The car is the German’s favorite child. It is cherished, cared for and maintained. Polished, cleaned and screwed. The rims to shine and the paint to high gloss spruced up. The interior is cleaned and washed down to the last corner with a rag and cleaner. And every Saturday the car is completely vacuumed and made ready for the coming week. This is at least the cliche among real car fanatics.
But what exactly is necessary to actually make the car shine in the best possible way with the simplest of tools and tricks? How to proceed and what to do and especially with what? How to protect the paint and make the body durable? Here are some good tricks and tips on how to care for your car effectively and properly.
What all belongs to the care and maintenance of a car?? – Image: kfztech.en
Care and maintenance
Proper care of the car also includes optimal and regular maintenance. And changing the engine oil is one of the most important and regularly performed activities. The engine oil and oil filter should be serviced every year or at least every 15.000 kilometers are changed. At least this is a rough rule of thumb, which may vary depending on the vehicle and engine model. Otherwise, you can also make the manufacturer’s specifications for this to own and act accordingly. The engine oil has the task and to ensure that everything runs in the truest sense of the word like lubricated. It absorbs particles as well as combustion residues and thus cleans the engine. Oil type and viscosity are different depending on the type of car. Use only one, but a high quality brand of engine oil. So you can be sure of consistent quality.
Spare parts with high quality
Who buys spare parts for the car, should also pay attention to quality and always use original parts. Otherwise, the shot after the installation and the first trips can backfire.
Changing the tires – consider all the seasons
The tires are one of the most important things on the car. Because they provide with their safe Gripp also for the security of the vehicle and thus also the passengers of the vehicle. The tires should be of high quality and suitable for the season with the correct profile. Winter tires and summer tires, or even all-weather tires. All of them also belong to the good equipment of a vehicle as to the care of the car. The tire topic sit very umfangeich. Therefore they find all important to the tire here.
Paint and polish
The paint is the shell of the vehicle and should not only be polished to a high gloss every now and then, but also protected from harmful influences as much as possible. To protect the paint, the appropriate polish is just right. It lets the rainwater and also salt residues and other dirt particles roll off and acts like a protective film. However, the polish should only be used now and then and not immediately with every car wash. Apply the polish only with a soft and clean cloth. The car must be absolutely clean and if possible dust-free before the polish is applied and worked in circular movements.
Tip: Never place the vehicle in the blazing sun. That gives unsightly streaks in the paintwork.
For polishing you need some know-how. – Image: kfztech.de
Car wash like the professionals
Saturday is car wash day. At least the majority of German drivers wash the car on Saturdays. But what exactly does the right car wash actually look like?? If it should be the hand wash, then you must consider some things. A bucket with lukewarm, clear water is the first, then bring in some shampoo and lather the car with a soft or real sponge and wash it down. Make circular movements here as well. Don’t forget all spots and angles on the car itself and then wash it thoroughly with clear water until no more shampoo residue is visible. Cleaning agents and more can be found, among other things, at detailpro | Autopflege Shop.
Interior care – making surfaces shine
The interior can be cleaned with a soft cloth and some detergent. In addition one can use however around also in the interior shine to get, a so-called Cockpitspray. It makes the surfaces smooth and dirt-repellent.
Sucking out correctly made
Vacuuming the interior of the car can be quite exhausting. Especially when the last cleaning was done some time ago. Here, for convenience, you should either use a vacuum from home where you can detach the nozzle from the style and with an additional attachment that has a narrow opening. Or to the nearby gas station after the car wash immediately start the vacuuming with the company vacuum cleaner. These are usually quite absorbent and cheap at the same time.
Video car care interior
All containers for these and other liquids should be checked and refilled regularly. A loss of operating fluids may indicate leaks. But you should always take into account the expansion / contraction due to temperature differences. Sufficient antifreeze should be added to the cooling water at the latest when autumn arrives. But in the antifreeze is also a rust inhibitor and other additives, which is why it should be used throughout the year.
Checking the batteries
Batteries do not last forever. Therefore, you should always play it safe and renew and replace the battery after a few years. To our small battery guide
Brake pads and brake discs
Both should always be tested, and especially independently of the TuV, preferably by a specialist. Because the braking power and effectiveness of a car are among the most important to ensure the safety of the vehicle while driving.