Best Practices for Maintaining Your Luxury Vehicle
You've made quite an investment in your vehicle and ensuring that you maintain the luster is part and parcel of owning a luxury vehicle. That means more than simply running through the car wash every few weeks! Instead, keep everything running smoothly and looking stunning by following these simple best practices for maintaining your luxury vehicle.
Maintaining Interior and Exterior Surfaces
Using tire cleaner on leather interiors could be a dreadful mistake, and leave you regretting the results — or possibly even replacing the seats! The first step in maintaining your luxury vehicle is in matching the correct cleaning solutions to the type of material that you are cleaning. Leather-covered steering wheels, seats and interiors are best cleaned with a high-quality leather cleaner; while carpeting should be brushed with a stiff-bristled brush and then gently shampooed for the best results. Use a cutting polish or cleaning spray for wood or plastic interior surfaces, buffing to bring forth a high shine.
Dirt Off, Wax On
This probably goes without saying but visiting a good quality car wash every few weeks will do wonders for the long-term health of your vehicle's paint and exteriors. Road dirt and dust build up very quickly, and salt from roads in the winter will rapidly dull your vehicle's shiny paint. While a hand-detailed finish isn't required each time, having your interior vacuumed and cleaned on a regular basis will help lengthen the service you receive from your luxury vehicle. Consider adding a high-quality wax finish to your vehicle on a regular basis to help protect the top coat.
Pump It Up
Did you know that inflating your tires to the correct PSI has several benefits for your vehicle? Not only will it improve the smoothness of your ride, but it will also improve your gas mileage. Slow down when going over speed bumps and avoid potholes whenever possible. These road hazards can cause your vehicle to lose correct alignment, which can, in turn, cause long-term damage to your undercarriage. Brake slowly and gently whenever possible, to reduce road friction on tires and joints.
Regular Maintenance is Critical
The investment that you've made in your vehicle can be quickly ruined by poor maintenance habits! Even skipping an oil change can have long-term negative effects on your vehicle, causing key components to age more quickly than necessary. Working with a trusted local repair shop that specializes in luxury vehicles ensures that your vehicle is treated properly and well-maintained.
At Concierge Auto Repair, we offer free a seasonal check-up, which includes:
- Cooling/Heating system check
- Brake check
- All fluid check
- Suspension check
- Head, tail & brake lights check
- Radiator & coolant check
- Belts & hoses check
- Tire safety check
- Dash warning light scan
Contact us today at 832-844-2575 to make an appointment for your luxury vehicle's free seasonal checkup or request an appointment online anytime! Our staff is dedicated to serving you and providing the best possible service environment for your vehicle. Learn more about maintenance requirements for your vehicle on our blog!