When you first bring your BMW home, it’s a great feeling. You look at the shine, how it glistens, and how the world seems to reflect in its surface. At that moment you want to do whatever you can to protect it for as long as possible.
There are some steps you should consider taking that will help you protect your BMW’s finish, not just for a year or two, or for many years into the future. Here are a few to keep in mind.
First, avoid harsh cleaning solutions and materials.
You’re not going to be using the same types of cleaning solutions or even materials, like a sponge, that you would to clean the interior portion of your house. You need soft sponges, waxing pads, terrycloth towels, and the right wash specifically designed for auto finishes.
Second, you want to wash regularly.
You want to keep up with the general cleanliness of your BMW as often as possible. A lot of people, unfortunately, simply drive their BMW to an automated car wash service center, but nothing is going to offer you more value and satisfaction than doing this yourself. Every once in a while, it’s okay to choose a car wash facility, but you will pay closer attention to minor imperfections, dings, and even scratches that can be taken care of sooner rather than later if you wash your BMW yourself.
Third, wax your BMW.
Every so often it’s a good idea to wax your BMW to ensure it stays protected. The wax backs up the finish and is not just helping your BMW to shine, but it’s also providing a layer of protection against rainwater, harsh ultraviolet radiation from the sun, pollution in the air, and much more.
If you have no prior experience waxing a vehicle, you should get some tips and have somebody help show you how to do it properly.
Lastly, keep your BMW in a garage for coverage.
Use a car cover if you don’t have a garage. If you have a garage but is full of junk, consider removing that to keep your BMW inside when you’re not driving or washing it. This helps to protect it from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, which will cause fading over time.
When you follow these tips, it should help your BMW look its best for many years to come.