Having an exotic car is a big responsibility. You spent a lot of money on this vehicle, and now it’s up to you to keep it running and looking great. The last thing you want is to walk outside one morning to find that your brand new exotic car has a large scratch on it or end up getting into an accident with your car. So, with that in mind, here are a few ways you can better protect your exotic car and keep it in great condition for a long time to come.

A Good Coat of Wax

Let’s start with the basics. A good coat of wax can go a long way towards protecting your car from minor scratches or scrapes. To get a good coat of wax, you won’t want to take your car to the local car wash that promises a free coat of wax. Rather, you’ll either want to buy some high-quality wax and apply it yourself or take your exotic car to a professional detailer. Putting the wax on yourself is a long process, but one that is well worth the effort. You can learn more about how to apply a coat of wax the right way here. If you don’t have the time for something like this, be sure to take your car to a professional.

Protection from Bad Weather Elements

Adding a coat of wax will help to protect your car, but there’s still more you can do. One of the biggest hazards to your exotic car is bad weather. Wind knocks tree branches down, salt on the road wears down the outside of your car, or hail could pelt your vehicle. Any time your car is outside you are providing Mother Nature with a chance to do some damage.

This means you want to limit the amount of time that your car remains outside. This doesn’t mean you need to drive it less – but rather, it means you need to think about where and how you’re storing your car between drives.

For people with a garage, the answer is simple – just park your exotic car inside. But some of us aren’t lucky enough to have a garage that is big enough built into our homes, so we have to find other solutions. One answer is to look at metal carports. Metal carports are structures that you can easily build on your property that will help to protect your car while it’s parked.

If this doesn’t work for you, consider at least getting a cover for your car. Car covers will protect against the more minor weather conditions like rain and snow, along with protecting it from debris in the wind. You’ll still want to be careful about parking underneath trees during bad weather, but a car cover is better than nothing when it comes to protecting your exotic car.

Perform Regular Maintenance

The next thing you should think about is performing regular maintenance on your exotic car. If you spent a lot of money on an exotic car, chances are you’re already concerned about maintenance. Still, it doesn’t hurt to have a reminder. Make sure that everything is running well with your car before you take it out. This will make it less likely that you’ll end up in an accident and cause a large amount of damage to your car. Here are some basic car maintenance tips if you’re unsure of where to start.

Drive Safely

Speaking of avoiding accidents, it’s important to remember that you need to drive safely. It’s tempting to push your limits when you have an exotic car. Being able to go faster is one of the reasons you bought it. But if you end up in an accident that totals your car, you won’t be too happy. So keep your speed under control and always obey the rules of the road.

Get Your Exotic Car Insured

Finally, you need to make sure that your exotic car has insurance. No matter what you do, there is always a chance that some harm could come to your car. When this happens, you’ll want to know that your insurance will cover the costs, rather than having to pay them out of pocket. Getting insurance for your exotic car is a little different than for regular cars, so check out this guide for more information.

Don’t Take Any Chances

You love your exotic car, so don’t let something happen to it because you didn’t take enough precautions. Protect your exotic car from the weather elements, drive safe, and when all else fails, make sure you have insurance. If you can do this, your exotic car will be around for you to enjoy for many years.