Four Simple Tips to Maintain Your Classic Chevrolet Brookwood
Your Chevrolet Brookwood won't last for a couple of decades if you aren't keen on maintaining it. And this classic station wagon will continue to need your help if you still want to keep it in your garage for the coming years. Good thing, many automotive maintenance regimens don't have to be really expensive especially if you are backed up by enough know-how and D-I-Y experience. Here are some of the things you can do to prevent your Brookwood from retiring anytime soon:
- Preserve the cabin's timeless beauty.
One thing that will amaze you about classic cars is their unique interior appointments. While they are obviously not as advanced as the ones you'll see in today's cars, the features and appointments found in the cockpit of older wagons like the Brookwood have some kind of charm that's not only exceptional but also timeless. So, no matter how busy you are, maintain the beauty of your Chevy's interior by keeping it clean and by tending to even the minutest form of damage as soon as you notice it. Use the right cleaner and protectant for your interior's vinyl, leather, and plastic surfaces to maintain their original appearance and luster.
- Maintain and protect the exterior.
If you have a classic car as unique as the Brookwood, then you have to flaunt it like always. But as much as you want to park it outside so the neighborhood and passersby can see it, you still have to make sure that it's parked in a spot where it won't be exposed to harmful sun rays, tree sap, and bird droppings. If you won't be parking it in a covered garage at night, then invest in a good-quality outdoor car cover. Of course you also have to give it a good bath regularly and apply wax as needed. The frequency of waxing depends on the type of wax you last use; some wax can last only for 45 days while others can last up to one year. Waxing doesn't only have cosmetic advantages, but it also helps protect the vehicle's paint by preserving the oils in it, therefore preventing oxidation.
- Keep the tires from flat-spotting.
This is a common problem for people who are driving their classic car just once or twice a month. To prevent flat-spotting in the tires of your Chevy Brookwood, here's a tip that you should do every couple of weeks: with the transmission placed in neutral, roll your car forward or backward for just a foot or two. This won't just save the tires from having flat spots, but it will you from brake caliper issues.
- Allow it to breathe and see.
Be mindful of your car's senses or the intake and exhaust systems, which allow it to inhale and exhale, as well as the lights, which make it see and be seen. If you are still driving your Brookwood occasionally, it pays to check your lights regularly and make sure all of them are still in good working condition. And just because it's no longer your daily commuter, it doesn't mean you should overlook its air filter and exhaust components. You still need to replace its plugged up filter and maintain the exhaust components if you want the engine to continue giving you a good run.