Protecting your supercar investment

If you’ve splashed the big bucks on buying a high end car, then you’ll surely want to protect that investment. It’s common knowledge that cars can often depreciate quickly, so make sure you look after yours to keep loss of value to a minimum.

There are plenty of ways to keep your high end vehicle in good condition; the most important of which is showing it the care and attention it deserves. A car that’s serviced regularly and kept clean and tidy is much less likely to develop serious faults and regular washes and waxes can avoid build up of grime.

Keep on top of the day to day maintenance too – even Jaguars need their oil changing and the correct tire pressure!

ECU remapping is an investment in the short term which could to lead to some big long term gains. It’s a great step to take, helping prolong the engine life of your vehicle and making sure you’re getting the most out of it every time you take it for a spin.

It’s a service that’s especially helpful for supercars like Lamborghinis and Ferraris, but what exactly does it entail?

The Engine Control Unit is a small computer which controls how the engine in your car runs, and by reprogramming it it’s possible to optimise the performance of your engine. Doing so can improve acceleration, making it a very fun drive, and add value if you ever do decide to sell.

The inside of your car is almost as important as what’s going on under your bonnet if you want to protect your supercar investment, so make sure that any leather or trim is kept clean and supple. Regular trips to a valet service will ensure any minor superficial stains or marks don’t become deeply ingrained.

It’s well worth taking the time to spend on upkeep if you’re the proud owner of your own Bentley or Porsche; not only will you enjoy driving it more if it’s in tip top condition, but when the time comes to move on you’ll have retained as much value as possible.

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