HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SPORTS CAR | Master Cars

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SPORTS CAR​

For many people, their sports car is their pride and joy - after years of saving and dreaming of owning a luxury car, they finally have it. However, it's easy to forget that a lot of care and attention is needed when owning sports cars. London and other busy cities are especially important for car care as the roads are often so full and busy that bumps and scrapes are simply a part of day-to-day life.

Often, people forget to give their sports car the proper upkeep it needs, but it’s not only cities - even in smaller towns, the care of a sports car can be overlooked. To help keep sports cars in good condition, time and effort need to be put in. However, if you’re not sure how to look after your sports car, don’t panic as we have a list of ways to help.

Regular Maintenance

Like any other vehicle, your sports car will need to undergo regular checks. Here are some basic checks to give you a handy reminder.

  • Check the tyre pressure to make sure that it’s correct. If you use your sports car a lot then the tyres may even need to be replaced
  • Check the oil level to ensure there is enough in the reserve, do the same with coolant and power steering fluid as well
  • Make sure the brakes work properly before going for a drive
  • Don’t forget to check the weather forecast. If your car has different settings or is a convertible you might need to make some changes to suit the weather before setting off

Keeping the Look

Sports cars tend to be noticeable and anyone passing can tell that you are driving one. In order to keep this look, you will need to ensure that the paint stays in good condition.

  • Wash your car regularly to ensure that dirt doesn’t settle into the paint
  • Keep in mind that you don’t want the paint to scratch, so clean it using soft cloths and make sure that there aren't any chips that could worsen the look
  • Check the alloys for any scuff marks or damage - you want your vehicle to look pristine so be sure that the alloys don't let you down
  • Make sure you keep the car under cover if you can when it’s not in use to avoid unnecessary wear or weather damage

Interior Care

Sports cars aren’t only renowned for their look but also for their interiors, so don’t leave out the inside when caring for your sports car.

  • Make sure you clean the seats regularly and avoid eating or drinking in the vehicle if you can
  • Clean the dash - don’t let too much dust settle as you want it to stay looking brand new
  • Vacuum the floor and avoid any muddy shoes in the vehicle. Mud can get in very easily, but it can be a challenge to get out
  • Check that seatbelts are in good condition and are correctly adjusted to keep you and any passengers safe

The Need for Speed

Speed and fast acceleration are two of the main reasons why many people choose to buy sports cars. While your vehicle will still be faster than many other cars, over time the speed can decrease if proper maintenance isn't carried out.

  • Make sure the clutch is in good condition. If not, it may need to be replaced
  • Have the engine regularly checked in case any replacement parts are required
  • Make sure that your tracking is correct. While this shouldn’t affect the speed, it can affect the handling of the car making driving safely at speed almost impossible

DRIVING SPORTS CARS IN LONDON

It’s important to drive safely no matter where you are or what car you’re in, but in busy cities, you may need to be extra vigilant to ensure both you and your sports car stay safe.

  • Try to avoid parking too closely to other vehicles, however, if you can’t then make sure you leave enough room for them to get in and out without knocking your car
  • If you can, also avoid leaving your car parked on the road. With the city being full of larger vehicles and cyclists it’s all too easy to have a wing mirror knocked off
  • Check the airbags to ensure that you are as safe as possible in the event of a cras