Budget Car Care Tips

If you’ve just bought a brand new car, how irritated will you get if you notice a scratch on the paintwork or a chip in the window over the next few days? We completely understand, especially considering that next to our homes, our vehicles are often the most expensive investments we make as adults. Okay so what are your options?

Well, you could hope for the best, make a few prayers and see how things go. You could even install CCTV cameras to watch over your new car; just in case the worst should happen. But let’s be honest, even if you do catch someone up to no good, it won’t protect your car very much will it? It’s not just people that can do damage either, in fact the elements are notoriously unforgiving when it comes to the paintwork of our cars.

So, what can you do? How about take a look at these effective car care tips – especially if you’re on a budget and unwilling to invest thousands into a new garage.

Wax on, wax off

Did you know that you can buy cheap and effective paint protection products over the counter at most good car care stores? It doesn’t have to be anything over the top – in fact you might not even need to buy from a well-known brand, as the majority of the chemical components are similar in nature between products. You could apply a little wax to the bonnet, or anywhere on your car for that matter (not including the windows), and you’ll be able to sit back and smile as rain, snow and even sunlight struggle to pierce the formula.

Buy a car cover

We’re not talking about those ridiculously expensive covers that seem to be made of liquid gold here; we’re talking about canvas or tarpaulin covers that do the job without requiring the excessive financial investment. It might be a bit of a nuisance to cover and uncover your car every time you use it at first, but we are sure that you’re soon get into the swing of things until the activity becomes a regular part of your day to day activities. By doing so, you could protect your car from dirt, dust, the elements and even stray rocks that can be flung up by passing cars.

Find somewhere safer to park!

Sure, that’s easier said than done but if we’re honest, car owners will often go out of their way to make sure that their vehicles are safe and secure at all times. Is there really any harm in parking around the corner, where rain can’t reach, or when sunlight can’t pierce? Sure, you might have a little more of a walk to your front door, or into your office building, but the peace of mind can go a long way in making sure that you can relax and trust that your car’s being looked after. This counts as a car care tip and it’s possibly the most affordable of all. If you have no choice but to park somewhere unsavoury, then a layer of wax or car cover should be more than sufficient.

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