Today the purchase of a car is a major decision due to both the increased cost of the initial investment as well as the continuing care that is required to protect the equity of vehicle. A quick look in the automotive sales section of most any paper will show a wide array of choices both in style as well a price. Once a determination is made as to the value verses cost, the necessary financing is secured and the new auto is safely parked in its garage your planning for the long range protection of your new acquisition is at hand.
There are various sources for automotive care products that can be found in most any city. Many of the big box stores carry an extensive line of waxes, polishes, gas and oil additives, tire cleaners and preservatives as well as cleaners and polishes for interior upholstery and leather. Another option are the many automotive supply centers that cater strictly to engine and car care supplies. Generally these are the better choice for choosing your supplies from since the staff is usually better trained in the specialized choice of which automotive product to use for a particular application.
Of particular value is the experiences of family and friends who have used a certain polish or additive and how it has helped to keep their car running and looking like new. A little TLC and preventative maintenance over time will go along way towards insuring that the value of your car will be at its maximum at trade in time.