6 Tips to Increase the Life of Your Luxury Car | Savini Wheels

Between doing constant maintenance and driving extra carefully to avoid the slightest dent, taking care of a luxury vehicle can be stressful at times. You need to take every opportunity available to keep the car in good health and avoid any significant mechanical problems. Here are six simple tips to increase the life of your luxury car.

1.     Wash It Weekly

Luxury cars are often more sensitive to the elements than average vehicles, both inside and out. Get into the habit of washing your car about once a week to avoid the accumulation of debris and keep the paint job looking brand-new. You don’t have to wax and detail the exterior every week, but a thorough cleaning should be your new benchmark.

You should also vacuum the seats, doors, floors, dashboard, and consoles during your weekly cleaning. Make sure you use a car cleaning solution and a microfiber cloth, not household cleaning products and a random dish towel. A bristle brush is also an effective tool for removing stubborn dirt from the lining of the seats.

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2.     Do Regular Filter and Fluid Inspections

Another maintenance habit you should develop for your luxury car is getting regular filter and fluid changes. The air and oil filters can clog up fast and damage the engine, so you need to replace them eagerly and often. Inspect the oil and coolant reservoirs to make sure the fluids are in good condition.

Oil starts out honey-colored and turns almost black over time, but you shouldn’t let it get any dirtier than dark brown. The engine coolant should remain a consistent 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and distilled water. Staying proactive with these minor maintenance tasks every few weeks will go a long way toward extending your luxury car’s life.

3.     Take Care of the Wheels and Tires

Checking the tires’ air pressure after refueling is a standard practice among luxury car owners, but your tire maintenance shouldn’t stop there. Regularly rebalancing the wheels and tires will prevent uneven tread wear and provide a smooth ride, prolonging their lives and the vehicle’s life by extension.

Wheel and tire problems throw the car off balance and often snowball into more serious mechanical problems with the steering and suspension. That’s why it’s critical to make sure that all four sets look and drive the same. A balanced set of wheels enhances your car’s visual appeal and performance. And if you’re in the market for a new set of wheels, make sure to check out our various wheel collections.

We offer cast wheels, forged wheels and flow-formed wheels in a variety of fitments and finishes. With so many styles to choose from, you’re bound to find one that catches your eye. Contact us to find an authorized Savini Wheels dealer near you!

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4.     Look After the Battery

Luxury cars usually don’t get driven as often as regular cars, which means the battery requires more attention. You could invest in a trickle charger to prevent the battery from draining, but the simpler and more exciting solution is to drive your luxury car more often. A 5-mile drive is long enough to recharge the battery and prolong its life.

5.     Monitor the Clutch’s Health

A working clutch is one of the most valuable parts of a luxury vehicle. As such, you should pay close attention to the clutch’s health and use it properly. Here are a few common bad habits to avoid when operating the clutch:

  • Don’t ride the clutch.
  • Don’t slam on the gas or brakes.
  • Don’t use the clutch to avoid rolling on hills.
  • Don’t downshift too early or upshift too late.

Using the clutch as intended will keep it healthy and functional, increase your car’s fuel efficiency, and make you a more responsible driver. All three benefits contribute to a longer road life for your luxury vehicle.

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6.     Invest in a Coilover Kit

If you’re worried about your luxury car’s suspension, a coilover kit could be the answer to your concerns. A coilover kit is an upgraded suspension system that lowers the car or gives it more aggressive handling, depending on your goals. You can also adjust the rebound or compression damping to meet your preferences. Installing a coilover kit means you will have to remove your current suspension system and start from scratch, so make sure you have a trusted mechanic for the job.

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Luxury Car Maintenance Is All in the Details

The average everyday vehicle can go for months without a wash or inspection, but luxury cars require much greater attention to detail. Get into the habit of doing these five maintenance tasks and consider upgrading your suspension so you can enjoy your luxury car for years to come.

Author Bio: Oscar Collins is the founder and editor-in-chief at Modded, where he writes about cars, luxury topics and more. Follow him on Twitter @TModded for frequent updates! 

