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How To Effectively Maintain Your Muscle Car

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For those of you who effectively maintain your muscle car, owning this prized possession is not the end of the road, you have to keep it in proper shape not only for show off during shows and racing events but also to enhance its resale value. Unlike their contemporary counterparts, mustang cars have their own set of requirements for effective maintenance. Go ahead and read on to find out how you can keep your mustang car shining and take it on a ride without any bumps on the way.

1.     Use Only Original Parts:

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While buying different parts for your mustang car like the cooling system, the ignition system or even when opting for a car door replacement, don’t even think of getting cheaper substitutes. Maintain your car’s value by investing in only original parts. Not to mention that your mustang’s efficiency will be enhanced by OEM parts and will decline with cheap or used substitutes. Having originals will also help you resell the mustang as most car enthusiasts prefer original parts.

2.     Give Priority to Engine Care:

Mustang car engines are way older than those of the contemporary cars- one good reason why they need your special attention. Make sure you buy only those parts that are specific to your mustang’s engine; else you’re in big trouble. It is foolish to buy parts that don’t work with your engine just to save some money. Engine parts for a muscle car are difficult to find but worth every penny you invest in them.

3.     Detailing Will Keep It Dazzling:

It is undeniable that mustang car owners do not invest in this classic car only for its power, but also for its looks. You’ve completely misunderstood the point of owning a mustang it is rusty and old to look at. Change the way your mustang looks and give proper detailing to it. Wash your car – interior, exterior and underneath. After this apply wax on your mustang so that it dazzles and looks inviting.

4.     Extreme Temperatures Can Ruin Your Baby:

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A point to note is that muscle cars should never be exposed to extreme temperature. So, don’t take your mustang to places experiencing snowfall or fiery hot weather. And if the weather in your locality is getting worse, just store your baby in the garage so that its stays protected (even from direct sunlight). Also, disconnecting the battery and draining the fluids are crucial when storing your mustang for long time.

5.     Use Cover For Extra Protection:

When the weather outside is fine you will be tempted to keep the car outdoor. And for times like these you need a nice cover for your mustang. Don’t go for cotton ones as they can’t protect your car from damages caused by sunlight and wind. If you’re not in the mood to drive your mustang for a while then leave the windows of the car (under the cover) open for air circulation to take place. And if you take the car out for a ride, make sure that you cover it once you’re done driving so that flying debris and dust don’t settle on your mustang.

6.     It’s A Car- Drive IT!

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If you own a car, it is only obvious that you should drive the car. Just because you own a mustang it does not change this rule. In fact, your mustang will start showing problems if you allow it to sit for long. Take it out for a drive (30 minutes at least) once a month so that your mustang does not show signs of corrosion and the fluids in your car keep functioning properly. However, if you just can’t find enough time to drive your mustang, get the car started a number of times in a single month and keep it running for few minutes. Doing this will help your car stay active and its engine functional for times when you actually need to take your mustang out for a ride.

Final Words:

It is great to own a mustang but it is equally important to maintain it properly. With the help of above-mentioned guidelines you can not only ensure that the mustang remains effectively functional but also shines every time you look at it. It is true that these tips will not keep your mustang from problems like breaking, but they are good enough for taking proper care of your mustang.

My name is John Henry, founder of – blog about automotive industry. With 20 years experience in repairing, troubleshooting and maintaining thousands of cars, I created this blog to share my knowledge as well as skills with car owners all around the world. Hope you like it.


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