One of the most satisfying feelings after purchasing a new or used vehicle from the dealership is appreciating its glossy shine. The dealership takes great care to ensure that the vehicle’s paint job is no less than perfect the day that you drive it off the lot—and with a little bit of work, you can keep it looking that way for many years to come. Here are some tips on how to keep that new car shine from your friends here at Land Rover Austin:
- Use the Proper Tools – When washing your car, it’s crucial that you only use tools that are specifically designed for automotive use. This means you’ll need a paint-safe microfiber washing mitt, a 5 gallon bucket, and a good cleaning product that’s pH balanced and non-detergent based.
- Never Skip Drying – Properly drying your vehicle after washing is necessary to prevent water spots—pesky mineral deposits that can eat away at your vehicle’s finish. We advise using either a 100% cotton detailing cloth or a sheepskin chamois to dry your car, since polyester and microfiber cloths can actually scratch your vehicle’s paint surface.
- Don’t Forget the Wax – Waxing is the most important thing you can do to protect your new car’s gloss and shine. There are many wax products available, but we recommend using a carnauba car wax since it produces a deep, healthy shine that you just can’t get with other waxes and sealants.
If it’s time for you to purchase a new vehicle, Land Rover Austin can help. With a variety of new, used and certified pre-owned vehicles available, all with a shine you have to see to believe! Call, click, or stop by Land Rover Austin located at 1515 W. 5th Street today!