Buying a luxury car for the first time is a huge deal. After years of driving older or less glamorous cars, you worked hard to be able to afford one of the best vehicles money can buy. A luxury car offers the height of style, performance, and comfort, and you want it to stay that way. By following these tips, you will be able to keep your luxury car looking and running great for as long as possible:
Keep It Spotless
Cleaning your luxury car clean regularly will keep it looking as beautiful as when you bought it, and will prevent the kind of paint and interior damage that can result when dirt and debris are allowed to accumulate and eventually degrade your car's finishes. Buying a luxury car cleaning kit, including leather seat and steering wheel cleaner, carpet cleaner, exterior cleaner and wax, and high quality microfiber cloths, is a great start.
Even better, take your car to a car wash and detailing center where your car will be cleaned inside and out by hand and where the staff has experience cleaning and detailing luxury vehicles.
Protect it From Unnecessary Damage
One of the best things you can do to protect your car from damage is to arrange things so your car is kept inside a garage most of the time. If you don't already have a garage, you may want to consider having one built, or at least renting a garage space in your neighborhood to ensure your car is protected from the elements.
Another way to protect your car from damage is to be mindful of where you park when going to the store, restaurants, etc. Opt for valet when available and try to avoid parking too close to other cars, to cut down the likelihood of dings and scrapes. Drive cautiously and don't follow too closely, to lower the chances of your windshield or hood being struck with rocks or debris kicked up by other cars.
Find a Trustworthy Mechanic
Your mechanic should specialize in luxury cars, and ideally in the specific make of car you purchased. Let them guide you on how often to come in for check-ups and fluid changes, keeping in mind that the mechanical complexity of luxury cars sometimes means more frequent mechanical inspections are called for.
Part of owning a luxury car is taking good care of it to keep it in tip-top condition, and by following these tips you will be able to do just that.