Five ways to show your car some love this Valentine’s Day

February 14th will see Cupid’s arrow firing around the UK as romantics devote time to their better halves, supplying them with gifts, affection and…valeting? Valentine’s Day is all about showing your loved one how much you care, and why shouldn’t that stretch to your trusted vehicle?

TMG Valentine's Day

Whilst it might be natural to sometimes take your car for granted, Valentine’s Day will give you the chance to show it the TLC it well and truly deserves ❤

Make it feel beautiful on the outside…

You want both your car’s bodywork and your pride to be absolutely gleaming, whether you’re travelling around together or it’s parked up snugly on your driveway. It simply won’t do to allow your car to look dirty and grubby, with month-old mud still caked on the rear bumper. Treat your car to a steamy day at your local car wash, pampering and massaging it until it looks as young as the day you first met. If you’re really trying to impress it then you can even book it in for a hot wax and valeting service.

…but remember that it’s all about what’s on the inside

Looking beautiful on the outside is undoubtedly important, but it’s really just all for show, isn’t it? The most important thing is what’s on the inside; the beauty that you’ll both share only when you’re together. Ahead of Valentine’s Day spend a good few hours making sure the interior of your car is spick and span, hovering, scrubbing, dusting and chucking out all those empty drinks bottles and fast food takeaway bags. To really spice things up you can even buy a brand new air freshener or some new mats. Racy.

Reignite your spark

Do you remember the early days between you and your car? Those long, romantic drives, free from the stresses of the world? Since then you might’ve found those experiences become few and far between, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reignite that spark! Dedicate a few hours to your car and just drive. Maybe try out one of these glorious roads as you spend some much needed quality time with your better half. You’ll come back once again well and truly smitten with your car.

Take care of it by checking for problems

Show your car how much you care for it by spending a bit of time checking it out for problems, such as low tyre pressure, tread and overall condition. Be sure to check the fluid levels, including oil, water and anti-freeze, to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible.

This might all sound very obvious but in a survey we recently conducted we found that a whopping 84% of motorists failed to carry out these sort of checks. You might hit a rough patch in the future, that’s only natural with relationships, and there will be times when things will be emotionally hard for both of you – prepare for this by regularly checking your car’s wipers.

Take it out on a romantic date to a local Trust My Garage member

The ultimate gift for your loved one. Send your car to a spa day at a local Trust My Garage member and let it receive the full works in the way of a servicing. Whilst you can carry out a number of checks yourself, as mentioned above, you need to regularly put your car into the hands of professionals. You might be hesitant to part with your loving car but you know what they say – absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Show your car some Valentine’s Day love by booking a service at your local independent garage. Visit the Trust My Garage website and insert your postcode into our garage finder. 

About trustmygarage

TRUST MY GARAGE (TMG) is a scheme developed for independent garages by the Independent Garage Association (IGA) to recognise the high standards of independent garages throughout the UK.

Posted on February 7, 2014, in Car tips, People, Trust My Garage and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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