Once you’ve found your ultimate, luxury dream car on Gumtree and have made the purchase, we’re happy to bet you want to ensure it stays in the best condition possible at all times. Right? If you’re lucky enough to own one of these, you won’t want the fortune you paid to go to waste with a vehicle that is no longer well-maintained.
Here are a few tips and tricks to keep it looking spiffy, just like the pros do.
- Adhere to all maintenance schedules. That means ensuring all oil and other fluid changes are done on time, tyres are rotated each year, keeping tyre pressure at the recommended level at all times, and taking it in for the regular services.
- Always keep it clean. Dirt that accumulates over a long period is much harder to get off, and can actually cause damage to the paint of your car. Giving it a good, thorough clean, inside and out, will prevent things like this from happening.
- Drive cautiously. It may be tempting to go full throttle when you get behind the wheel of a luxury vehicle, but driving heavily like this causes more damage than good.
- Store your vehicle indoors at all times. South Africa’s high summer temperatures are not good for cars. Exposing your luxury vehicle to these extreme elements can actually damage not only the outside of the vehicle, but some interior parts too. One such interior part is the battery which ages quicker when frequently exposed to extremely high heat.