Chevrolet Truck Parts And Chevrolet Truck Accessories
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Whether you are a true-blue vintage car collector or you\'ve just inherited your Grandpa\'s old workhorse, owning a Chevrolet Truck requires a lot more care and maintenance than your average pickup. Having even one of Chevrolet\'s classic trucks, like the Loadmaster models and the early C/K versions, is like owning a piece of history. But a vehicle that old is also more susceptible to the ravages of time. Plus there is also the fact that replacement parts for vintage vehicles are hard to find, so expect the parts found on your truck to go the distance.
If you want your classic Chevrolet Truck looking and working like new, you need to put in some extra-special effort in its care and maintenance. Check out these key care and maintenance tips for vintage Chevrolet Truck models:
Rain, wind, and the sun are among the worst foes of a vintage car. Prolonged exposure to moisture can cause rust to appear on metal surfaces, eating them slowly to the point that the part may necessitate replacement. Wind also brings dust and dirt that leave scratches on the paint and windshield, while constant exposure to the heat sun can cause irreparable damage to some of the car\'s parts as well as cause the paint and vinyl coverings to fade and flake away. Because of this, it is strongly recommended to have you Chevrolet Truck stored in a covered garage at all times when it is not being driven. Better yet, we suggest putting a car cover over the truck as well for added protection from the elements.
Old Chevrolet trucks have non-pressurized cooling systems which, in the event of overheating, cause the coolant inside the radiator to boil up and overflow. And given that these trucks are less efficient in dissipating heat that their modern counterparts, overheating can be a more likely occurrence than you would normally expect. So make sure to keep an eye on the temperature gauge and always make sure the radiator is topped up with coolant at all times. We also recommend using waterless coolant products, as these do not attract rust compared to that of water and is gentler on the radiator.
Junkyards may seem like a place reserved for scrappers looking to find some treasure in metal trash, but these places are actually a good source of replacement Chevrolet Truck parts. You\'ll be surprised at how many vintage car wrecks are found in salvage yards, with many still having their stock parts in fairly good conditions. Many salvage yards have become aware of this and now offer month-long specials on various parts that they announce on Facebook or their respective website. So if your local junkyard has a Facebook account, you may want to consider adding them to your online social circle for some great deals on replacement parts.
One of the reasons owning a classic car is so expensive is the costly periodic checkups needed to keep it running. But while regular checkups by a qualified mechanic is costly, it does ensure any minor or major problems are addressed immediately and save you money on replacement costs down the road.