How to Keep Your Kia Forte Koup Looking Sharp
Although a compact car, your Kia Forte Koup is attracting a large market segment because of its looks, among other things. Making up for the small interior space are the high-end amenities found inside the car, while the exterior commands attention from the ‘Tiger Nose' grille in front to the rear diffuser at the back. Remember, though, that daily wear and tear can make your sleek-looking vehicle look worn after a while. To prevent this and keep your vehicle looking sharp for years, be sure you take good care of it. Here are some tips:
- For the interior: wipe, shake, vacuum!
If you take some time each week to rid your car interior of dirt and dust, you'll be giving your car the primary protection against aging. Simply wipe off the dash, the seat, console, and door handles to remove grime and grease. Take off the mats and shake them off to get rid of dust and debris that might have accumulated in there throughout your daily trips. Finally, vacuum the various corners and nooks to remove crumbs and other types of dirt that might accumulate over time. And every few months, do some interior detailing to sort of reinvigorate the look and feel of your car. The process should be easy if you are consistent in your weekly car cleaning tasks.
- For the exterior: wash, wax, polish!
When it comes to your car's outer body, simply cleaning is not enough—you will also need to protect it from harsh environmental elements that might cause damage. These include the sun's rays, acid rain, mud and snow, as well as bird droppings. Washing can only take care of the dirt removal; you will need to wax and polish to handle the protection. See to it that you use the right wax and polish formulations for your vehicle and that you do the process correctly in order to prevent scratches and other forms of damage.
- For the wheels: hose off, scrub, polish!
Your Kia Forte Koup is equipped with alloy wheels, and these kinds of wheels require more frequent maintenance and cleaning than other types of wheels. Good thing the cleaning process is easy. You just need to start by hosing the wheels off in order to remove the dirt on their surface. Be sure you remove any debris thoroughly before your scrub to prevent them from scratching on the surface of the wheels while scrubbing. Afterwards, you will need to apply the right amount of polish or wax to the wheels in order to protect them from damaging elements. Be sure you get a high-quality wax to ensure that the protection it will offer will be able to last for a long time. With just a clean rag, you can buff the wheels in order to make them shiny.
With these simple and easy-to-follow maintenance tips, you can keep your Kia vehicle looking smart for a long time regardless of its actual age. With a little time and effort on your part, you can also keep your car functioning well and avoid costly expense on repairs and replacements.