National DJ Day Special: The Top 5 DJ's Defining Modern Streetwear Culture

National DJ Day Special: The Top 5 DJ's Defining Modern Streetwear Culture

Fashion and electronic music. There is no denying that both are more closely knit than we realize.  Since the birth of dance music, sense of style has always been an extension of the creativity of performing artists and fans alike. It’s quite natural hence that the street fashion market is flooded with brands attempting to release mixtapes with musicians and DJs, developing collaboration clothing lines, and supporting artists on tour; sometimes leading to defining moments in streetwear history. This National DJ Day, let’s look at DJs that have shaken up and defined streetwear culture in recent times: Martinez Brothers Image credits - SoundCloud The Martinez Brothers are a disc jockey, music producer, and remixer duo from Bronx, New York, best known for their long-term residencies at Ibiza clubs. They were named Mixmag's DJs of the Year in 2014 and they are two of the most well-known global stars in house, techno, and club culture. They were introduced to disco and house at a young age by their father and come from the roots of New York's legacy club, The Paradise Garage. They run their own music labels, Cuttin' Headz and Tuskegee with Seth Troxler, in addition to producing a wide range of music. Since first hitting the road at the ages of 15 and 17, they've gone on to sell out some of the world's largest venues, regularly performing in hotspots like Ibiza. The Martinez Brothers have long been supporters of both New York and fashion: they composed and arranged the music for Givenchy's Fall/Winter runway shows for two years. So it's no surprise that the Bronx-born duo, along with pop singer Halsey, is currently the face of DKNY's 30th-anniversary campaign. They performed at DKNY's party during New York Fashion Week this past September, and you can now find their sultry billboards all over the city. We'd be remiss if we didn't mention how effortlessly both bros kill it with their personal style. In 2016, the brothers teamed up with one of streetwear's most recognizable brands, New Era, for a limited edition cap and jacket inspired by New York graffiti and named after their record label Cuttin Headz which cemented them as the flag bearers for New York music and fashion. DJ Snake   Image credits - Billboard You can't talk about fashion without mentioning certain distinct artists, with multi-platinum French producer DJ Snake at the forefront of trailblazing style. DJ Snake (born William Sami Étienne Grigahcine) is a French Grammy-nominated producer and artist who made his platinum international debut in 2013 with the platinum single"Turn Down for What” that went platinum and continued his success with hits like “Get Low” with Dillon Francis and “Lean On” with Major Lazer. To give the world a taste of French electronic music, he created Pardon My French, a collective of four French DJs composed of DJ Snake, Tchami, Mercer, and Malaa, in 2015. The Pardon My French imprint began in 2016 with the release of a limited run of merch sold at DJ Snake, Tchami, Mercer, and Malaa's shows. Overall, the brand captures DJ Snake's minimalist aesthetic while also offering styles in bold patterns or bright hues. In 2017, DJ Snake opened the first boutique, located on the Quai de la Mégisserie followed by a second one at the Léon Beaubourg space. Pardon My French products are also marketed on their official online store. The brand joined forces with Levi’s brand for a limited collection. It also collaborated with Japanese sportswear brand Mizuno on an exclusive capsule. Their first collaboration features a full tracksuit, which makes sense given that Snake is frequently seen wearing one. The patterns on the Pardon My French x Mizuno tracksuit are inspired by vibrant African batiks.  Black Coffee Image credits - style you 7   Because of his innovation and dedication to both the fashion and music industries, the veteran South African DJ and producer has become a cornerstone in both. Off-White designer Virgil Abloh and veteran South African DJ-producer Black Coffee have both become household names in the worlds of fashion and music due to their innovation and signature stylings. Many garments, including denim jackets, t-shirts, hoodies, and caps, featured Africa's black, yellow, and green color scheme, with the denim jacket incorporating the continent's motif.    DJ Black Coffee has also been named in the prestigious DJ Mag Alternative Top 100 DJs list, demonstrating his status as a music titan. Boys Noize Image credits - Viktor Richardsson    Boys Noize has collaborated with Off–White, a high-end streetwear label based in the United States, for a limited release of garments for all dance music hype beasts out there. This was Off-first White's time creating a collection for an artist and album, and the collaboration proved to be a win-win situation and the start of future Off-White collaborations with artists.    Boys Noize's long-term visual designer Sus Boy collaborated with Off-White's Virgil Abloh to create an impressive, monochromatic run of garments for the collaborative 'Mayday' collection, which was made in celebration of Boys Noize's fourth studio album, which was released last year.   In addition, purchasing an item provides the buyer with a special code to download the Mayday remix EP, which was released in conjunction with this collection. Sheer genius! Steve Aoki Image credits - Defining Cultures Many aspiring fashion icons began their careers by working in retail. Steve Aoki's story, on the other hand, is a little different: in the 1990s, he dabbled in fashion by designing promotional tees for his band. Today, the award-winning DJ has transformed that same DIY ethos into the Dim Mak Collection. The premium label first appeared in Saks Fifth Avenue in 2017 and has since collaborated with other influential clothing and accessory brands, including the current limited-edition collaboration with Joyrich. In November, Aoki debuted the Dim Mak x Tatras collection, a collaboration with Tatras, the Japanese luxury outerwear brand, that delved into Aoki's interests in space travel, biotech, and other futuristic themes. Bonus tip for streetwear lovers: Shop our latest collection here
The 2021 Roundup of 8 Looks That Rocked in Sernes

