If you have purchased a luxury vehicle, you already know that keeping it safe is one of your top priorities. However, you may not know exactly how to accomplish this, especially if this is your first luxury vehicle. Follow the steps below to protect your investment for years to come.
Do Your Research
The first step is to learn as much information as you can about your luxury car. If it’s a recent model, you need to know what maintenance it requires and how often you should have a technician inspect it for issues. You also need to find a local reputable mechanic to handle these tasks, so take the time to do that as soon as possible. If it’s a classic, it’s even more crucial to find a mechanic who has experience with that make and model so you know they understand exactly how to make necessary repairs or updates and can give you tips on getting the best performance.
Secure Your Garage
Your luxury vehicle probably spends the majority of its life in your garage, so this area should be totally safe and secure at all times. You obviously want to protect this prized possession from weather conditions, grime, and potential break-ins, but you also need to ensure that your garage itself is structurally sound and that there are no plumbing, electricity, or other hazards that could cause damage. Remove any clutter to prevent items from being accidentally knocked over into your car and leave enough room for you and your passengers to easily enter and exit the vehicle. If you don’t already have an alarm, smart-lock, security camera, and sturdy garage door, install these features now to prevent burglars and thieves from gaining access.
Maintain the Temperature and Humidity
The biggest dangers for a luxury car are temperature and moisture. You want to ensure your garage does not drastically fluctuate in temperature or become extremely hot for prolonged periods of time. Keeping your car safe from high temperatures and corrosive damage means you need decent ventilation to help hot, moist air escape and effective insulation that prevents moisture from entering your garage and raising the humidity. However, ventilation and insulation are not always sufficient to control humidity, so you might want to consider installing a dehumidifier, as well. San Diego, in particular, has some of the worst air quality in the nation, so a garage air filter with HEPA and carbon filtration can help eliminate exhaust and chemical fumes, dust, pollen, and other particulates from the air.
Along with following the steps above, having a professional automotive technician perform regular maintenance on your luxury vehicle is essential to keeping it in top condition. Contact British Garage today to schedule an appointment with our team.