Overlooked performance and maintenance charge pipe clearancePhoto 6/17
| While metal-on-fiberglass (or urethane) fitment issues (as is the case with piping and bumpers) may not be the worst-case scenario, metal-on-metal contact will make short work of your expensive aluminum or steel intercooler and piping.
Overlooked performance and maintenance tire crackingPhoto 9/17
| Regular inspection of your tires will ensure you get the most out of them. Longer service life, even wear, improved mileage, a comfortable ride, optimal handling, and shorter braking distances are but a few of the benefits of quality rubber that is well maintained.
Overlooked performance and maintenance inner brake pad wearPhoto 11/17
| Looking through the wheel spokes, the outer pad (top) looked like it had adequate material to last a while longer. After taking the wheel off to clearly inspect both pads, the tapered inner pad revealed the caliper pistons were not retracting.
Overlooked performance and maintenance water neck corrosionPhoto 15/17
| Tap water is OK for temporary use. However, long-term tap water use resulted in corrosion and damage to this plastic water neck. This is the result of more than a decade of using tap water instead of coolant. Aluminum engines and radiators will also succumb to corrosion, while iron blocks suffer the worst.