Alteration of the paint, soiling of the upholstery or rims: the condition of your car can quickly deteriorate. L’argus gives you all the solutions to keep it as beautiful as the first day.
Car maintenance: our tips for keeping your car like new SEE THE PICTURES
Needless to say that regular washing is essential to preserve the shine of the paint. But it is far from enough . Water-based, recent paints are more resistant to attack, but conversely more sensitive to micro-scratches and dulling (loss of shine). And, the varnish that protects them can even be gnawed by bird droppings…
If the manufacturers offer a paint guarantee (from 2 to 5 years), it only covers application defects. Therefore, a polishing product guarantees long-lasting protection of the varnish thanks to its water-repellent effect which prevents any encrustation.
Finish by applying a protective wax(approximately every three months), a remedy against scratches that form on contact with dust, washing rollers, etc.
Take care of alloy wheels
Brake pad dust is their worst enemy. To keep beautiful rims, a specific treatment is necessary . It creates a protective film that prevents pad residue from sticking to the wheel. It also facilitates subsequent cleaning.
Protect the canvas top
Summer or winter, the convertible top is fragile. It is essential to use a waterproofing agent to ensure a good seal and keep the textile clean.
Whatever its material (canvas, vinyl…), it is sensitive to the sun’s rays and rain. There are products to protect it against tarnishing .
Stick adhesive strips to avoid small scratches
Cramped parking, delicate crenels: the bodywork is exposed to the pangs of urban traffic. However, it is possible to avoid some scratches by protecting your vehicle with adhesive strips.
Totally transparent, they stick easily to critical places, such as bumpers, doors and mirrors. These protective films also protect against the impact of gravel.
Clean and protect plastics
Over time, the plastics of the dashboard and doors can dry out . Protective cleaners based on vegetable waxes prevent them from tarnishing. They also protect against dust deposition, UV rays and fading.
Don’t wait to clean a stain on the seat
Don’t wait for textile upholstery to get dirty or tarnished. There are preventive anti-stain treatments that waterproof and protect. If a liquid is spilled, they prevent the fabrics from being impregnated and the dirt from migrating into the fibres. An ideal product when you have children.
Feed the leather of the seats
Unlike fabric, leather is a living material that requires special care . Neglected, it risks hardening, cracking and fouling. To maintain it, you must use special creams that will nourish it, allow it to retain its suppleness and shine, while preserving it from premature aging.
Don’t neglect glass surfaces
Don’t wait until your windshield is completely opaque to worry about it. There are very effective protective cleaners that prevent fogging and fight against traces of grease or nicotine. Some products are also composed of a water repellent which deposits a protective film.
How to fight against bad odors in the passenger compartment?
To prevent bad odors from settling in your car, there are products capable of absorbing unwanted scents (animals, smoke, etc.) and cleaning up the passenger compartment.
Polish or shiner for the bodywork?
These two products are used depending on the condition of the paint. The polish is intended for the oldest vehicles and allows, thanks to its abrasive fillers, to work in depth by removing the oxidation from the paint. Dedicated to recent paintwork, the polisher restores shine by depositing a protective film and reduces micro-scratches.