Buick Super: Simple Tips to Maintain a Classic
Classic cars are nice to see, and sells a good deal of money. However, they are not for just anyone who has money to buy, because they need extra attention from those who really have passion for maintaining the real value of the past. You probably give extra effort in making sure that your Buick Super receives the best maintenance it can get. The extra effort means extra challenge. But with diligence and proper scheduling, you can keep everything about your convertible in optimal condition. Check out the following maintenance tips to make your effort more effective:
- Use only the right cleaning product for the convertible top.
You cannot simply wash your convertible top the way you do with the metal or fiberglass exterior panels of your car. Harsh cleaning agents can easily damage it, hence special care is required. Carefully read the indications of the cleaning products you buy, making sure they don't contain bleach in order to save the top from early deterioration. Chemicals with high acidity levels also result to the same problem, so keep away from vinegar. As for ammonia and alcohol-based products, they leave those hard-to-remove white ring-like stains. Others think that shampoos and dishwashing liquids are mild enough to use. Sadly, they have gloss enhancers that instantly turn the convertible top into a dust-magnet. Look for one that is specially designed for the type of convertible top that you have. The additional cost undermines the hassles brought by incorrect cleaning products.
- Give your seats their well-deserved care.
Nicely-kept seats add much to the comfort during travels, while dusty and stained ones seem to add stress. Wash them regularly. Vacuum frequently. Apply wax as necessary. And deodorize. In washing, though, keep in mind to use mild cleaning products. If you do, your Buick Super seats will not only look and smell nice, but will also be saved from early deterioration.
For additional protection, consider what the seat covers can offer. They will catch dirt firsthand, preventing stains from ruining your seats. If for instance, your passenger gets car sick and blows chunks, you can simply remove the cover to prevent the smell from lingering inside the cabin. Depending on the material of the cover, the seats can be protected even from grease and liquid spills. And since seat covers are removable, washing them is so much easier. Also consider the aesthetic benefit that fashionable seat covers can add to the interior.
- Save the paint finish from the harsh environment.
Being exposed to sun, salt, water, bugs, bird poop, and mischief makes paint finish maintenance truly challenging. Careful and regular washing will best remove these unwanted elements. You can make washing a lot easier by adding a layer of protection to the paint finish by applying wax. When done on a regular basis, the abovementioned elements will not stick as much harder as they would with the lack of it. Polishing every once in a while will also further the protection. And when your Buick Super is simply parked, shield it with a car cover.