The 2021 Roundup of 8 Looks That Rocked in Sernes

As the sun prepares to set on 2021, it’s time to reminisce how we grew and evolved through another year of our lives. This year helped us reflect upon ourselves and recognize our strengths and weaknesses and we, at Sernes, definitely recognized how our dear customers transformed their personal style with their purchases, and man, we need to talk about it. Here’s a round of the top looks of 2021 that our team is going gaga over : 1. Xmas Rock! Christopher is killing it in a Black Falcon and has completed the Christmas Rockstar look with a black leather jacket and aviators. On a side note, Christopher is an ardent and loyal Sernes fan, also evident from his socials, and we heart that!     2. Coolin’ It Jermaine opted for a blue Sernes denim look with a slightly darker-toned T-shirt paired with a cool blue jacket. The contrast with the red sneakers makes the whole look pop and indeed, made us stop and take note too. 3. Twinning & Winning This father-son duo stole our heart in these matching Blackboard denims. Clearly, twinning and winning these two!  4. On Fleek!  Alejandra looks every bit the bombshell in our Too Much jacket complimenting her red hair and makeup look. Who says Sernes is just a boys club, eh?                       5. Rad in Red Red & Black is a classic combo and Caleb effortlessly slays the look in these black Sernes denim and shoes in the same color combination. Talk about perfect color coordination!                  6. Go Old School We love how Blackout Biohazard has been styled with this printed T-shirt, this funky little backpack, and not to forget, tattoos that complete the look.  7. Dapper in Checks Who thought classic checkered pants could look so good!  Also, the glasses are a major mood. Major kudos to that sleek sense of styling. 8. Clasico Donnie absolutely rocks the classic and minimalist black n plaid look with utter elegance. Enchante to that!                 So, this was all about the times you baffled us with your looks this year.  Stay tuned for more and keep loving Sernes as you do!  
What's the Real History of Halloween & Why Do We Celebrate It on October 31?
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What's the Real History of Halloween & Why Do We Celebrate It on October 31?

