You finally did it! You worked hard for years, made sacrifices, got smarter with your money and it has all paid off—you have a luxury eco-friendly car parked in your driveway. Owning a green machine like yours is truly satisfying, but it doesn’t come without responsibilities. In case you don’t maintain and drive your car properly, your dream might shatter in seconds. So, make sure to keep the following tips in mind if this is your first Tesla, Lexus or a Mercedes hybrid.
Get used to the sound
If this is your first electric car, you know that the battery is much less noisy than a regular engine. While most drivers can conclude that something’s wrong with their car just by the sound of the engine, this is oftentimes not the case with hybrid lux cars. Instead, you need to get used to the new sounds and trust the diagnostic tools in your high-tech vehicle. Another way to prevent bigger issues from happing is to keep an eye on any shakes in the steering wheel or weird handling—go to an official dealership for maintenance and repairs as soon as you notice some issues.
Take care of the battery
If you have an electric car or a hybrid, just know that your battery has a chance to have a long life if you maintain it properly. In case you have an option to rapid-charge your battery, don’t be scared to use it when in a rush. However, continued use of this feature degrades the battery faster than a normal charge. If you can, keep your car charging overnight, since it much better for the health of your battery. Also, don’t keep your battery at 0% or 100% charge for too long. Some cars have a setting that will keep your charger at an 80% limit, and you should do your best to always keep it above 20%. Additionally, don’t leave your car sitting stagnant for too long. And since you have such a beautiful and sustainable car, why wouldn’t you drive it regularly, especially now that you have the nicer weather of the summer to look forward to?
Keep it nice and snug
Luxury cars attract a lot of attention, so make sure to keep your car protected if you often park it outside the garage. The easiest and best way to do so is to opt for car covers that will keep your car shielded from the elements and hidden from the eyes of thieves and vandals. These covers come made by measure for many types of vehicles, so you’ll definitely find something that fits your limousine or supercar. You can use this cover even if you park inside to keep your car safe from scratches and dust.
Inspect the tires
Just like with taking care of your car paintjob, checking the tire pressure should be standard practice with every car, especially the luxury kind. This habit provides you with better grip while driving, which is very important since your car probably has a lot of power and speed. And if you neglect the health of your tires, it can become a very expensive issue for you, but it can also affect the eco-friendliness of your vehicle. If you have custom wheels, your tires might cost a small fortune, so make sure to keep them in top condition.
Clean it properly
No matter how good your luxury car looks, if it’s dirty, it will lose a lot of its appeal. But, regular washing will ensure your car keeps its luxury status. And don’t forget to use only green products—what’s the point of having an electric/hybrid car if you’re going to pollute the earth and water with your chemical cleaners? It’s also important to keep your interior jaw-dropping and healthy. Grab a vacuum, a microfiber cleaning cloth and some green products that won’t harm your exclusive material. For the best results, perform a dry wipe so you have a clean upholstery and electronics without any streaks.
Having a luxury car can be a bit scary, especially if you worked super hard to get one, but if you know how to take good care of it, it can be a truly wonderful experience. And knowing your green car is not doing too much harm to the environment is only a bonus!