Recently took on my first car payment. Had to start “adulting”. A bit of quick back round : I am 28, living on the Texas coast( hot, humid, windy, beach). My first car was a '03 Ford Escape. I had it til this past December. Just shy of 200k miles. So, needless to say, I keep my cars for a long time. And I keep them up.
The car I purchased- Used: '14 VW Tiguan with >34k miles. I had it tinted recently. South Texas sun is brutal. We are an outdoorsy family. And my car was previously a rental. So it has basic features. Since I do plan on having this car for as long as possible, I am wanting to do some upgrades: floor mats, luggage rack, trailer hitch, scotch guard the seats, etc…
This bring me to my question(s): Should I get it coated underneath sooner rather than later? Any other suggestions on upkeep for living down here? I feel it something I should invest in soon, because we do live with in a mile of the water. My husband and I go back and forth because I am afraid of how much it’ll be, but I truly believe it’s a worth while investment.