At long last, Halloween has finally arrived! From brainstorming spooky costumes to trying out pumpkin carving ideas with our kids, eating unfathomable amounts of Halloween treats, candy, and chocolate and indulging in everything pumpkin-spice-flavored, there's so much to anticipate during this frightfully fun October holiday. No matter how old you are or how many times you've been around the block, the holiday simply never gets old. The littlest ones get a chance to dress up and go trick-or-treating, and parents have an excuse to sip on a boo-zy Halloween cocktail. But in the midst of the Halloween party games and sugar rushes, have you ever wondered about the origin and history of Halloween? Here, we're sharing Halloween's origin and meaning in the hopes that it'll make your celebrations even more enjoyable. After all, this old-fashioned holiday actually dates back many, many years. It's a lot older than you might think! And as for the witches and wizards that you've come to associate with it? They're part of the story, too. Here's the true tale of how Halloween officially came to be. You already know that Halloween takes place on the last day of October, but here's something you might not know: The word itself literally means "hallowed evening," and was previously known to early European celebrators as All Hallows' Eve. All Hallows' Eve (October 31) and All Saints' Day (November 1) both paid homage to saints ("hallows" = saints). The name was eventually shortened to "Halloween," which we know and love to this day. The pagan and Christian occasions hadn't always been back-to-back, though. Up until the 7th century CE, All Hallow's Eve fell actually on May 13. Perhaps in an attempt to offset the occasion with a religious celebration, Pope Boniface IV ultimately made the call to change the observance to its current November 1 date. Why Do We Celebrate Halloween on October 31? Halloween falls on October 31 because the ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain, considered the earliest known root of Halloween, occurred on this day. It marked a pivotal time of year when seasons changed, but more importantly, observers also believed the boundary between this world and the next became especially thin at this time, enabling them to connect with the dead. This belief is shared by some other cultures; a similar idea is mentioned around the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which also typically occurs in October and involves saying prayers for the dead. This is also where Halloween gains its "haunted" connotations. The History of Halloween Activities The early pagan holiday of Samhain involved a lot of ritualistic ceremonies to connect to spirits, as the Celts were polytheistic. While there isn't a lot of detail known about these celebrations, many believe the Celts celebrated in costume (granted, they were likely as simple as animal hides) as a disguise against ghosts, enjoyed special feasts, and made lanterns by hollowing out gourds (hence, the history of jack-o'-lanterns). Over time, as Christianity took over and the pagan undertones of the holiday were lessened, the basic traditions of the holiday remained a part of pop culture every year; they simply evolved and modernized. The mystical rituals of earlier times evolved into more lighthearted fun and games. For example, the somewhat heavy concept of connecting to the dead was replaced with the more lighthearted idea of telling the future. Bobbing for apples, for example, became popular as a fortune-telling game on All Hallows' Eve: Apples would be selected to represent all of a woman's suitors, and the guy—er, apple—she ended up biting into would supposedly represent her future husband. In fact, Halloween previously posed a huge (albeit rather superstitious) matchmaking opportunity for young women in the 19th century. Another popular All Hallows' Eve ritual was mirror-gazing, as people hoped to catch a vision of their future by looking into the mirror. There are also reports of fortune-cookie-like favors being given out during earlier times. People wrote messages on pieces of paper in milk, and the notes were then folded and placed into walnut shells. The shells would be heated over a fire, causing the milk to brown just enough for the message to mystically appear on the paper for the recipient. History of Halloween Costumes and Trick-or-Treating Many people were said to dress up as saints and recite songs or verses door to door. Children would also go door to door asking for "soul cakes," a treat similar to biscuits. Technical note: Soul cakes originated as part of the All Souls' Day holiday on November 2 (yep, a third holiday!), but eventually became a part of Halloween night as the concept evolved into trick-or-treating. The candy-grabbing concept also became mainstream in the U.S. in the early to mid-1900s, during which families would provide treats to children in hopes that they would be immune to any holiday pranks. How Halloween Is Celebrated Today Halloween obviously remains a popular holiday in America today, but it actually almost didn't make it across the Atlantic. The Puritans were disapproving of the holiday's pagan roots, so they didn't take part in the celebrations. But once Irish and Scottish immigrants began to arrive in America in greater numbers, the holiday made its way back into the zeitgeist. The very first American colonial Halloween celebrations featured large public parties to commemorate the upcoming harvest, tell ghost stories, sing, and dance. It's estimated that by the early 20th century, Halloween was celebrated across North America by the majority of (candy-loving, costume-wearing) people. And this year, once again, we'll all be enjoying our favorite candy and admiring our neighbors' decorations on October 31—and the only spooky spirits we'll be talking about are the witch and ghost costumes our friends are wearing.   Credit: www.countryliving.com
Top Gear: The Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold

Top Gear: The Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold

After a house a car is likely to be the next big investment you’re ever likely to make. Whether you buy it in cash or pay on a monthly PCP deal, you’re going to have to stump up some serious money to get the car you want. But some people take that to the next level. Here are those people… The Most Expensive Car Ever Sold Ferrari 250 GTO ($70,000,000) The Ferrari 250 GTO has long been a record breaker whether on the race track or in the showroom. The current holder of the world’s most expensive car was sold in 2018 to car collector David MacNeil for an eye-watering $70 million in a private sale. The car’s immense value is said to be down to its participation at the 1964 Tour de France as well as competing in Le Mans. The Most Expensive Car Sold At Auction Ferrari 250 GTO ($38,115,000) The Ferrari 250 GTO not only holds the record for the most expensive car ever sold, but also for a car sold at auction. The hammer came down in 2014 on this example for $38,115,000. The Most Expensive Formula One Car Ever Sold Mercedes-Benz W196 ($29,600,000) A rich racing pedigree can add millions to the value of a car and there’s no better example than the 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196. The car in question was raced by five-time F1 world champion Juan Manuel Fangio and fetched a whopping $29,600,000 at Bonhams auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed back in 2013. The Most Expensive British Car Ever Sold Aston Martin DBR1 ($22,500,000) If you think of British classics there’s only one brand that comes to mind: Aston Martin. The 1956 Aston DBR1 was sold by Sotheby’s at Monterey Car Week for $22,500,000 in 2017 and still holds the crown as the most expensive British car ever sold. The fact it was driven by the late Sir Stirling Moss will have only added to its value. The Most Expensive New Car Ever Sold Bugatti La Voiture Noire (~$18,000,000) It’s owner remains anonymous but the Bugatti La Voiture Noire, understood to have sold for around $18 million in 2019, was built to mark Bugatti’s 110th birthday that year and pay homage to the Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic.Jonathan BurnSource: apetogentleman.com    
Men's Style Guide for Spring 2021

