Hey everyone! This is my 1998 Mercury Tracer, it is just about to reach 130,000 miles on it. I bought the car in 2010 when it had 97,000 miles. This has been the most reliable car I've ever owned. I'd like to keep it for as long as I can! Currently, it need some work. I bought the car when I lived in Ohio (has since moved to South Carolina.) Since moving down here, the paint on the car has faded and peeled badly. My theory is that the sun and salt air from the ocean (I live in Myrtle Beach) wore down the paint that had endured Ohio's winters (including road salt.) Here's a look at the deteriorating paint on the hood: The roof is by far the hardest hit by the fading/peeling paint: Two of my hubcaps went missing, I'm thinking about removing the last two Since was originally from Ohio, it suffers from rust in the undercarriage as well. I had to replace a brake line due to rust. Some other pieces are in various stages of corrosion. If anyone can give advice that would be great. If you live near my area (Myrtle Beach, SC) and can recommend places to go (body, mechanical, etc.) that would be even better!