It’s that time of the year…time to start thinking about storing your beloved Corvette for the winter season. But it’s not as simple as pulling into the garage and locking the door! Performing just six extra tasks now will ensure you won’t have any nasty surprises waiting for you in the springtime.
One of the first things you notice when you look at the interior of any car is the steering wheel. Years of handling tends to make them ratty and, frankly, disgusting. A fresh steering wheel almost feels like fitting a good pair of new shoes.
Tools needed: Phillips head screwdriver small flat head screwdriver small plastic wedge (from auto glass shop) socket wrench 7mm socket 10mm socket 9/32″ socket custom tool from heavy gauge wire (see below) Have your turn signals stopped working? Do you want to replace your factory stereo or add an auxiliary input? Are you having trouble […]
Spring is just around the corner and as the temperature rises, so does our desire for an A/C system that performs at optimal levels. Although it is still chilly in many areas, now is the time to tackle any pesky A/C issues your C5 may have before the toasty warmth of summer returns. The four […]
Let’s face it: summer has officially arrived. If you have not already done so, now is the time to make sure that your Corvette is ready for vacation travel, car shows, and everyday commuting in extreme temperatures. Use this brief guide to ensure that you address all of the major summer maintenance tasks. These topics […]
Ever since they were designed into the 1958 Corvette, passenger side dash inserts have been a somewhat of a headache for Corvette owners. The OEM inserts were subject to damage that the rest of the interior could generally resist. In a short time span, these inserts became dinged, dented or scratched, making the dash of […]
Do you have a C5 with a horn that no longer functions, or worse, one that blows continuously? Your local GM dealership will probably provide you with a quote of $900+ for an airbag assembly to remedy the problem. That’s a lot of money to fix a horn! Testing for a malfunctioning horn switch […]
You know it will eventually happen: your C3 Corvette’s door hinges wear out and the resulting alignment issues cause a multitude of problems. Sagging, broken seals, road noise, and water leaks to name a few. Have you ever wondered how many times you have opened and closed the doors on your Corvette, especially the driver’s […]
Story by Chris McDonald, Auto Enthusiast Magazine, November 2011 (Reprinted with Permission) There are many reasons why you would consider changing the weatherstripping on your C4. Over time, the rubber breaks down, hardens and cracks, leaving an unpleasant appearance, poor seal, wind noise, and the dreaded drip. If you own a C4 and actually drive […]