Men's Style Guide for Spring 2021

You’re the type of guy that always wants to stay up-to-date on fashion, but you just don’t have the time to scour fashion magazines or stalk celebrities’ social media to see what they’re wearing. Don’t worry, we’ve got you. At SERNES, we make it easy to keep up on the latest men’s fashion trends, and our men’s style guide for spring 2021 will keep you looking hip and fresh.   Utility EverythingThe utility trend has been around for a few seasons now and it’s going to persist well into the spring. Think safari jackets, updated cargo pants and other styles that do more than just look pretty. Play around with colors and patterns, but keep the utility aspect intact by choosing pieces made from heavyweight materials that are functional and fashionable. Canvas and denim are two favorites heading into spring.Bold ShortsBig, bold shorts are going to be huge this spring. As the temperatures heat up, so are the styles. Shorts with patterns and plenty of colors are in this spring. Longer lengths are also making a comeback, so go ahead and grab those Bermuda shorts you’ve been eyeballing. Want to try out the style? Go big or go home with Magazine Cover shorts featuring just about every color of the rainbow.Casual ComfortA large number of workers are still making the commute from the bedroom to the dining room table today. Zoom meetings are the new norm and as a result of the work from home lifestyle, casual clothing is continuing to trend. Looking for a laidback pair of pants you can don during the workday or wear for your workout? Joggers are super-hot in 2021, and they come in a full assortment of colors. Featuring an elasticized cuff at the ankle, pockets and sometimes even a drawstring waist, it doesn’t get much better than this.Denim JacketsSpring days demand flexibility. The day might start out cool, heat up quickly and then return to chilly temperatures for the nighttime and it’s important that you’re ready for anything. Fortunately, a good denim jacket will keep you warm while helping you look cool. Denim jackets are one of our favorite spring 2021 trends and with so many styles to choose from, it might be hard to pick just one. Mid-Wash Indigo JeansIf you’re the type of guy that loves living in denim, you can keep up with the latest trends opting for mid-wash indigo. Whether you prefer distressed, skinny or patched, opt for a mid-wash indigo for spring 2021 to keep your style looking fresh. Spring 2021 is seeing trends shift toward longer legs, lower rises and slightly wider legs. Say goodbye to skin-tight denim and say hello to a slightly wider skinny jean. Embrace your favorite spring 2021 trends at SERNES and shop for jeans, shorts, joggers and jackets to bring in a new season and a new you. We carry looks for rockstars, hipsters, execs, style icons and every guy in between. Stay up to date on the latest styles and get fashion tips from our industry experts.
Top Jeans Styles in 2021

