Plymouth P15 Deluxe Maintenance: Four Tips to Keep it Running Well
The Plymouth P15Deluxe is among the first post-war Plymouths, and it fully embodies the tagline "The more you know about the new Plymouth… the more convinced you are that not all the beauty are on the surface. You can't see them all, but you can feel them in action." So it wouldn't be a surprise if you're able to maintain your Plymouth P15 Deluxe, and it's still giving you a good run around town until now. With its beauty and significant role in automotive history, anyone who owns this will surely want to continue sitting behind its wheels, riding on it, and driving it. Below are some ways on how you can keep it running in the coming years:
For your Plymouth to always be road worthy, you have to keep its intake and exhaust systems healthy. This means making sure that it can inhale good amount of clean air by letting go of your plugged up air filter. Of course, you should let your car exhale, too, by making sure its exhaust system is clean and working well. While it's obvious that you've taken good care of these systems to make your Plymouth last that long, as the car ages, it needs more serious upkeep. You can consider installing aftermarket intake and exhaust systems but you should consult your trusted mechanic first to know if your ride can accommodate such upgrade.
If you're still using your P15 Deluxe for cruising around town at night, you have to make sure that all its lights are working excellently. Don't ignore your foggy or yellow headlights as they don't just compromise your driving visibility, but they also take away from your Plymouth's classic beauty. There are now headlight restoration kits that you can use to bring back the functionality and appearance of your headlights in less than an hour. Also pay attention to the electrical wirings of your lights. If you don't have enough know-how, make sure your mechanic includes them in your ride's annual checkups.
Since it's already a-couple-of-decades old, perhaps, this isn't the first time that you'll be touching up the paint of your Plymouth or repainting it completely. Taking care of the car paint goes beyond just mere aesthetics; doing so also saves its panels from corroding. While washing your car, take a few minutes of your time to inspect the panels thoroughly, and if you discover any exposed metal part, touch it up immediately. In case rust is already starting to form, eliminate it first by lightly sanding the rust off before touching up the paint.
Remember that whatever your car can do, it does it through the tires, so you have to keep your wheels and tires in good condition if you want your ride to continue running. Make sure the tires are always properly inflated. If you still don't have one, invest in a reliable tire pressure gauge so it will be easy for you to get the tire pressure whenever you need to. Always keep tabs on the tread depth and make sure to replace worn-out tires.