How to Revitalize Your Pontiac Star Chief
When you have a perfectly good car, you aim to keep it running for as long as possible. It doesn't matter whether it's your vintage Pontiac Star Chief, as long as it performs as if it was just released a year ago, then by all means, continue holding on to it. But keeping an old car in good condition isn't easy. You need to put in a little bit of an effort if you want your car to be at its best shape despite its age. So here are a few tips on how you can revitalize your Pontiac Star Chief and make it run like its younger counterparts.
You'd be surprised at what a simple cleaning of the cabin can do for the interior of your car. Who knows, you just might find your missing watch tucked underneath the passenger seat. So get your vacuum and some washcloth and start tidying up your cabin. Clean up the area under the seats and remove the floor carpets as well. Wash everything and make sure to completely dry it before putting it back. A clean cabin would not only increase your passenger's comfort, but it would also prevent dirt and other debris from contaminating your air conditioning system.
- Wash and wax your car regularly.
Make sure to wash your car on a regular basis to ensure that no dirt would harm your car's paint. Dirt and debris, if left neglected, could cause your car's paint to weaken and leave the metallic bodywork susceptible to corrosion. Washing your car won't just improve its appearance but would also help it be protected from rust. And another way to prevent your car from being corroded is to have it waxed from time to time. Wax, on the other hand, will serve as your paint's defense from weakening or getting easily chipped off.
- Flush and replenish car fluids.
Replenishing your car's fluids has become more critical than ever now that your car has gotten older. So make sure that you're on top of each fluid change, using only the prescribed fluids and following the schedule to the letter. And while you're at it, don't forget to flush out the fluids from time to time. Flushing out means draining the fluid off the equipment to get rid of any contaminants that may have accumulated in time. Neglecting to flush out car fluids could cause the contaminants to build up and put your machineries at risk of malfunctioning.
Pay attention to your Pontiac's tires and make sure that they have not yet gotten too worn out that their tread marks have already ceased to exist. Remember, your car's performance is not the only thing that gets affected if your tires are bald—your safety depends on it too. If your tires have already become bald, then it's about time to replace them. And if not, then just make sure that they have ample amount of air. Use a tire pressure gauge to make sure that the tires are indeed aptly inflated.