Car care tips: how to keep your limo looking its best
As a limo owner, it’s important to take pride in your vehicle and keep it looking its best. Not only will this impress your passengers, but it will also help maintain the resale value of your limousine.
Here are 15 car care tips to keep your limo looking sharp:
1. Wash and wax regularly.
A good washing and waxing schedule will go a long way in keeping your paint job looking fresh. Be sure to use a high-quality car shampoo and wax, and avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasives that could damage the finish.
2. Polish the chrome.
The chrome on your limo should be kept polished and free of rust. Use a non-abrasive polish and a soft cloth to avoid scratching.
3. Vacuum the interior.
Vacuuming the interior of your limo on a regular basis will help keep it clean and free of dirt and dust. Be sure to vacuum under the seats and in all the nooks and crannies.
4. Shampoo the carpets and upholstery.
Shampooing the carpets and upholstery will help remove any stains or ground-in dirt. Use a mild shampoo and be sure to rinse thoroughly afterward.
5. Clean the windows.
Keeping the windows clean inside and out will help improve visibility while driving, and make your limo look its best. Use a quality glass cleaner and a lint-free cloth.
6. Dust the dash and controls.
Dust accumulation on the dash and controls can be unsightly and difficult to remove. Use a soft, dry cloth to dust these areas on a regular basis.
7. Clean the wheels and tires.
The wheels and tires should be kept clean to avoid rust and corrosion. Use a quality cleaner specifically designed for these surfaces.
8. Dress up the tires.
Adding a tire dressing will help give your limo a sharp, finished look. Be sure to choose a dressing that is compatible with your type of tires.
9. Wax the vinyl top.
A good waxing will help keep your vinyl top looking new and prevent it from drying out and cracking. Use a vinyl top cleaner and apply a thin, even layer of wax.
10. Clean the headliner.
The headliner can be easily forgotten, but it’s important to keep it clean to avoid stains and dirt buildup. Use a vacuum with a soft brush attachment to remove dust and dirt.
11. Detail the engine compartment.
Keeping the engine compartment clean will not only make it look nicer, but will also help prevent corrosion. Use a degreaser to remove any build-up of grease and grime.
12. Protect the paint job.
Parking in a garage or under an awning will help protect your paint job from the elements. If you must park outdoors, use a car cover to keep your limo looking its best.
13. Get regular tune-ups.
Keeping your limo in good mechanical condition will help it run better and last longer. Be sure to get regular tune-ups and oil changes as recommended by the manufacturer.
14. Keep it clean.
This may seem like an obvious tip, but it’s important to keep your limo clean inside and out to maintain its value and prolong its lifespan.
15. Have it professionally detailed regularly.
Having your limo professionally detailed on a regular basis (approximately once a year) will help keep it looking its best. This process includes all of the above tips, plus additional deep cleaning and polishing.
By following these 15 car care tips, you’ll be sure to keep your limousine looking sharp. Regular cleaning and maintenance will help extend the life of your vehicle and maintain its resale value.
If you have any questions about caring for your limo, or would like to schedule a professional detailing, please contact us today. We would be happy to help you keep your vehicle looking its best.