We all love our cars. Either they cost us 5k or 500k, the need for maintenance and care is the same for all.
I know that you may be wondering that a luxury car requires different ‘attention’ than a common car, but that’s not entirely true.
See, all cars have the same philosophy:
- Car’s Surface
- Clear Coat
As you see, the 4 above layers are the same for all cars, either they are cheap or expensive, meaning that you can apply some basic detailing techniques to keep your luxury babies in shape all the time.
In today’s article, we will give you some of our best tips to protect, maintain, and detail your luxury car.
Understand Your Surroundings
Before you rush in and take action, you must first understand your surroundings.
Evaluate your environment, the climate, and other factors that may be damaging for your car, because this doing so will help you decide what’s the best possible protection for you.
For example, if you live in an area that has no trees or many contaminants, you can simply wax your car and maintain it once in a while. Now, on the other hand, if you park your vehicle under trees or you live in the city, then you should definitely consider applying a ceramic coating.
See, bird feces, acid rain, and other harmful contaminants tend to oxidize our beautiful surfaces, especially if you don’t maintain them correctly.
A nanoceramic coating protects your surfaces by penetrating the clear coat while forming a protective invisible membrane that repels contaminants. You can see how it penetrates the clear coat on the picture below:
In short, understanding your surroundings is the answer to what protection should you choose for your luxury car.
Protection From UV Rays
We may receive plenty of vitamin c from the sun, but our cars don’t like it that much. It is not just the dashboard and steering wheel that can get damaged, but also the entire exterior of your car, including the glass surfaces and wheels.
See, washing your car is the key for a proper maintenance, while wax and other protective solutions can help you shield it from UV rays. Some of the damages that can occur from constant exposure to the sun are:
- The paint starts to fade
- The dashboard begins to crack open
- The clear coat starts to wear off
Our friends from Newport Motors have some interesting tips you should totally check on how to protect your car from sunlight.
Don’t Forget The Wheels
We speak to a lot of people every day and let me tell you that 90% of the car owners don’t even rinse their wheels.
Luxury car owners should definitely care for their precious wheels because they not only change the overall looks of the car, but they can also be damaged by brake dust pretty easily.
Brake dust contains small metallic particles and when they are exposed to air moisture, they tend stuck on the wheels and start oxidizing them.
It’s critical that you always keep your wheels clean and preferably protected with a ceramic coating.
The Interior Is Crucial
Don’t you love to get into a spring-smelling car with clean mats and seats?
See, most people tend to ‘skip’ the interior part, but one thing they don’t think about is that the consistent odor and deep stains may stay there forever (unless you use dangerous chemicals).
Actually, interior cleaning is so neglected, that many car washes offer free vacuuming services to promote it!
Luxury car owners should vacuum their cars at least once a week, because the dirt from the shoes and other contaminants may permanently mark their expensive superior-quality textiles.
Ever considered to apply a ceramic coating on your textiles? It’s cheap, easy to apply, and protects your fabrics from liquids and other contaminants for at least 5 years.
And Finally, The Glass Surfaces
The glass surfaces of our cars may seem like they are made out of vibranium, but believe me, they are not.
Actually, they are the ones that are most vulnerable to oxidation and once this preposterous process begins, believe me, it’s hard to stop it.
See, glass surfaces, such as windows and windshield, don’t have a clear coat to protect them, thus, once water or contaminants come in contact with them, the oxidation process begins immediately.
The only to protect them is to apply glass protection, such as a ceramic coating for glasses, that forms an invisible layer of protection on top of the glass surface and shields it for at least 5 years.