With the high price tag that luxury cars have, it’s just fitting to use them as status symbols. But they aren’t like any other status symbol. They carry depth. They signify success. And that is why many people dream of having one.
But like their inflated value, the cost of maintaining and repairing luxury cars comes sky-high. In fact, according to Motor1 magazine, the cost of maintaining a luxury car doesn’t fall below the $11,000 mark over a 10-year period.
Despite this, it’s considerably worth it to spend that much if you think about how long your car would last compared to its standard counterparts and its depreciation value. Still, with the current chip shortage driving prices of luxury cars even higher, it’s a smarter decision to keep your car and invest in its maintenance. If you do, the benefit is a win-win. You’ll enjoy your car better — performance and fuel economy-wise. Plus, you’ll increase its value, which gives you the chance to earn more should you decide to sell it in the future.
Considering all of this, you should know how to take care of your luxury car. This article aims to help you know what actions you should take to give your luxury car better attention, protection, management, and love.
Give it Timely Service
It’s important for you to get a deeper understanding of your car’s owner’s manual. You should follow its instructions about the right time to bring your car to a service center to have it maintained. This is a regular schedule that you should strictly follow and there are many reasons why.
Service centers are experts in their field. They know how to properly service a luxury car — namely, check it for issues, change everything that needs to be changed, and repair anything that’s broken.
There are also service centers specializing in a specific brand of luxury cars. This type of service center knows the ins and outs of particular brands. They are your best choice if you don’t want to bring your car to a local garage. For example, if you have a Porsche, bring your car to a Porsche service center.
On the other hand, even if you love to tinker with cars, you don’t know how to properly take care of your luxury car — at least on the technical side. You don’t want to break anything or worsen any problem your car may have.
Increase Safety with Maintained Tires and Properly Functioning Battery
Driving on different surfaces and changing weather can cause wear and tear on your car’s tires. Extreme heat on asphalt roads and ice and snow during winter can erode tires’ treads. Proper maintenance can reduce the effects of these factors on your tires and bring about several benefits.
When tires are maintained, you can drive smoothly. It also improves gas mileage. Most importantly, it prevents loss of balance and lowers the risk of a blowout while you drive. This ensures you are safe while on the road.
To maintain your tires, check them regularly. Look for issues that need to be addressed. Ensure that they have the right air pressure and that their treads are not less than 1.5 millimeters.
Rotate your tires to prolong their service lives. However, they should be replaced once their treads are less than 1.5 millimeters. The News Wheel magazine even recommends that replacement tires be high quality to ensure that your car’s overall performance is sustained.
As for your luxury car’s battery, you should check two things. One, is there is corrosion building up on their contact points? Two, is it charging properly?
If there is corrosion, your car couldn’t start, and its electrical components will not work. Your battery will also stop charging properly, and if that’s the case, your car could have electrical problems that may pose a risk of fire.
You can clean your battery’s contact points if they are corroded. However, if they’re not charging even if the contact points are cleaned, you should replace them. When you do, choose a battery that is appropriate for your car’s brand.
Use the Right Fluids
Vehicles contain many kinds of fluids for their parts. They all have their own fluids, from power steering to brake, to ensure they perform their functions. However, your car’s engine oil and coolant are two of the most important fluids that must be prioritized.
Change your engine oil following your owner’s manual schedule. On the other hand, Your coolant must be the right kind for the brand of car you have. Mercedes-Benz and BMW cars, for example, have special built-in coolants in their turbochargers. Mixing them up with other fluids can cause engine problems.
Luxury cars require a different kind and level of care. They have features and technology that you can’t find in standard vehicles. This makes it even more important to give them more attention than usual. Follow the tips above to give your luxury care the utmost attention and care it needs.