1966 Chevrolet Corvette: Keeping Up With Maintenance
July 2, 2015
Part of owning a car like our long-term 1966 Chevrolet Corvette is an increased need for maintenance. Essentially, the car is old, so it's important to check things like oil level and tire pressure regularly. More important, we need to remember: No fancy digital read-outs with warning lights and maintenance schedules here.
I checked the oil and tire pressure this week when I gassed up the Vette. The oil level was at the handy-dandy "ADD 1QT" mark on the dipstick and the tire pressures were all at 31 psi when cold. I added a quart of 20W-50, spent a few minutes inflating the tires to 35 psi and went on my way.
Since we purchased the Corvette, we've put about 600 miles on it, but that's just a rough estimate. It's impossible to know exactly how far we've gone since the odometer is still broken. For the time being, that means we'll have to keep an even sharper eye on the fluids and pressures.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor