Maintaining Vehicle Resale Value

By Product Expert | Posted in Car Buying/Selling, Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 2:39 pm
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How to Keep Your Vehicle’s Resale Value High

Unfortunately, vehicles do not go up in value once you purchase it and in fact as soon as the vehicle leaves the lot, the resale value begins to decrease. There are determined factors that cannot be controlled when it comes to your vehicles resale value like location, market condition, age, and mileage but there are ways to keep your vehicle’s worth as much as possible when it comes time to sell it or trade it in. Take a look at these steps to make sure you keep your vehicle’s resale value as high as possible. 

Related Post: Knowing When to Trade in Your Vehicle 

Regular Maintenance: To ensure that your vehicle’s value is as high as possible it is important to perform regular maintenance and follow your vehicle’s maintenance schedule. This includes oil changes, tire rotations and more.

Keep Service Records: Along with keeping up with vehicle maintenance, be sure to save your service records this will help verify that you have taken good care of your car.

Repair Damage: Before you try to sell or trade in your vehicle be sure to make sure that all damage is properly repaired.

Clean: Excessive wear and tear will decrease the value. Keep the exterior and interior of the vehicle clean.

Park in Garage: If it is possible to park in a garage, this will reduce the chance of weather damage and vandalism. If a garage is not an option, a car cover can provide some protection from the elements as well.

To sum it up, to get the best resale value from your vehicle just take care of it the best that you can. Regular maintenance and dedication to ensure your vehicle stays in its best condition will only help you when it comes time to sell or trade it in for a new vehicle. Interested in trading in your current vehicle? Contact us at AutoMax of Youngsville to get more information or use our Value Your Trade tool to get a quote.

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