Everyone knows that Audis are the forefront of luxury when it comes to cars. With a sleek design, powerful engines and a hefty price tag, it’s no wonder people that the people who own them take great care in looking after them.
If you are new to the Audi scene, then take note of these handy hints to help you get the most out of your car. Remember, if you chose to sell on, a well looked after Audi will sell for a much higher price than one showing signs of wear and tear.
One of the most important things to remember is to keep the inside of the car clean. Spillages and other messes can cause stains that may be hard to get out. This can devalue the car, so be sure to keep on top of a regular cleaning schedule.
To make things easier, you can use a hand held vacuum to get those tricky areas that a regular vacuum may not reach. Failing that you can take it to a valet, but it’s best if you do it yourself, that way you can be sure you haven’t missed any spots, plus you will save money. Pick up any rubbish or debris you find and dispose of it before vacuuming.
You can also get interior car wipes; there are many different kinds to choose from. Be sure to choose the kind that is best suited for your car – don’t get leather wipes if your seats are fabric for example. Pay particular attention to any marks or stains if you decide to clean your car with these wipes. The quicker you tackle them, the easier it is to get rid of them.
Don’t forget the boot! A lot of people forget that the boot is also a big part of their car. If it’s dirty, then you are not going to want to put things in there, your food shopping in particular. If there are stains and other bits of detritus in there due to the fact that it has been neglected a little then it could become unhygienic to store perishable items in there, as well as the fact that it will start to smell.
Luckily there is a quick fix for this, if cleaning your boot is something that constantly slips your mind, as it does with the majority of car owners, then it might be well worth your time looking into Boot Covers. You line up the boot of your car with a boot cover and it will protect your boot from accidental spillages and stains, as well as from scratches etc. from carrying certain loads. The best thing about these covers is also the fact that you can easily replace, remove and fit them yourself. Most come with a set of easy to follow instructions too.
Make sure, that if you chose to use a boot cover, you pick the correct one for your car. For example, Audi Boot Liners are specifically made for Audi cars and although they may fit in another manufacturer’s model, they might not offer the same level of protection compared to one designed for your make of car.
Now that the interior of the car has been taken care of, you will want to get straight onto cleaning the exterior. But before you do there are a few things you should know that if are not taken into consideration, could cause damage to your car without you knowing!
Before you begin the washing process wholly, you will need to rinse the car thoroughly with water, before the first sponge is applied. If you go straight in with a sponge, you run the risk of deep scratches to the exterior body and paint work. Deep scratches can be unsightly and whilst it may be possible to remove them, it isn’t going to be cheap.
Now that you have prepared the car for washing, it’s pretty straight forward. Use a bucket of warm soapy water and a sponge to clean the car from top to bottom. Don’t forget to clean the windows, windscreen, mirrors and wheel trims too. You want the whole car you look good. Not just the body.
Be aware that you will have to keep rinsing out the soapy water bucket, as each time you put the sponge back in for more water, you are bringing the dirt from the car back. Try to keep an extra bucket at the side to make things easier. You can also choose to wax the car when it is dry, as this will add a shine to it and make it look like new again.