Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Fuzz Townshend’s Top Tips -

There’s a plethora of hinges on a car. Go for smooth op­er­a­tion and avoid the squeak. From doors to bon­nets to boots, all those lit­tle ac­cess flaps de­serve a spot of lubri­cant – and it will help to pre­serve the car’s paint fin­ish. Droop­ing doors reg­u­larly scuff tread pan­els or Band C-post shuts, all for the want of reg­u­lar oil­ing of hinges. Ditto for spring-loaded ac­cess flaps, which can chip the paint from around reg­u­larly used ar­eas. Don’t for­get air vent hinges and op­er­at­ing ca­bles, as these are of­ten ne­glected. While talk­ing of ca­bles, ac­cel­er­a­tor ca­bles are reg­u­larly over­looked, so at­tempt to spray or drip some suit­able lubri­cant into the in­ner sleeve.

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