Southern Arizona is home to many beautiful classic cars, and each of these has own fascinating story to tell. Just as the climate around the so-called “boneyard” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base helps to keep thousands of airplanes in pristine condition, so does the weather in the area take it especially easy on cars.
While many muscle cars and other classics might, therefore, remain in excellent condition in many respects, driving them will still inevitably take a toll. The dashboard gauges that that virtually all such vehicles are fitted with, for example, can eventually fail after many years of use. Experts at Cluster Repairs in Tucson AZ like those at Dick’s Speed-O-Tach, however, can always provide any service that might be needed.
Keeping a Close Eye on the Vitals of a Classic Car
While some drivers prefer to rely mostly upon feel, being able to quickly assess a classic car’s current status can make operating it much safer and more fun. The instruments that such vehicles are most commonly fitted with include:
* Speedometers that provide an accurate measurement of just how fast a vehicle is currently moving. With most being powered by a spinning cable that runs from one wheel to the gauge itself, many problems arise along the way.
* Tachometers that show how quickly a car’s engine is currently spinning. Running an older engine at too fast of a rate for too long can result in serious problems. Tachometer issues therefore often end up being some of the most important of all to address quickly.
* Fuel gauges that show just how much gasoline or diesel is left in a car’s tank. Running out of gas is never fun, least of all in the triple-digit heat that is so common in Southern Arizona. When a fuel gauge’s float sticks or another problem crops up, experts will inevitably be able to provide a solution.
* Oil pressure gauges that help drivers ensure a crucial lubricant will never be in overly short supply. An engine that is not supplied with enough oil can seize up entirely, with repairs typically costing thousands of dollars.
Fast, Reliable Repairs for Any Gauge Cluster Problem
Fortunately, all these issues and others can easily be addressed by local specialists. That ease of access ends up helping the many locals who own classic cars enjoy them even more.