or prolonged use.With this one ensures that the brake fluid does not corrode the braking system after being left unused for prolonged use. A good breaking fluid should have a good amber flow.
The Vintage car owner should choose the right engine oil for his or her car. Vintage cars tend to use heavy grade engine oil compared to the new synthetic kind. This is mostly due to the fact that Vintage cars have old-school engines. One should also change the engine oil very regularly this is due to the fact that the heavy grade engine oils tend to get contaminated at a faster rate.Rather than using mileage as an indicator for time to change the engine oil, one should use the time in crankcase technique to the oil change.
3). Engine Coolant
Finding a good engine coolant for your Vintage car is without doubt very vital. A no working engine coolant agent will result in an overheated engine leading to ultimate engine failure. No one wants a failed engine in his or her vintage car. One will tell you that it is a headache.
The Vintage car engine should be regularly cleaned as they tend to have contamination from things like rust residues which are very fetal if left to accumulate over longer periods of time. For the external part of the engine, one can use a simple solution of lemon juice and salt to eliminate the rust.
Having a good clutch that is well maintained while also checking and regularly changing the clutch fluid is very essential.This will prevent your Vintage car engine from stalling regularly and ultimate failure in the long run.In conclusion,i will insist that your car is only as good as its engine. Just as your vintage car expresses who you are, let the engine express what the car is. These days there are various award ceremonies where vintage car owners get to showcase their vintage possessions. One sure feels good to have his or her car get recognition for a well maintained engine category.