5 Clever Ways to Improve the Interior of Your Luxury Car | Savini Wheels

Owning a luxury car is all about the experience. Your vehicle should be a joy to drive, from how it runs to how it looks and feels once you’re inside. Even the wheels should be customized to make you happy. Many luxury models can be upgraded and personalized to become an even better fit for your lifestyle.

Some car enthusiasts purchase luxury models because they already have everything they want. However, other car owners enjoy modding their vehicles one upgrade at a time. If you’re one of these hands-on enthusiasts, here are five clever ways to improve the interior of your luxury car.

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1.     Boost the Sound System

Driving a luxury car is a 360-degree experience that should involve multiple senses. High-quality sound is just as important as the look of your vehicle’s interior. Many luxury cars come with an excellent stereo and audio system. However, if sound is important to you, you may want to make additional upgrades.

You can start by replacing the factory stereo with a better model. Consider upgrading your speakers and adding a subwoofer to further amplify bass notes when you listen to music. Some people also install sound-deadening mats to eliminate road noise. With a full remodel, you’ll be able to hear your audio clearly despite road noise and feel it, too.

2.     Switch Interior Panels

Another way to improve your car’s interior is by upgrading the panels. Invest in custom carbon fiber pieces for a high-end look. Common places to add carbon fiber include the steering wheel, center console, and paneling along the doors and dashboard. You can also wrap interior panels with microfiber for a softer look.

Consider wrapping interior panels with special-order vinyl if you want something more personal. You can get this material in any color and personalize the print for maximum impact inside your vehicle. Make your interior panels look even better by adding LED lighting as trim or installing a starlight headliner on your vehicle’s interior roof.

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3.     Change the Seating

Changing the seats is one of the most impactful modifications you can make to your car’s interior. Some enthusiasts order completely new seating and have it fitted into their luxury vehicles to change the driving experience. Many prefer the look of race car seating to more traditional seats.

Another option is to paint your existing seats a new color. This is a relatively simple modification but has a huge impact on the overall look of your vehicle. Some car owners paint interior panels as well as the seats for a more expansive look.

4.     Replace Floor Mats

Custom floor mats will take your luxury vehicle to a whole new level. You can order rubber mats to fit your car so keeping your interior spotless is easy. However, some people go a step further and invest in custom diamond-stitched floor mats. Combine these mats with a set of new wheels for a truly luxurious look.

Although diamond-stitched floor mats are water-resistant and easy to clean, they look like the height of opulence. In addition to neutral options, you can order them in bright colors that make a strong statement inside your vehicle. Pair these mats with upgraded upholstery to create a stunning car interior.

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5.     Upgrade the Steering Wheel

Your steering wheel defines much of your driving experience. However, even luxury cars are sold with stock versions. Upgrading it is one of the fastest ways to enhance your personal experience as the vehicle’s driver. You can replace the entire wheel or wrap the existing one to improve its feel and appearance.

Choose a style and materials that accentuate the rest of your vehicle’s interior. For example, you may want to wrap your wheel with carbon fiber if you plan to use that material as an accent throughout your car. Colorful steering wheels can blend in or stand out, depending on what the interior looks like. Some options even have LEDs that light up to track your RPM speed.

Revisit the Interior

A sleek exterior and well-tuned engine are likely what first drew you to purchasing a luxury car. However, most of your time is spent inside driving the vehicle rather than outside admiring it. It’s worth making the interior as comfortable and stylish as possible. Every detail you invest adds up to create the full experience of driving an automobile of this stature.

And don’t forget to make your exterior look as good as your interior with a new set of luxury car wheels from Savini! We offer forged car wheels, cast car rims and flow-formed wheels in various fitments, finishes and styles, so there’s a rim for literally every preference. Wondering where to get a set of luxury Savini Wheels? Send us an inquiry here to find an authorized local dealer near you!

Author Bio: Oscar Collins is the founder and editor-in-chief at Modded, where he writes about cars, luxury topics and more. Follow him on Twitter @TModded for frequent updates! 

Detailing a Luxury Car: 7 Common Mistakes To Avoid By Savini Wheels

Hiring a professional to detail a luxury car can cost hundreds of dollars. Why spend money on a job you can do yourself? Detailing a vehicle (and your new Savini Wheels) from home has never been easier, as you have all the necessary tools and resources at your disposal. 

