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Having Your Vehicle For Many Years

Usually, new automobile owners take exceptional care of their vehicles. But after a couple of years they begin slacking when it comes to routine service on their car. This article will shed light on the best way to make your older car look like you just bought it.

First of all is washing your automobile. I am sure that when you first got your new car you would wash it every week end. Now, years down the road, you can go for months with no need of washing your auto. This is really a huge mistake. When you clean up your car on a consistent basis, it helps to prevent rust from becoming a problem. This is especially important if you live in the northern states that salt the highway when it snows. We all know salt can certainly make your car rust out quicker than cars that don’t have to deal with rust. This makes it extremely important for you to wash your car routinely during cold weather.

You probably in fact started out vacuuming your car once a week whenever you washed it. Yet, seeing that a year or two have passed you may not actually vacuum your car once a year. However, when you really don’t vacuum your car consistently, dirt works itself into the carpet. As, obviously, this dirt and grime will quickly wear away at the fabric of your carpet as well as the base holding all the carpeting together. This can cause holes and tears in the carpeting. Choosing to vacuum your car on a regular basis can help to prevent this damage to your carpet.

So now we need to think about the dash panel and any other leather or vinyl products you have in your car. You will need to keep this stuff clean and conditioned to keep these items from becoming dry and cracking. I know when you got your car you did this every week when you washed the car. These days you have probably ignored this altogether.

When you are consistently maintaining your car as outlined above, there’s one more thing you should add to your list. At least once a month you need to put a layer of wax on your vehicle. This may not only help protect the finish from the elements of nature but it will even help to keep salt off 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.

Following the above recommendations will enable your car to appear brand new for many years. Most likely, you’ll not choose to drive your car if it has an ugly appearance even though it runs well. If so, you may end up having to buy a new car long before you might have otherwise.