Typically, new vehicle owners take exceptional care of their vehicles. However after a couple of years they begin slacking when it comes to maintenance on their car. This article will shed light on how you can make your older car look like you just bought it.
A high priority is washing the car. I am sure that when you first got your new car you would probably wash it every week end. But now a couple of years later you hardly wash your car every 6 months. This is certainly a huge error. It is possible to significantly reduce the risk of rust accumulating on your car by washing it regularly. This is critical when you live in a region that gets lots of snow every winter. We are all aware salt will make your car rust out faster than cars that don’t have to deal with rust. For this reason, it is best to wash your car every week or so in the winter.
When you first got your car, you almost certainly vacuumed it every week when you washed your car. However, just as with washing your car, given that some time has passed vacuuming doesn’t seem so important anymore. The problem with this is that often by not vacuuming your car on a regular basis the dirt will end up gathering and working like sand paper on the carpeting. As, obviously, this debris will quickly wear away at the fabric of your carpet as well as the base keeping all the carpeting together. This can lead to holes and shredding in the carpeting. By just vacuuming your car at least once a month it will be easy to avoid unnecessary wear and tear.
So now we need to look at the instrument panel and any other leather or vinyl products you have in your car. To stop these car elements from drying out and cracking, you need to clean and condition them regularly. I am sure when you got your car you did this every week when you washed the car. Right now, you are most likely too occupied to remember how important this is.
You’ll want to include one more thing in your regular maintenance schedule. Adding a coat of wax to your car should be performed on a monthly basis. This will prevent salt and other factors of nature from sticking to the finish of your car. If you wax your car on a monthly basis, its finish will most likely last much longer than the other parts of the car.
If you choose to follow the above upkeep suggestions, you will be rewarded with an nice looking car. You should know that even if your car continues to operate wonderfully if it doesn’t look nice you may not even want to keep it. If that’s the case, you may end up being forced to buy a new car long before you might have otherwise.