How to Maintain Your Supercar
The term supercar has become commonplace for describing high performance, high-end, luxury cars. Say the phrase today and immediately luxury brands such as Ferrari, Bentley and Lamborghini will spring to mind.
Owning a supercar is a privilege that few will enjoy, but for those that do, how do you make sure your shiny new supercar stays, well, super?
The Importance of Servicing and Maintenance
As with regular cars servicing is essential for any supercar to ensure that it continues to operate at optimum performance levels and maintain its value. Due to the nature of the high performance components and the cost, it is not recommended to carry out maintenance on a supercar yourself. Instead you should contact the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) or a specialist supercar service centre.
Specialist servicing and maintenance using only manufacturer approved parts is extremely important for maintaining your supercar, not only in terms of performance and reliability but also its value. A supercar is a highly developed and specialist piece of equipment so only OEM parts and professional maintenance will do.
Despite this there are a few things you can do at home to help make sure your pride and joy stays looking and driving like a dream.
Use Engine Oil Recommended by the OEM
High performance cars need high performance oil. There are a multitude of high performance synthetic engine oils available today and it’s important to get the correct oil for your supercar. Getting this wrong could cause damage to your engine and leave you with a hefty repair bill. Make sure your car always has the recommended level of oil and get your oil changed regularly.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule
This schedule is designed to keep your vehicle running at its best, so be sure to adhere to it. This will include regular oil changes, tire rotations, and other routine maintenance. Regular maintenance will ensure that all mechanical and electrical systems are functioning properly and that any issues are addressed before they become major problems.
Drive the car regularly
If you plan to keep your supercar for a long time, it’s important to drive it regularly. This will help to keep the engine, transmission, and other mechanical components in good working order.
Cleaning and detailing
It’s important to keep your paintwork and your alloys clean and shiny. However, with a luxury supercar, putting it through an automatic car wash is not an option. Car washes can scratch your paintwork and can even dent body panels. To keep your supercar looking its best you need to clean it properly, that means detailing, polishing and waxing.
When you wash your car you should take the following steps:
- Clean the inside and remove road dirt from the body work by hand
- Starting from the top and wash the body and wheels
- Clean the windows and mirrors
- Wax your exterior.
How often you clean your vehicle depends on how often you drive it and where it is kept. You would also expect to wash your car more after use in the winter months. Use a car cover to protect the car’s paint and exterior when it is parked. This will help keep the car clean and protect it from dust, debris, and UV rays.
Custom auto detailing is the best way to keep your luxury car in perfect condition. Over time, dirt, scuffs and blemishes will build up and damage your car’s paint work. Using a professional automotive detailer, such as The Supercar Rooms to clean and preserve your car, will help to maintain its value and keep it looking pristine.
When you are not driving your car, it should be stored in a dry place to prevent rust and corrosion. Supercars are often made of lightweight, high-performance materials that can be damaged by exposure to the elements.
Before getting any work done to your supercar you should always check the manufacturer’s maintenance policy. Make sure you know the service intervals and costs. Most luxury dealerships that sell new supercars will offer a maintenance package with fixed-price services. Alway keep a stamped service history as this will help maintain the value of your car.
The Supercar Rooms are THE Supercar Experts
From our base in the West Midlands, The Supercar Rooms have the technicians and expertise to perform routine maintenance, complex mechanical and electrical repairs to ensure that your supercar looks and drives like it was meant to.
Collection and Delivery Service Available
To make your visit to The Supercar Rooms go as smoothly as possible, for our service and maintenance customers we can provide a collection and return service. We can pick up your supercar using our specialist enclosed shuttle trailer or we can offer you a chauffeur driven return or a loan car. Visit our service room pages for more information.