How to Look After Your CarThe 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 MaintenanceAs 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 OEMHigh 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.
Cleaning and DetailingIt’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.