When the average person decides to buy a car, they will do all the checks necessary to make sure the car is both worth the money and is also safe. Nine times out of ten, the asking price can usually be negotiated to suit both the seller and the buyer.
The one thing that people usually always forget to do when buying a car though is to check the condition of the boot. Why should you check something that could be seen as insignificant? Well the condition of someone’s car boot can say a lot about the car itself. If the car has been well looked after then all parts of the car should be in good condition, not just the parts you see first.
Let’s say you bought a second hand car and everything was great with it, as far as you could see. You take it home, only to notice a strange smell coming from the car. You spend a good amount of time trying to figure out where the smell is coming from. When you finally realise it’s coming from the boot. You open the boot, which you decided wasn’t worth checking before you bought the car, only to realise that the boot smells because it has been badly stained from various spills and from storing things belonging to the previous owner.
You might also find that the previous owner has used their car to move objects that could have scratched and damaged the boots interior. You are left to deal with the clean-up, as it is now your car and therefore your responsibility. Now if the previous owner of the car was good at maintaining it, then they might have left in or used a boot protector. Boot Protectors, if you find yourself lucky enough to have bought a car with one then all you need to do is remove it and put a new one in if the current one is past its prime. It is really easy to fit too, with most coming with easy to read instructions.
There are also plenty of videos which can show you the process if you like to see how it’s done. Just make sure that if you do decide to buy one that you choose the right size and make for your car. For example, if you own a BMW, you will want to have a look at BMW Boot Liners as they are specifically designed to fit the boot of that car. Whilst you can cut them to size, it may not offer the same level of protection as one that has been tailored to fit your car.
Why Have a Boot Protector?
You may be wondering why you should have one. Here we will look at the biggest reasons, so if you aren’t convinced yet that a boot protector is a good idea, then hopefully these reasons might make you reconsider.
- They are primarily a form of protective barrier against unwanted and uncleanable damage, stains and spillages. So for example, you decide to take some rubbish to the local tip, a boot protector will protect the boot of your car from any reside left behind. You can simply take the boot protector out to clean it, or you can remove and replace itwith a new one if you feel it’s the best option.
- Boots bear the brunt of wear and tear. If you use things a lot, over time these things will begin to wear down, it’s highly likely that you will use your boot on a regular basis, so if you do think about getting a boot protector!
- Great if you have pets. The boot protectorgives your pet a comfortable surface to sit on. This can be extremely comforting and even calming if your pet is nervous about traveling. The other great thing about this is the fact that the protector is really good at keeping stray pet hairs and messes together in the one place, making it easier to clean off. If your pet has an accident in the car, all you need do is remove the protector and clean it. Your car will still be clean!
- The boot protector is portable. This means you can add and remove it as and when you like. Whilst it is strongly recommended that you keep it in your car as much as you can, if you do decide to remove it whether for cleaning or other purposes, it is very easy to put back in again, much easier than trying to clean it out of a boot without protection.