Convertible car sales soar

The number of convertibles on Britain's roads has doubled over the last ten years, new research has found.


A study by LV= revealed that there are nearly one million  such vehicles being driven today, which could see sales of soft top cleaner increase as well.


One in four drivers put the roof down regardless of the weather conditions, with half of those questioned saying they would rather switch their heater on than have the top up.


Sales of convertible cleaner could go up among those aged 50 and above, as the survey found that almost one-fifth bought their first drop-top at this age, with 13 per cent claiming they are a good way of making them feel young again.


One in ten respondents said they purchased a soft-top to impress friends and family, while 30 per cent stated that owning such a vehicle has always been a dream of theirs.


John O'Roarke, managing director of LV= car insurance, noted that many drivers enjoy feeling the wind in their hair.


"The British love affair with convertibles is one of the unique ironies of our island nation and our research has shown just how dedicated convertible owners are to making the most of their motors – come rain or shine," he added.


Mr O'Roarke went on to warn that such motors are targets for vandals given their desirability.


According to the study, the Mercedes SLK is the most popular drop-top, followed by the Renault Megane Dynamique VVT Convertible, the Peugeot 206 CC Allure, the MG F 1.81 and the Toyota MR2.


The team at Victory Detailing recently revamped a soft-top, stating that convertible cleaner revitalised the hood and enhanced the overall look of the car.


They used a specially-formulated solution to treat the black top, stating that the owner was pleased with the end result.

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