If you have a Ferrari or are getting one soon, you will be part of a select club—not many people get the chance to own a supercar from one of the world’s most iconic brands. While you bask in the euphoria that owning a Ferrari inevitably brings, you must be sure to take perfect care of your new car. While the engine will be in superb condition, it’s the less technical things such as damaging to your car’s finishing that can really ruin the experience.
Fortunately, you do not need to ship your car off to a Ferrari maintenance center: to prevent most types of damage to your car, make periodic maintenance checks a healthy habit. These simple tips will help you take the best care of your Ferrari, keeping it in the best shape for as long as possible.
Use high-grade cleaning products
As you hopefully know by now, not all types of soap are suitable for washing cars. Most regular brands are too harsh and will weaken the wax and paint coating over time. You should also use only microfiber towels as these are much less abrasive while offering superior performance thanks to their ability to absorb a lot of water.
Avoid contaminants when washing your car
In the process of washing your car, a little bit of carelessness may very easily lead to the introduction of harmful contaminants. For example, not thoroughly rinsing off or discarding a dropped towel may mean that as you clean your car you reintroduce dirt.
Apply protective film
Protective film is nearly invisible but the work it does in protecting your Ferrari will be highly visible. Protective film provides an effective buffer against small stones, sand and other debris, chemicals, and the elements. With so many potential sources of damage out there, it would be wise to proactively do what you can to keep your car looking spotless.
Apply ceramic coating
Much like protective film, ceramic coating will proactively provide a shield for your Ferrari, against pretty much the same harmful elements. Ceramic coating is a chemical substance, which when applied to your car’s finish, will form a permanent hard coating that offers comprehensive protection. If you feel hesitant about making a long-term change to your car’s finish then the protective film option might be best for you. Ceramic coating is the more budget-friendly option, however.
As already noted, most types of damage to your Ferrari can be prevented by taking a few simple steps to prevent trouble. When it comes to the health of its engine, however, your best bet is to allow the professionals to take a periodic look. Fortunately, with the Ferrari service warranty, you will receive access to regular maintenance checks and repairs.
When you take possession of a new Ferrari, one thing that is almost certainly going to worry you a bit is how to keep it in the best possible shape. A poorly kept Ferrari won’t be as effective a head-turner as you probably hope for it to be, nor will it possess the best resale value. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to take good care of your Ferrari, and all you need to do is follow the tips above.