OIL THOSE HINGES
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.