Top Jeans Styles in 2021

Denim is timeless, but that doesn’t mean it’s totally immune to styles, trends and fads. If you haven’t updated your denim collection in a while, you might want to take a minute to check out the best jeans for men in 2021 and pick out a few new pairs. Whether you wear denim daily or save it for your days off, every man needs a great pair of jeans in his collection. At SERNES, we make it easy to stay on top of the trends and to look like a fashion icon by laying out the top jeans styles in 2021. Stacked Jeans At some point, someone decided that showing a little ankle was in. But thankfully, that trend is no longer with us in 2021 and stacked denim pants are making a big comeback. Stacked jeans are simply longer jeans that gather a bit at the ends where they rest on the top of the shoe, creating a stacked appearance. Stand up, sit down or bend over without showing any ankle. Stacked jeans are easy to wear, but you do need to pay attention to the fit of the jeans before giving this look a go. Avoid wearing clothing that’s too fit or too tight on top to create a more balanced look with a longer, looser leg. When trying out the stacked look, opt for a basic blue jean that’s more on the slim side and longer in the leg. Mid-Wash Indigo Denim Blue is back for 2021, and mid-wash indigo is the color of the year. The medium-blue hue offers the perfect balance of well-kept and lived in, so you can wear them to work, wear them on a date or wear them around town while looking put-together, but also casual and approachable. A good mid-wash denim won’t fade as easily as darker shades, but also has enough color to look composed. It’s really the perfect shade of denim and we’re not sure why it’s not always the favored wash. Need a little mid-wash indigo style inspiration? Check out our Madeira jeans or Zuma Blue jeans.Baggy JeansComfort is king in 2021! What better way to celebrate comfort than with a pair of baggy jeans? If you’re not ready to pull out your wide-leg jeans just yet, strike a balance with a pair of cargo skinny jeans from SERNES. Our cargo jeans are baggy in all the right places, plus they have extra pockets for the perfect blend of fashion and function.Denim Jackets This is supposed to be a list about jeans trends, but it wouldn’t be complete without mentioning denim jackets. That’s right, denim jackets are making a comeback for 2021. Aside from being practical, a denim jacket offers the perfect canvas to put your personality on display. Join an elite list of rockers and A-list celebs by donning this unexpected accessory that really makes a statement. Visit SERNES to find the best skinny jeans for men and to stay up-to-date on all of the latest trends and styles. We’re happy to share some of 2021’s breakout trends to keep you looking fresh and on the cutting edge of fashion. Find out what’s new in the designer denim world and then shop with us to dress like a rockstar.
Best Types of Jeans for Men for each Body Type

Best Types of Jeans for Men for each Body Type

They say the suit makes the man, but at SERNES, we say it’s the jeans. Make sure you’re putting your best foot forward every day by choosing jeans that are right for your body type. Confused? Don’t be. Check out our handy guide to find the best fitting jeans for men by body type and shop with confidence knowing you’re going to look and feel like a rockstar.Before you can find the best jeans for your body type, you need to know what your body type is. Fear not, most guys fit into one of three main body types:  Ectomorph: This is a thin guy with a thin frame. They don’t bulk up as easily when they work out. Think about Adam Levine and you’ll get a good idea of what an ectomorph looks like.  Mesomorph: This is an average guy with an average frame. They build muscle readily through working out and can bulk up easily. Picture The Rock — he's anything but average, but he’s a mesomorph. Endomorph: This is a large guy with a large frame. He may be described as having a wide build. A good example of a celebrity endomorph is Chris Pratt. Jeans for the EctomorphEctomorphs are naturally thin, so it’s best to highlight that slim build with a pair of straight jeans or skinny jeans. Fortunately, slim is in for guys and there is an abundance of skinny jeans on the market. Stick to the basics to build your denim collection, or push the limits of fashion with a pair of iced out or painted skinny jeans. It’s a good idea to get a mix of everyday denim and a few bolder pieces to work with.When shopping for jeans for the ectomorph, look for something that sits lower on the waist. Ectomorphs are naturally tall and slender, so a low-rise jean will help play up your slim physique. Jeans for the MesomorphMesomorph men have an average build, but bulk up easily. Because this body type has the most fluidity in terms of muscle mass, they can pull off almost any type of jeans. Athletic, straight or slim cut, the mesomorph man can almost choose anything and wind up with a pair of jeans that will look great. Since fit isn’t such an issue for the mesomorph man, focus more on style. Athletic, straight and slim cut jeans are all in right now and you really can’t go wrong with low rise jeans for men. Get the lived-in look you love with a pair of distressed jeans or quench your need for speed with a pair of rider jeans. No matter what you choose, you’ll look great thanks to your mesomorph body type. Jeans for the Endomorph You’re a big guy with big style ambitions, and it’s only natural that you want jeans that will look great on your body type. Not to worry — athletic, relaxed or straight jeans will all look great on you. Choose a denim with a little more stretch for extra comfort during work or weekends. For times when you’re carrying a little more muscle mass, show off your gains in a pair of athletic slim jeans. Working from home or tackling your to-do list and looking for a little extra comfort? Reach for some relaxed fit denim to get a little breathing room.Knowing what your body type is will make it easy to find the perfect jeans. Whether you’re tall and skinny, average or a big guy all around, a solid pair of jeans is a must-have in any wardrobe. Figure out your body type and then learn how to dress it for the most impact with the least effort. 
Best Types of Shoes to Wear with Skinny Jeans

