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Maintaining the Value of Your European Vehicle

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If you are like us, you take a great deal of pride in your European vehicle.  We love that they are designed with luxury, performance, and style in mind. From the moment you purchase your European vehicle, you know that you have made the right decision. The only problem is how rapidly vehicles depreciate in value, even European models. While you can’t stop depreciation in its tracks, Lucas Auto Care wants to help you slow it down so you can maintain the value of your vehicle for as long as possible.

Stay On Schedule

Preventive maintenance and service is the most important thing you can do for your car. Your engine is a big factor in terms of value and oil changes will keep it running smoothly. Getting tune-ups will help your car maintain that performance that you love so much. And inspections allow the European expert technicians at Lucas Auto Care to catch and repair any minor issues your car is having before they turn into value compromising problems.

Drive Safely

A car that has been involved in a collision is worth drastically less than one of the same model that has never been in an accident. While it is obvious that no one goes out hoping to be in a wreck, accidents happen and risky driving behavior increases the risk of you being involved in such an accident. Next time you are behind the wheel slow down, put your phone away, and focus on the road and the drivers around you.

Protect the Paint

Oh, that beautiful paint job! It adds to the style of your car and its overall appeal. Keep it looking gorgeous by washing your car on a regular basis. We also recommend waxing it every three or four months to add that extra layer of protection.

In between washes, do your best to keep your car covered and protected from the elements. A clean garage is the preferred place to park a European vehicle, but if you don’t have one at least purchase a well-fitting car cover.

Take Care of the Interior

Stains, cigarette burns, and strange odors bring down the value of your upholstery and carpet. Anytime you wash your car, take a minute to wipe down the dash area with a product like Armor All. If you are a smoker, avoid smoking cigarettes in your car. The smell is easily absorbed into the fabric and can be difficult to remove. And should something spill in your car, clean it up immediately before it has a chance to set and stain.

If you are looking for an auto repair shop that will show your European vehicle the time and attention it deserves call Lucas Auto Care. We are the European auto experts that Cypress drivers trust most.