Guidelines to Preserving Your Classic Chevrolet One-Fifty Series
The classic Chevrolet One-Fifty Series is considered an icon throughout the 50s, thus it deserves better care than modern sedan. Preserving this type of vehicle requires thorough detailing, regular maintenance, a secured storage area, and careful driving practices. Below are some guidelines on how you can preserve your Chevrolet 150.
- Clean the engine of your 150 after washing its exterior.
The engine of your Chevrolet 150 is susceptible to rust and corrosion. A good way to protect it from corrosion is to clean your engine. This is often frowned upon by most people since this is where many of your vehicle electrical system's components can be found. However, you can still clean the engine of your classic vehicle by using little to no water at all. Cover the electrical components of the engine first with some plastic covers. Spray some water onto the dirt and use a wire brush to remove it on the metallic surface. Wipe the area you cleaned with a microfiber towel. You can efficiently remove dust from hidden areas of your vehicle by using a can of compressed air on the small nooks and crannies of your sedan. If you are looking for a thorough cleaning of your 150's engine, consider hiring a professional detailer that specializes in Chevrolet models for this task.
- Have an organized garage with proper lighting
Investing in your garage than your classic sedan might not make sense since it seems as if it has nothing to do with preserving your 150. However, being able to organize everything in your garage and having the right amount of lighting to allow you to see everything clearly can help prevent accidents that might damage your sedan. A good way to organize your tools is to install some wall hooks where you can place them. Some fluorescent or LED overhead lights should illuminate your garage efficiently. Organized tools and being able to see well inside your garage can decrease the risk of someone accidentally tripping.
- Do not leave your 150 sedan outside.
Some 150 owners think there is no harm in leaving their sedan outside where it can gather envious looks from passersby. However, parking your vehicle outside for more than a day can leave it vulnerable to rain, sun rays, heavy winds, and small animals. Even the best sedan cover is not able to fully protect your 150 from the elements or pests. Leaving your 150 outside at night can also entice criminals to take your sedan. Park your 150 in your garage or a commercial storage unit to protect your vehicle from the elements and anyone that intends to steal it.
- Take your 150 out for a drive at least once a month
Another interesting way of preserving your classic sedan is to take it out on a short drive at least once a month. This may seem unadvisable since you are exposing it to the various things that can damage your car. However, operating your 150 sedan can prevent corrosion by allowing the movable parts to function. It can also help increase the battery's lifespan by preventing it to lose its charge. If you are not able to take your 150 out of the garage, you can still start the sedan to gain this benefit.