7 Tips To Make Refurbishing A Classic Car More Affordable And Easy

For gearheads, antique enthusiasts, and classic car aficionados, a project car can be one of the greatest hobbies in the world. Project cars can help restore an ugly old car back to its original beauty and teach you a vast amount of knowledge about how cars work.

If you’ve always attended car shows and wished you could partake in the excitement of creating a vintage car that brings awe and marvel to spectators, try it. While this hobby can be costly, a great project car can be a lifelong investment. There are always ways to budget and save money on your restoration.

If you have an opportunity to own and restore a classic car, do not let this chance slip away. Even if it’s your first restoration, there are plenty of ways to make refurbishing a classic easier and more enjoyable.

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How To Use An OBD2 Scanner

Introduction

On-board diagnostics (OBD) takes advantage of all the computer wizardry going on under the skin of a modern car to search out any problems in its various systems. Scanners then relay information about these problems to a mechanic in the form of an alphanumeric code known as a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC). The mechanic (professional or DIY) can then find out the nature of the problem by looking the code up in the manufacturer’s documents or online.

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6 Things To Do To File Your Car Insurance Claim After An Accident

When it comes to being involved in a car accident, there is a lot of variables to consider when filing for your car insurance claim. Insurance can be quite pricey and extremely necessary if you have a vehicle, even if you are the most careful driver. Knowing the correct steps to take when filing for your car insurance claim is crucial for ensuring you are compensated for any damages caused. We have compiled a simple guide to help you when filing your insurance claim.

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How Long Should An Oil Change Take?

If there’s one area that seems to bring out more comments than any other, it is the subject of oil changes. You would think that at this point in the history of vehicles that there would be no questions about oil changes, wouldn’t you?

Read more about choosing the correct motor oil for your car

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How Long Does Synthetic Oil Last?

Introduction

Oil is the lifeblood of your engine, just as important to healthy motoring as gasoline. Without it, your car’s power plant would overheat before grinding to a catastrophic (and expensive) halt. Quality engine oil keeps your engine in good health for longer so it’s extremely important to choose the right kind and make sure you know how long it’s going to last. There are many factors that determine how far you can drive between oil changes and this article will examine them all. Getting the maximum lifespan out of your engine oil while maintaining protection saves you money on oil changes and helps the environment too.

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0W40 vs 5W40 Motor Oil: Which is Better and Why?

Engine oil. It’s the unsung hero of the internal combustion engine. Your vehicle’s engine contains hundreds of moving parts with very fine clearances between them. Lacking a protective layer of oil to lubricate everything can lead to grinding, overheating, and even total engine failure! Even the best designed, most efficient engines would grind to a catastrophic halt without a few quarts of the golden good stuff circulating around and keeping everything moving smoothly.

Despite performing the same duty, all engine oils are not created equal. In this article we’ll look briefly at the ways in which oils can differ and then we’ll answer the question that the title asks: between 0W40 and 5W40, which is best?

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