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Necessary Maintenance for Sports Cars

July 11th, 2013

sports carsFor some of us, a sports car is something we merely dream about. Our younger years are spent thinking that we’ll one day splurge and get that sports car, but for some – life simply gets in the way and we end up with a family SUV instead. For those who are lucky enough to purchase the sports car of their dreams, it’s important to regularly care for and maintain your new automobile. In our sport coupe segment, you will find four sports car options including the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang and Nissan 370Z. Each has unique qualities for that fast-pace lifestyle, and they all require regular maintenance to keep their appearance and power where it should be.

Take care of your sports car with these simple yet important maintenance practices:

Pay attention to season changes. Some sports car owners prefer to store their vehicle during the winter months; however, many utilize it even during the snowy months. Improvements to sports cars throughout the years have made them more functional even in the winter, thus it’s important to properly maintain your sports car during the summer and winter. Some car owners upgrade to winter tires to increase the control and traction while driving in the snow. During the summer months, it’s important to ensure coolant is full. However, when winter comes around it’s a good idea to make sure your coolant contains antifreeze so it’s still functional even when it’s freezing outside. Before winter arrives, take a gander at your battery to ensure it’s working properly and scrape away corrosive built up. Winters can be harsh on batteries, so prepare it before it becomes a problem.

Stay up to date on recalls. This has become increasingly easy with email notifications, but some car owners still miss important bulletins regarding recent recalls. Staying up to date will safeguard against any unnecessary problems during your driving experience. Sports car owners can easily search for recalls by searching the make, model and year of their automobile on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website.

The simple stuff. There’s regular maintenance that we’re all aware of and yet it is so easy to neglect. Regular oil changes, checking tire pressure, tune-ups, etc. Check your manufacturer’s manual to ensure you’re staying on top of all the required maintenance of your particular sports car.

Regularly wash and wax. This is something that many sports car owners take pride in. The sleek appearance of your vehicle is likely one of the reasons sports caryou purchased your sports car. UV rays from the sun can cause damage to your automobile’s paint, causing premature fading or oxidation. If you’re driving your sports car in the winter, the salt used to prevent snow driving issues can lead to rust. Make it a routine to stay on top of your car’s cleanliness and increase the longevity of its beautiful appearance, no matter what the season. Regularly vacuuming and detailing the interior of your sports car is also important to in order to maintain the high-quality appearance.

Are you in the market for a sport coupe but aren’t sure which one is right for you? Check out our comparison tool to help you evaluate your options.