4 Ways to Protect Your New Car


Whether it’s just rolled off the showroom floor or come to you courtesy of a fellow car lover, preserving the look of your new car maintains its value, aesthetic appeal and the joy you have in your vehicle. Your car is an asset so a little love here and there goes a long way; here are four easy ways to protect your new ride.

Cover it

Sun, rain and the elements are the quickest ways to age a vehicle both inside and out so, if possible, keep your car under cover. A garage, free from dust and water is ideal, but something as simple as a carport is also perfect. Carports can be quickly and affordably added to your premises and yard, courtesy of builders such as AdaptIt.

If you rent or a garage and carport aren’t practical options, a simple car cover can prolong the life of your paintwork and interior; just ensure it’s a quality cover and be prepared to replace it on a regular basis.

Wax it

Regardless of whether your car is stored undercover or outside, the best thing you can do for it is keep it clean and waxed. A regular and well applied coat of quality wax adds years to the life of your paintjob.

Waxing simply provides an extra layer to protect your car from the elements, meaning water beads run off, while the sun has an additional layer to battle through as it wages war on your vehicle. Wax is particularly important in areas near the beach, where salt water may impact your vehicle.

It’s pertinent to note polishing is not the same as waxing. While wax simply provides an additional layer, polish is a slight abrasive that is used to remove fine scratches and impediments to restore a new car gleam to your car. So seek out the right treatment for your car to keep it in tip top condition.

Rust treatment

There are plenty of new products on the market to give your car additional protection, with one of the most innovative being rust protection. Most modern vehicle manufacturers apply some form of rust protection during the manufacturing process but there are two forms of aftermarket application.

The first is a chemical barrier and the second is via an electronic pulse. Both systems have their pros and cons – it’s up to you to investigate what’s right for your car.

Keep it serviced

By keeping your new vehicle serviced regularly, you not only keep the warranty intact, but also get a heads-up on any problems likely to develop. Small issues can lead to larger problems, so the sooner you have a fault dealt with, the less likely there are to be flow-on effects.

A car is likely to be one of the largest investments you make in your lifetime, and not just financially. Often there is a sentimental attachment to vehicles. With a little prevention and maintenance, their life and the joy you find in them lasts a whole lot longer.