Tips for Maintaining Your Luxury SUV

September 8th, 2021 by

When you own a luxury SUV like the Buick Enclave or Envision, you want to keep it in the best possible shape. When you’re not bringing your vehicle in for service here at Chesrown Chevrolet Buick GMC, be sure to follow these maintenance tips so your Buick will look great and last a long time.

 Waxing

If you want to keep your car’s paint job looking great and protect it from the elements, you’ll want to wash and wax it regularly. How often you wax depends on where you live and where you keep your car, so pay attention to how quickly the wax layer thins out to get an idea of the right interval. There are several kinds of wax to choose from. Paste wax is the longest-lasting kind of wax, while liquid wax and carnauba wax make for a better shine but don’t last as long.

Caring for chrome

Keeping the chrome finish on your luxury SUV bright, shiny, and free of chips and rust is essential. The easiest way to prevent damage is to keep a close eye on the grille and other chrome accents and clean them with soap and water as soon as you notice any debris. After cleaning, follow up with a good chrome polish to bring out the shine of the metal and buff out fingerprints and smudges. MotorTrend recommends Mothers California Gold All-Chrome.

Cleaning the cabin

A clean cabin is just as important to the health of your car and your comfort as a clean, shiny exterior. Keep your dashboard and infotainment system clean by regularly vacuuming the interior. Tailor your cleaning solution or wipes to the material your dashboard is made of. Use distilled water and a microfiber cloth to gently clean the touchscreen. Never spray water directly onto the touchscreen. 

Caring for leather seats

 Leather seats add luxury and supple comfort to the interior of your car, but they also take extra care to clean. Always vacuum your seats thoroughly first, then clean the seats by pouring a high-quality leather cleaner such as Chemical Guys on a microfiber cloth.

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