Va Va Voom! Easy Ways To Retain The Value Of Your Car

Posted by Ben Davidson about 3 months ago
It doesn’t matter if you have a retro sporty little number or a larger, more ubiquitous SUV, there are many ways that you can slow down the depreciation of your car’s value. You may have only just driven your brand new shiny car from the forecourt, and you’re basking in the fresh scents of your motor’s interior, when the realization sets in that your car has already depreciated in value by a few thousand dollars. However, you shouldn’t allow the wave of nausea at this thought to take hold. You are planning to keep this car for a good few years, and you can retain its value by following these top tips.

Don’t Neglect The Maintenance

You should stick to a weekly basic maintenance schedule to ensure your car always has enough oil, coolant and washer fluid. Keep your tyres at the correct pressure level and keep your chassis clean. You’d be surprised how many engines get ruined because people drive them into the ground after the oil dries up because it’s never checked.

As well as weekly checks, you need to keep up with the servicing schedule of your car and ensure that it is roadworthy at all times. Every year you should book your motor into a reputable garage to undergo a more thorough check. Main dealerships, such as Win Chevrolet, have a dedicated service department where the most skilled technicians will examine your car closely, rectify any faults and have your car performing at the same level as when you first purchased it. By maintaining a full service history, you are showing any potential buyer of your car that it has been looked after and well cared for.
Be Careful Where You Park

It’s an old adage, but it’s vital that you are careful where you park your set of wheels. If the car in the neighbouring spot looks a tad battered and bruised, it’s best to find another space. Try to park away from other cars, even if it means walking a little further to the supermarket. This may save your beloved paintwork from scratches, scuffs and chips. If you can, always try to park under the shade of a tree or in the shadow of a building. This way, your car’s dashboard won’t fade or crack under the heat of the sun’s rays.
Look After The Interior

Don’t get so hung up about protecting your car’s exterior at the expense of your plush seats and walnut dash. Ensure that you invest in some seat covers and don’t eat anything messy or smelly inside your vehicle. And never ever, under any circumstances, smoke or allow a smoker to light up in your car.

The used car market is swamped with stock, so you need to ensure that your car stands head and shoulders above the crowd. With any luck after employing these tips, you’ll have a car in near new condition that’ll sell for top dollar.


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