Finally, Your new baby comes home. You are very excited about your new possession. You go ranting about it to your close friends, neighbors, family etc. Now, after the initial euphoria wears out it gets you to think ; “How am I going to maintain my new car?” Of course, That will be on every new car owner’s mind. In this article, Few tips will be given on how to go about it.
Since your car is new, Drive very sedately for the first 1000kms. Just like you how you need to get adjusted to new surroundings, Your car also needs to get adjusted. No, not in terms of the surroundings. Since the internals of the engine is new, There will always be some fine metal debris mixed with the engine oil. Now imagine what you’ll be doing to that cylinder wall inside? Try taking a sharp knife and scratch it against your house wall. Exactly! See the damage? That’s what will happen inside. So that’s why they ask you to drive sedately. After the engine oil is changed, You can gradually increase the rpm and also the speed in tandem.
Wear and Tear
Make sure you use the brakes, clutch and accelerator in a very gentle manner. It is after all a new car and will definitely take some time to get adjusted to your driving conditions.
Since the car is new, Do take care of the paint. It is the most important aspect of your car. For years and years to come, It is the only indicator from the exterior for how your car looks. And use the Microfiber cloth for cleaning your car so that it doesn’t damage the top layer of the paint and keeps it good as new for years to come. Added fact: Every time you do wax and polish with rotary brush it kills few microns of your car paint. It will be a good idea if you can get the Paint Sealant treatment, Paint Protection Film is done from a reputed automotive service station.
Don’t park your car out in the scorching sun for too long. The car’s interior will soon start to fade or even worse, crack! It will also affect the paint in the long run by giving it a very dull appearance.
If you happen to live near coastal areas, Do make it a point to get your car waxed and polished every 6 months, which will prevent rust and oxidation from damaging your paint. Also get the anti rust, rubber paint layer to the underbody of the car. It costs hardly 4000 INR but in the long term its very useful, especially in humid climates.