Drive Further for Adventure with International Scout II
International Scout II was marketed from 1971 to 1980 and was produced by Indiana-based truck manufacturer, International Harvester (IH), as a commercial utility pickup. It was a 2-door truck that offered the options of a detachable soft or hard top and half cab pickup, along with the original model, The Scout, which was introduced earlier in 1960. However, lnternational Scout II came out differentiated with its front grilles and available air-conditioning. Later years saw International Scout II being equipped with welcomed enhancements far off from its predecessor such as disc brakes, front and rear Dana 44 axles, and diesel engine option. Continue to drive further for adventure this forerunner of today's modern SUVs with the following vehicle care tips below.
- Use air-con pro-actively.
There are some easy ways by which you can monitor the status of your auto air-conditioning system and proactively detect any imminent concerns without the mechanic's assistance. On a weekly basis, spend one day to run your air-con for about ten minutes, possibly turning it on to maximum settings for thermostat and fan speed. This levels the gas pressure and helps ensure the compressor at good working condition. Given the same timing, switch on the defrost knob to eliminate any odour, moisture, and mould progression inside your vehicle. For every two years, drive up for a full maintenance check and fluid refills like gas and lubricant. And during winter, don't stray from using your air-con to diffuse the humidity trapped inside. This works especially well when you've found some fog setting beginning to set in.
- Heed to screeching brakes.
Car bakes are always your first line of defense for safety to avoid collisions and accidents. Hence, maintaining them in top condition should be of utmost concern. Disc brakes are settings where the brake pads rub against at in order to halt the wheels. Over time, disc pads wear out with frequent stepping on the brake pedal. When this happens, metal brake will gnash against and damage the rotor or disc brakes. Usually, a screeching sound as you step on the brakes will tell you this. Heed to this signal as the time to bring your car for servicing to have the pads either replaced or re-emerged. Meanwhile, deformed or broken rotors are definitely up for replacement.
Axles release the final push from the engine for your wheels to roll out. While these parts of your vehicle are extremely durable for a lengthy period of time, they're also subject to wear and tear. When this event arrives, give your axle the proper care it long deserves.
Axle problems may range from ripped CV boots, damaged axle joints, and up to dripping seals, which usually manifest through noises at locations depending on vehicle type. For front-wheel drive automobiles, noise springs from the front; for back-wheel drive, it will be otherwise. For four-wheel drive, expect if from either opposite ends. Ignoring these signals on axle problems may result in complications extending to other car parts. When the axle totally breaks down, there is the possibility of locking up and damaging the car transmission, resulting in greater expenses in the long run.