Owning your own vehicle is great. Yet this involves taking care of and maintenance. You need to be careful of how you treat your vehicle. Keeping it clean is very important from both inside and out. Do not litter the inside and spoil the interior, fixing new interior material is very costly. So is the outside, make sure hard substances like cement do not get attached to your vehicle. Unlike mud these will cause long term damage which cannot be simply washed off. A hard scraping followed by repainting will be needed at such an instance.
Maintain your vehicle
Taking your vehicle to a service station once in a while is recommended. Getting all the little things fixed will give your vehicle a new look. Also vacuuming the inside and having a thorough cleanup might be all you want to brighten up a special day. Get the car air conditioning serviced as well, may be all you need is to top up the refrigerant and feel the cool breeze again. Getting the interior cleansed would be useless unless you can go around with your shutters up. Otherwise if dirt and dust keep coming in, the interior would get discolored and dirty. Also do a smoke test and a thorough check up, so that you know the status of your vehicle. If there are any faults, get them fixed as soon as possible, since if you go on with those for long the situation can get to the point where it cannot be fixed very easily.
Protect your vehicle
There are so many thefts happening today. Sometimes by known parties and sometimes by the unknown. So you need to be careful and you need to take precautions. Always lock your car before you go somewhere and never ever leave your key inside, even if you are getting out for a minute. Make sure you never give your vehicle keys to anyone that you do not trust or do not know well. Especially when you go for places, do not leave your vehicle key hanging around in a way that someone can grab it away and steal your car from the parking lot. Still if you realize that some has stolen it, then immediately inform the police, they can track it for you. If you have any GPS enabled devices then the process will be easier and quicker. Giving them all the correct details with may be a picture that you have will help. Also if you suspect anyone, mention all your doubts as well, this could assist them in finding the crook sooner.