Best Types of Shoes to Wear with Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans aren't just for hipsters and rockstars. In fact, the denim look has gone full mainstream and is worn by men and women alike. Whether you're a young dude looking to navigate the complicated world of men's fashion or a girl who loves to slip on a pair of skinny jeans for a night out, SERNES has your back with a list of the best shoes for skinny jeans. 1.) Boots You knew you lived in a cold climate for a reason, and boots with skinny jeans may just be that reason. Or maybe you just really like boots. Either way, skinny jeans are made to be tucked into boots and it's almost a crime against fashion if you don't try the look at least once. For styles that are masculine or feminine, boots and skinny jeans are a classic combo you won't want to miss out on. Whether you're partial to your favorite pair of work boots or have a pair of knee-high zip-up boots you've been dying to try out, skinny jeans are the perfect accompaniment to your go-to pair of boots. 2.) Flats If you're looking for a simple pair of shoes to wear with skinny jeans, a great pair of ballet flats will be hard to beat. Ideal for the diva that has long legs and narrow hips, ballet flats show off your svelte figure and give your feet the petite, elegant look you love. Plus, ballet flats come in tons of fun colors and patterns, so you can really add a pop of personality to your look. 3.) Heels Denim and heels do go together - we repeat, denim and heels do go together. For a put-together look that's perfect for a casual date night or girl's night out, pull on your favorite pair of skinny jeans and top the look off with a pair of sky-high heels. If you're on the shorter side, you'll also benefit from the leg-lengthening effect high heels will have. Pick out a pair of pumps with pointy toes to really elongate the leg and add extra (visual) inches. 4.) Sneakers Guys and girls both love sneakers, and we've got some good news - they go great with skinny jeans. For the fellas, go ahead and go big by pairing distressed skinny jeans with your favorite pair of chunky sneakers or basketball shoes - just make sure they're clean. For the ladies, a lightweight canvas shoe offers the perfect balance of comfort and delicacy. A few lucky souls can even rock an old-school pair of high tops with skinny jeans and not look out of place. Stop avoiding your skinny jeans because you don't know what shoes to wear with them. Make the most of your hip-hugging denim designs by knowing what shoes to wear with skinny jeans, and check out the SERNES blog for great shoe advice and other helpful tips. At SERNES, we make it easy to get the most use out of your designer denim with a whole list of shoe pairings that will look great and keep you comfortable.
CAR MAINTENANCE TIPS IF YOU’RE ON A BUDGET
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CAR MAINTENANCE TIPS IF YOU’RE ON A BUDGET

If you’re trying to live a much more frugal lifestyle, you need to learn to get better at handling projects yourself. As well as home improvement tasks, there are car maintenance jobs you can take on yourself if you’re trying to watch the pennies. It’s no secret that the cost of owning a car can be pricey, but our vehicles are important investments that should be maintained. While the jobs we will mention below are easy to moderate when it comes to difficulty, make sure you take extra precautions to get them right and make no mistakes. Fix minor scratches and paint chips This is one of the easiest maintenance upkeep tasks you can do yourself. If your scratches and chips aren’t too big, a touch-up paint kit might be a good option for you. You can pick these up for around £10. Follow instructions and check out demonstrations online to get the best results. Wash and wax your car One of the best ways to maintain your car’s exterior is to remove all the dirt and residue that  can damage the finish. Dirt also shows up chips, scratches and dents you may not normally notice. Wash your car with a cleaning solution designed for your vehicle, working from the top downwards using a microfiber washing mitt.  We suggest you clean your tyres with a separate bucket of soapy water so you don’t spread grease and grime across your car and dry thoroughly with a fresh towel before applying the wax. Replace windscreen wipers Replacing them every 6-12 months is optimal for your wipers depending on how often they’ve been used. If they streak, make a noise or are cracked, it might be time to get a new set. Take a look at this WikiHow post to learn how to fit them and take a look at your user manual for more information on the correct type of wipers to buy. Tyre inflation Your tyres must be maintained in good condition with proper inflation for maximum safety and economical operation of your vehicle. Visually inspect your tyres on a monthly basis to see whether or not they’re unevenly worn or if the tyre is cracked, damaged or has otherwise deteriorated. For the correct inflation, take a look at the information usually located on the inside of the driver’s door jam. We understand not all maintenance tasks can be done by you – some will require professional help, such as putting your vehicle through its MOT test. If you’re on a tight budget don’t panic; Halfords Autocentre will pay the cost of your MOT test if you buy something in store between 10th September and 16th October, enabling you to keep your car roadworthy for another year. We’d love to hear any tips of your own, please share them with us in the comments below.