Ways to Diagnose Your Infiniti I30 Hood
It's important to keep your Infiniti 30i hood in the best possible condition at all times because it protects the single most important-and expensive-part in your car: the engine. Sure, in the early days of the automobile, many cars did not come with hoods. We've come a long way from that time, however, and nowadays, it's something you just can't go without. On top of protecting all the parts under it, the hood is also part of the whole showpiece package of your cars. It is also one of the things that people notice immediately about your Infiniti-that's why there's a thriving market that sells hood customizations of all shapes, colors, and sizes. When your hood is in trouble, there are a few symptoms that you need to look out for.
The hood bangs noisily
One of the first things that break down with your hood are the hinges and the latch that holds it in place. When these get busted, the hood lets you know immediately with the loudest banging sounds to ever invade the peace of your drive. This kind of thing can happen immediately, and is most obvious-and loud-at the highest speeds. You can quickly tie down the hood in place with a small piece of cut-able twine or string. Because you will have to open the hood up anyway, this solution is good enough so you can make it to a repair shop and get the latch replaced.
Fading and discoloration on the surface
The wide surface area of your hood faces the elements full force almost every day. It isn't so surprising then that the constant exposure to the sun causes some extent of damage to the surface. This damage is normally in the form of ugly swatches of discoloration that clearly indicate a deterioration of the paint. The only real solution when this happens is to repaint the area. However, if you are diligent enough, you can prevent this from ever occurring with a liberal application of weatherproof wax.