If there is one thing in life that is true, it’s that everything is easier if you own a car. Getting from A to B is so much easier with a vehicle when compared to modes of transport like bus, train or tram. To start with, you get to drive in comfort, instead of being jam-packed with heaps of other commuters. You don’t have to worry about any smells, noises or other annoying things. You also save a bunch of time each day, as car travel is generally quicker than public transport.
Cars are a great investment, but what if you’ve just purchased a brand new small SUV, and you want to know how to keep it looking new for as long as possible? Lucky for you, this helpful article is going to explain exactly how to do this.
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Be Careful Parking
Did you know that the majority of scrapes, bumps and scratches occur when your car is parked? When parking, but super cautious around other cars, pillars, curbs and any other obstacles. Allow plenty of room between other vehicles when you park to avoid a door ding or dent, and always take care when backing in or driving out.
Avoid Parking Under Trees
While it may be tempting to park under a tree on a hot day so your vehicle stays cool in the shade, think again. What sort of animal tends to live in trees? That’s right birds. And birds, for some reason, love to poop on cars. So, avoid parking under trees to avoid getting bird poop on your car.
Remove Stains Immediately
Even if you follow the above advice, you still might find bird poop on your car. In this case, remove it as soon as you practically can, using a wet cloth.
You’ll want to do this for any major stain or spot that appears on your car. While bird poop is the most common offender, other things can cause an ugly deposit on your car too. So, wipe away any mars or stains as soon as they appear. If you leave it for too long, it may permanently stain your paintwork and will be a huge pain to remove.
A new car will look new for longer if you wash it regularly. Once a week is about the right interval between washes. Invest in some decent car washing items, like a good wash and wax, a big sponge, a large bucket and a drying chamois. Don’t neglect hand drying your car after a wash, otherwise, you run the risk of unseemly water stains appearing after a wash, which is a headache in the making.
If you’re feeling extravagant, once in a while you could pay for full detail. A professional will do an amazing job that will leave your car looking like you just drove it out of the lot.
Polish Your Car Every Six Months
As well as regular washing, you want to give your new car a thorough polish every six months. Take your time and do it a panel at a time. Use a quality car polish, and use the recommended applicator. Make sure that you remove the polish on every area with a clean cloth or rag.
A Clean Car Conclusion
Follow the above tips to keep your brand new car looking amazing. Be careful when parking, and avoid parking under trees to dodge the bird poo. Remove any stains or debris immediately, before it sets in. Give your car a good wash once a week, and polish it every six months.