Car Maintenance -
We have found a site which gives
detailed information on various aspects of car maintenance, set up by a
gentleman called Marty Stratton. Marty is held in very high
regard by all the sites to which he contributes as well as all the people he
is able to help. He has very kindly allowed us to reproduce some of
the comprehensive information but, unfortunately, we can no longer find his
Some of the products and vehicles mentioned
are probably only available in America but as the majority of our visitors
appear to be from that neck of the woods I hope this will not be a problem.
For my first foray into the world of spare
parts, I have decided to list those Marty feels are the best for the job.
(We would like to point out this is done from experience - there are no
commercial interests involved).
Valvoline, Pennzoil, Kendall and Castrol
|BEST OIL PERIOD
||Castrol Syntec 5w50
synthetic motor oil.
Valvoline synpower fule injection cleaner or fuel system treatments
||Sears Diehard Gold,
Interstate, AC Delco
(WATER PUMPS, STARTERS ETC.
|FRONT END PARTS
||TRW or Moog
Raybestos, Wagner or Bendix
AND FUEL FILTERS
Purolater, Fram or AC Delco, Mopar, Motorcraft, Napa gold, Federated
BLADES AND REFILLS
|BELTS AND HOSES
otherwise Dayco, Napa, or Federated
Delco rapid fires for GM OBD II cars. Bosch or Autolite for German cars.
NGK or Nippendenso fpr Asian cars. Autolites in Chryslers.
Rapidfires in Fords or motorcrafts. Stay away from Split Fires, Period,
Plug wires. Federated Packard wire sets and Napa Beldon wire sets are
|SENSORS AND ACTUATORS
||Napa or Federated auto
parts. Use Standard ignition parts or use exact dealer parts
or Felpro overhaul kits.
Hastings, Fram, AC Delco, Napa Gold, Purolator.
||Prestone or Prestone
ADDITIVES AND SEALERS
battery, oil, spark plugs, tyre related tips
Maintenance - how to take care of your car's bodywork
TIP - Polish chromium
on cars by using vinegar (full strength)
Make sure you rinse well to avoid
Thanks to Tina
for this tip.
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