GREASE THOSE JOINTS
If your car has grease or oil nipples, get going with the grease gun. And always wipe away any excess. More lubrication. Unless you really love constantly making time-consuming repairs and forking out for costly parts replacement, the acquisition of a couple of grease guns should see you spending more of your time on the road and less of it stuck in the garage. Fill one with a decent multi-purpose, high temperature grease for areas such as steering balljoints and universal joints. The other should be filled with a thick oil – SAE90 or above – for lubrication of toothed and spiral components, such as trunnions, steering boxes and racks. Doing these tasks before bringing your car out of hibernation will help to expel condensation from air pockets.