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Just got a black 2007 Redline in pristine condition. I'd post pictures but can't figure out how to do so on here.
I'm in Southern California. Due to safety issues and years alone, the first things I'm looking at are:
1. Gas stations in San Diego county that don't use MMT or 85% Ethanol. Does Vons gas use it?
2. Tires. They look ok, but they are original. Soooo, ouch on the potential new tire cost. Since I mainly cruise, I'm looking for an aesthetically appealing tire with low noise and lasts for my stock chrome 18 inch rims. I'm considering the Pilot Super Sports that I've read about here. Daily driver to work and back. I know nothing about tires.
My huge worry is whether Discount Tire, American Tire or Costco can properly lift my car without damaging it or cracking the plastic behind the front wheels. I've seen this in cars I looked at and read horror stories.
3. An oil change. Mobile 1 5/30 full synthetic... but I find myself wondering what synthetic oil filter to use and where I'd get the filler plug crush washer for a discontinued Saturn company.
This brings me to the service.. do you guys use ramps when changing your oil? Where's that oil filter and drain plug? I haven't been under the car.
4. Top cleaner/protectant... mines black. Bird droppings are common in my area. What's the best?
So, fuel, tires, PROPER LIFT, oil/filter.
I wish you all safe travels and a healthy life.