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Clean Up Your Car With These Spring Maintenance Tips

spring maintenance tips

Winter can be a doozy when it comes to the general health of your vehicle; from potholes to salt stains, there’s a thousand-and-one reasons for your car to be looking less-than-ideal coming out of the winter season. But, all hope is not lost! We have some easy spring maintenance tips for you to get your vehicle looking a-okay once again:

  • Get a tire rotation and alignment check. Rough roads can wreak havoc on your suspension and alignment, so spring is a great time to get your tires rotated (extending their lifespan) and to get your alignment checked out.
  • Replace your wiper blades. You use your wipers a lot in the wintertime, so make sure they’re in tip-top shape before you take on April’s notorious showers.
  • Take it to the car wash. The last of our spring maintenance tips may seem like the most obvious, but it’s worth repeating. Additionally, make sure you don’t just go to any car wash – be sure to pick a place with undercarriage sprayers to remove salt and debris from underneath.


Keep up hope – summer and all its lazy drives and exciting road trips are near!

A Look at the Rare 1933 Chrysler Imperial

rare 1933 Chrysler Imperial

The old Chryslers, like this ’62-’63 Valiant are true treasures.

What makes something classifiably “rare?” How about when only 36 were made almost a century ago? We think that counts – that’s why we’re highlighting the amazingly rare 1933 Chrysler Imperial today.

With America deep in the throes of the Great Depression, 36 was a reasonable production number for this luxurious Chrysler model. The base price of the rare 1933 Chrysler Imperial was $3,395 – a hefty chunk of change in one of the toughest economic eras of all time.

The Imperial featured an inline, 384.4-cubic-inch, 8-cylinder, vibration-free engine (why vibration free? Thanks to Chrysler’s innovative “Floating Power” engine mounts). Today, a recently returned-to-the-light Imperial has been renovated with 1933-era restorations, like hydraulic brakes and a wing-vented second windshield.

The 1933 Chrysler Imperial has to be in the running for being one of the most beautiful vehicles of all time – one look at this phaeton, and we’re pretty sure you’ll agree.

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