How to Care for a Luxury Vehicle
When you invest all the money that it takes to purchase a luxury vehicle, it’s important to know how to care for it properly. Taking care of a luxury vehicle is similar to caring for a standard sedan, but it requires a bit more diligence.
Slam on the Gas
Unlike many standard vehicles, most luxury vehicles are designed to go fast. When you buy a jaguar it has a larger engine and is designed to go much faster than say a Toyota. That means that when you drive the vehicle through standard commuting conditions and regular stop and go traffic all the time it isn’t getting used the way it was meant to. Over time what’s known as engine crust will begin to develop on the engine and this can cause problems in the long-term. To remove the crust and keep the vehicle fresh and ready to perform, simply stomp on the accelerator from time to time and really push the engine. This helps clean it out and keep it primed for performance.
Regularly Put in Quality Oil
Unlike a standard vehicle any old oil won’t do when put into a luxury vehicle. Make sure to use a high quality synthetic solution, or the oil recommended by your Jaguar or Land Rover dealer. The recommended oil i8s going to be more expensive than standard off-the-shelf oil solutions, but it’s meant for high performance engines, and it will typically last longer than non-synthetic oil does before it has to be changed once again. Just stick with recommended oil change intervals and keeping the vehicle in good running condition won’t be difficult.
Keep it Clean
Whether you live up in the north, or down south, it’s still important to keep your luxury vehicle clean on a regular basis. Bring it to the car wash at least once a week to wash off any muck, salt and other debris that accumulate. This interval only has to be followed for a vehicle that is driven on a regular basis. Keeping the vehicle clean helps prevent rust and will keep the paint from fading out and wearing as much over time.
Keep it Covered or Housed
The last thing you want to do is leave that shiny new Jaguar sitting out in the driveway all year long. Not only will the sun slowly fade away that pristine paint job, but all the rain, sleet and snow that falls on the vehicle will wear it down as well. It’s important to keep this type of a vehicle in the garage or at the very least parked under a carport with a protective cover in place.
Rely on these practices and you’re vehicle will stay in top condition and resell for more when the time comes to let it go. Keeping a luxury vehicle in good shape isn’t difficult, but it does require a bit more time and work.