However, you can still make mistakes if you’re not careful. Here are seven common errors people make when detailing cars at home and how you can avoid them.

1.     Overwaxing

Wax gives your car a terrific smooth shine and adds another layer of protection, but too much can make the paint appear foggy. You only need two layers: one to set the foundation and a second to add the finishing touches. If you’re new to waxing, apply just one layer until you get confident with the process. You can never be too careful, especially with older models with special types of paint (like your treasured old school ride or dressed up donk).

Additionally, you must apply the wax correctly. Many people make the mistake of pouring it right onto the car’s surface, which often leads to an uneven coat and damages the paint color. Instead, use a foam applicator to gently rub the wax on the surface.

2.     Using Household Detergents

Soaps and detergents made for household objects don’t have the same chemical properties as car cleaners. They can strip wax, rub away paint and cause stains. Don’t let their similar look and smell fool you. Always use proper cleaning products made exclusively for vehicle exteriors. Your car’s paint and protective layers will thank you for it.

3.     Drying With the Wrong Towel

It’s vital to dry your luxury car with the right towel. A common dish towel can rub dirt and dust into the paint, while a microfiber version is soft enough to lift water and dirt from the vehicle without causing damage. Use two of them: one for cleaning and one for drying.

4.     Overusing Chemicals

A ride’s carpeted floors go through a lot of use. They need a powerful chemical compound to soak in and remove all the dirt, but many people go wrong by leaving the products in for too long. 

Even worse, they might neglect to wash out all the chemicals, which causes permanent damage to the carpet. Avoid overusing these products on your carpet by vacuuming the interior to remove the big stuff. You won’t have to use as much cleaner and can wash it out more easily.

The opposite logic applies to the rest of the car’s interior. The dashboard, steering wheel, center console and other high-touch areas need nontoxic cleaning products that you can safely get on your hands. Look for disinfectant wipes that contain at least 70% isopropyl alcohol to get good results without hurting yourself. 

5.     Washing in Direct Sunlight

You might think that a sunny afternoon is a perfect time to detail your car, but you’re better off moving to a shaded area or waiting for the clouds to roll through. Direct sunlight heats your vehicle no matter the outside temperature and causes it to dry faster, which could interrupt your washing process or prevent you from properly drying it with a microfiber towel. 

Plus, hot cars are often painful to the touch. We’ve all accidentally burned our hands on door handles before. Save yourself the pain and move your vehicle out of the sunlight. Early in the morning or in the late afternoon are perfect times for washing your car rims and getting your ride so fresh and so clean.

6.     Doing the Wheels and Tires Last

Newbies often save the wheels and tires for last because they’re so focused on cleaning the car’s body. Wheels are the dirtiest parts, so you risk getting grime and dirty water on your newly cleaned vehicle by leaving them until the end. 

It’s a good idea to wash from the top down, but wheels of all shapes and sizes need a proper initial cleaning before moving on to the body. Additionally, make sure you use a solvent-free tire cleaner. Solvents can eat away at rubber tires and cause the surface to wear down faster.

If dirt has settled into your wheels and you think it’s time for an upgrade, give Savini’s SV-F Flow Form line a try. They’re made using advanced flow form wheel technology to be lightweight and strong. They’re perfect for performance-minded enthusiasts who want lighter wheels with style. These flow forged wheels come in a variety of styles and finishes to match your personality and car’s theme.

7.     Using the Wrong Glass Cleaner

Glass requires a different cleaning product than the rest of your vehicle. Believe it or not, Windex and other common window cleaners don’t work on car glass. They contain ammonia, which can cause streaks and damage your interior if it trickles down. Look for ammonia-free options online or at your local hardware store.

Pamper Your Luxury Car

Detailing your luxury car is a fun activity, but it’s easy to mess up. Don’t feel bad if you make one of these mistakes — you aren’t the first person and won’t be the last. Just remember the solutions for each error. 

Park out of the sun, get the right cleaning materials, start with the wheels first and make sure you apply the right amount of wax. Pamper your luxury car the way it deserves to be.

Author Bio: Oscar Collins is the founder and editor-in-chief at Modded, where he writes about cars, luxury topics and more. Follow him on Twitter @TModded for frequent updates!