Cars are expensive, and many of them are pretty attractive looking things, so it makes sense that, when you buy one, you should do everything you can to keep it looking its best. Yes, as soon as you drive that car off the forecourt for the first time it will drop in value, losing as much as 40 percent in the first year alone, but if you look after it well, it won’t fall much further and more importantly, you’ll be driving something that looks good.
Okay, so what do you need to do to keep your car looking as good as new? The following will really help:
Prevention is Better Than Cure
The easiest way to keep your car looking as good as new is to not let it experience any issues in the first place. You can do this by cleaning your car up immediately after driving it, having it serviced every 3-6 months and getting it checked out by a professional mechanic as soon as you see, hear, smell or feel something unusual which could indicate a potential problem.
Wash Your car By Hand
Those automatic car washes might be a whole lot more convenient, but those swirling brushes they use can play havoc on your car’s bodywork causing all manner of scratches and swirl marks to appear. They are just too harsh for many cars, and that combined with the fact they get pretty dirty pretty fast means they can do more damage than good, When you wash your own car, you can control precisely, so your vehicle is never in danger of getting damaged.
Use a Chamois to Dry the Car
Once the car has been washed, an important aspect of car care that will keep your vehicle looking better for longer is to dry it off with a chamois. Why? Because chamois leather is very gentle on the paintwork. It won’t cause any scratches that could lead to peeling, but it will get the job done quickly to avoid any streaking.
Deal with Droppings ASAP
One of the biggest threats to your vehicle is actually bird droppings This might sound surprising until you realize that bird droppings are extremely acidic. If they are left on your car, they will very soon start to eat away at your paintwork, etching their form into the body of your car and causing you some great expense to put right.
Use an Interior Spray Detailers
Interior spray detailers are great for cleaning the inside of your vehicle, ensuring that the upholstery retains it’s youthful experience no matter what you throw at it., Use them whenever you clean the rest of the car and it will make a difference.
Keep it Covered
Whether you park up in the garage every night or you cover your vehicle with a sheet when it’s not in use, anything you can do to protect your vehicle for the elements will help to keep it looking as good as new by preventing rust and other kinds of weather-inflicted corrosion.
How do you keep your car in top condition?
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