Many people spend most of their working life dreaming of owning an Alfa Romeo. For some, the dream will become a reality and the day will come when they drive away from the showroom feeling incredible. But what happens next? Do they just drive it home, park in the garage, and only take it out for the occasional errand or special occasion? No, both driver and car deserve more! If you have just purchased a new Alfa Romeo, here are some great ideas on how to make the most of the experience and enjoy every moment with your new car:
Take a road trip
Book some time off work, grab your partner or some friends, and head out on the open road. The US is the best place in the world for a road trip with plenty of highways and freeways where you can put your foot to the floor and see what the car can really do. Obviously, you need to stay within the speed limit and make sure that the car has been serviced recently and the tires are in good condition, or you may find yourself in trouble for various reasons. You might choose a scenic drive in southern California, or do the world-famous Route 66, but wherever you go you will enjoy some incredible experiences.
Turn the music up
The majority of cars have impressive sound systems which mean you can turn the car into a traveling party. Take some of your favorite CDs or make a driving playlist, wind down the windows, and show off just a little. Your Alfa Romeo will turn heads wherever you go, but with some great tunes to accompany you on your way to work, the store, or on your road trip, you will feel on top of the world.
Book a monthly valet service
We all know and love that new car smell, but it quickly fades away to be replaced by day to day scents, air freshener, and the inevitable spills and crumbs. To keep your car in top condition, budget some money for a monthly valet service. They will refresh the car and keep it looking and smelling its best for longer. Some services will also carry out routine maintenance on the engine, including an engine clean, which will keep the car running smoothly and give you peace of mind.
Consider joining a carpool to work
Joining or starting a carpool group to work has several advantages. Firstly, it gives you the opportunity to show off the car to your work colleagues, but it also means that on days when it is not your turn to drive, the car gets a rest. Minimizing the number of short journeys that you take in the car will prolong its life and make it easier and cheaper to maintain. In addition, some employers offer benefits to employees who carpool as it saves parking spaces and is a way for companies to be more ‘eco-friendly’.
Taking care of your car and enjoying its full potential is a balancing act, but if you get it right you will be able to make the most of your Alfa Romeo experience and potentially get a fair selling price if you choose to upgrade to a newer model at a later date.