Friday, January 18, 2013

Automotive Care for a New Car

When you buy a brand new car you may think that since everything is new that there isn't a lot of automotive care that is needed. Actually, there are a few things to keep in mind on keeping your car in top shape for years to come.
  • Change the oil. It may seem that you shouldn't have to change the oil on a new car until the typical length of time on any vehicle. However, due to having a new engine, particles of metal get worn off and your car's oil needs changing after about 20 miles of driving and then again in 1000 miles. After that, this decreases and you can return to normal oil changes.
  • Protect your paint. Years ago, you would have wanted to wait to wash or wax your car to allow time for the paint to cure but that is no longer the case. The paint on your care is as hard as it is ever going to get once it leaves the factory due to catalyzed, modern clear-coat. Go ahead and take your new car to the car wash and have a coat of wax applied to protect it.
  • Protect the interior. You don't have to add a lot of product to your new interior but an application of Scotchguard will protect your seats and carpets from debris clinging. Dirt, mildew and pollen is more easily removed and it will keep your interior looking good longer.
With modern advances in technology, there isn't a lot of breaking in you have to do with a new car like in the past. However, these tips will help you keep your new car running more smoothly and will allow it to last longer.

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