Ford is home of such great rides as the GT40, Mustang, Gran Torino, and F-150 SVT Raptor. This auto brand has made several successful vehicles; however, the Ford Pinto does not make the list. As much as Ford seems to be immune to making motor vehicle flops, the Pinto wasn't really the sharpest tool in the shed. Despite its favorable steering and snug interior, this ride received flack for its poor suspension and lack of power. However, as a Ford should be, the Pinto was sturdy enough to see through nearly ten years of production until 1980. Undoubtedly, this Ford has had its ups and downs, but you can easily make the most of such a dependable ride.
No matter what has been said about the Ford Pinto, it still remains as a solid ride that can efficiently get you from A to B. This ride also sports a styling body that's great to customize. And while enhancing the Pinto's exterior seems very tempting, you may want to go ahead and upgrade its inner mechanics as well. You may opt to replace suspension springs and components to improve your rides handling and reduce its bounce. You may even boost engine performance by replacing stock parts with high-performance aftermarket components.
Lucky for you, the Internet is full of hundreds of quality replacement Ford Pinto parts. When it comes to spicing up the look of your Pinto, you'll have plenty of stylish accessories to choose from, like spoilers, mufflers, and LED headlights. These components breathe new life into your classic ride, giving it a modern twist. There are also dozens of quality performance parts available for your ride that will take its driving ability to the next level. So make the most of your Ford Pinto and buy it some quality aftermarket parts as soon as possible.
How easy is it to install new brake pads in my Ford Pinto vehicle? Is it something that can be done at home, DIY style? I saw a set of brake pads that I like online, and I'm wondering if I can do the installation myself so as not to waste money on a shop. Please advise.
Brake pad installation is pretty easy for someone with adequate experience in automotive work. There are tutorials online that can guide you through the step-by-step procedure. Pay attention to how the old pads, the rotors, the calipers, and the other brake parts will be disassembled and ensure that everything will be placed back in their proper location during the assembly. Before you mount the pads, thoroughly clean the mounting area to ensure that there won't be contaminants that might soon cause problems. Take note, as well, that your vehicle must be securely supported by a jack while you are doing the process in order to prevent any accident. After the installation, test drive your vehicle and get a feel of how the brakes work.
I have read about auxiliary lights, but I'm not sure which of them is vital in a vehicle and a must to have during crucial drives. I do a lot of nighttime driving, sometimes even in bad weather, and I want to be fully covered by getting a complete set of lights in my ride. What should I get?
Aside from the headlights and tail lights in your vehicle, fog lights are as important because they perform a specialized function that no other lights can perform—not even your high beams. Fog lights provide a focused light that's angled downward, illuminating wider areas to allow you to see ahead more clearly. Another important set of auxiliary lights, which are extremely helpful especially in the kind of drives that you do at night and during times with inclement weather, is a set of driving lights. You can think of driving lights as your support to the headlights. They emit more focused beams with a longer reach ahead of the road, so you get to see more ahead in order to help you make crucial driving decisions with as much time as possible.
I started having running problems in my Ford Pinto vehicle since my last fuel fill-up, and I'm worried that it is due to contaminated fuel. What can I do about this?
The first thing you need to do is to have your mechanic check your vehicle in order to confirm the possibility of contaminated fuel. Do not continue to drive your ride while ignoring the problem, as more symptoms might soon occur. Contaminated fuel can cause costly problems, depending on how soon you have the problem addressed. On a positive note, you can go after the gasoline station where you had your last fill-up and inform them of the problem. Having your receipt will help tremendously when you go for a claim. You can have them pay for all repairs and other expenses related to the said problem.