Why give your car some love this month? Because it’s the one constant companion that, when treated correctly, can really make your life so much easier!
It’s the season of love and while most people are looking for ways to spoil the special people in their lives, we at MotorHappy would like to invite you to show some love to the one constant companion who, when treated correctly, can really make your life so much easier. Of course, we’re talking about none other than your beloved car!
Here are some ways you can let your car know that you truly love and appreciate it:
It might seem very basic but also something that we often put off for later. Also, if you have taken your car on a really long drive recently then it is a good idea to have it serviced. When you have your car serviced, you will see it drives more smoothly and most importantly, you prolong it’s life. (Did you know MotorHappy can provide you with quotes for a Service Plan that suits your budget and your needs? Click here to find out more.)
This is something that can really feel like a significant step in caring for your car. The average car undergoes a lot of abuse and the most we do is give it a wipe down and occasionally wash it. Detailing is like a spa treat for your car. It gives the car a thorough cleaning where every corner is taken care of and the surface is polished off nicely. If your car has begun to look dull then this will add some of that original sparkle again. While it might not be as good as a fresh paint job, it is the closest you can get to that brand new look without breaking the bank. It also gives the interiors a feeling of freshness which will be appreciated by both you and anyone else who takes a ride with you in your car. (Go one step further: Invest in Scratch and Dent insurance, which insures minor dents, scratches and even interior damages are covered. This can also be arranged through MotorHappy.
While servicing usually deals with specific parts of your car during it’s lifetime, maintenance applies to everything on the car. It basically means adding all those subtle touches that can improve the driveability and ownership experience of the car. This can include getting the tires inflated to the right tire pressure and checking for wheel alignment and getting them aligned if there is an issue. Another maintenance step you can carry out is getting the climate control unit checked and serviced.In short, make sure that every part on the car from the steering wheel and pedals to the wiper blades work as they are supposed to. If you are not sure as to which specific maintenance tasks to carry out then have the car checked by a professional and they will be able to list everything that needs fixing and then you can choose the ones you feel are necessary. (A Maintenance Plan, arranged through MotorHappy, will help you budget for those unforeseen expenses.)
You are not the same person you were when you bought the car so why should your car stay the same? Maybe this valentine's season is the perfect time to spruce up your ride. They can range from the useful to the fun. You could get better headlights or taillights. You can go for a better audio system or a more powerful infotainment system. In fact, you will be spoilt for choice as there is no dearth of aftermarket upgrades that you can go for. The important thing to keep in mind here is not to go overboard and overspend. Make sure that every upgrade you carry out is worth it and not just an avenue to splurge money. If done wisely, this can be the most satisfying part of this whole endeavor. (Read more: How to customise your car)
In the unfortunate event of an accident, you would want to have the provisions to restore your car to its former glory without having to burn a hole in your pockets. There are multiple types of car insurance providers in South Africa. If you already have one then this is probably the time to take a closer look at the insurance plan you already have and opt for something that is a bit more comprehensive and offers a lot more protection. (Read more: Shop for a new insurance quote every year)
Your car provides you with years of service and doing the things that we have listed above can be a small but meaningful way of showing your gratitude towards your car. It’s a win-win at the end of the day!
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