If you own a Chevy Corsica (or L-body Pontiac Tempest which is the same vehicle) and have it running on the road still, you are doing a great job of maintaining it. The vehicle ceased production in 1996 and many have been sold for scrap at this point. To keep your little car running for longer, you may want to learn to work on it yourself. To do that, you need the right.
Finding Parts That Work With Your Corsica
When you are working on your car, you need to find the correct GM Corsica auto parts. This may seem challenging as dealers likely no longer supply OEM parts. However, you can find fitting OEM and aftermarket parts by searching your local parts store’s website.
Many major auto parts brands have search functions that make it easy to find the right parts you need. For example, if you go on AutoZone’s website, you can filter the available parts by your vehicles yes, make, model and engine option.
Alternatively, you can use your VIN to find the right parts. This works the same way as the above filter but does not require you to know even the year of your car.
Improving Performance and Fuel Economy: Chevrolet Corsica Maintenance Tips
Good maintenance can help to improve the performance and fuel economy of your Chevy Corsica. Some basic jobs can make a big difference such as replacing the spark plugs and the air filter. Both of these jobs are associated with almost immediate (although modest) improvements in how well the engine runs.
You can also consider cleaning some key parts of the engine such as the throttle body. Years of use can cause build up in many important components.
Of course, you don’t want to forget to do an oil change regularly. This will have less effect on performance but can greatly improve the longevity of your vehicle.
Finally, consider some more intensive improvements. For example, you may want to get a GM Corsica IAC valve repair guide. Fixing the idle air control actuator valve can help to improve your fuel economy when idling. It can also fix many common problems such as rough idling and stalling.
Aftermarket Parts For Your GM Corsica
In many cases, you will benefit from shopping for aftermarket parts for your Corsica. OEM parts are increasingly hard to find and are overly expensive for a 20+-year-old, non-collector vehicle.
Fortunately, there are plenty of great aftermarket parts. Some are even improvements over OEM. For example, if you notice signs you need new brakes, you may consider going aftermarket. Many brake pads are actually better than 90s Chevy pads.
Save yourself some money and frustration by shopping for aftermarket parts. They are readily available at many stores such as AutoZone.
Get Started Today
Get started working on your GM Corsica today. This vehicle can be very reliable if you maintain it properly. You can learn to do nearly all the necessary work yourself. Just invest a little time into reading the manual and get some basic tools. You may be surprised by how much you can do.