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A few tips to preserve the resale value of your car

Published on February 28 2019

Resale value is so important to consumers and car owners, and with good reason. Your vehicle’s resale value is the amount you get when you sell your vehicle later on, and as expected we want it to be as high as possible.


Of course, how we treat our vehicle during the time that we own it will play a vital role in making sure our car keeps its resale value. A car that has been properly maintained, that has been been protected and that has the right features will be worth a lot more than a car that doesn’t have these attributes.


With that in mind, here are three tips to preserve the resale value of your car that have nothing to do with the car you own. Any car, if these tricks are applied, will keep a higher percentage of its resale value down the road.


Keep it maintained at the dealer

 

Resale value depends a lot on how well our car was maintained over the years. Your vehicle’s next buyer wants to know that he or she is getting a reliable vehicle. By servicing your car at the dealership, you can present a full list of receipts to prospective buyers who will see that you cared about your car.

 

Protect the interior and exterior

 

The exterior of your car can be protected by what is called a wrap which shields the paint from stone chips, rocks, and other road debris. It costs less than $500 and usually pays for itself after the first year. You also want to make sure you protect the interior of your vehicle by applying a protective product to your vehicle’s upholstery.

 

Use genuine parts if any repairs are needed

 

Make sure you use genuine parts in all of your repairs should they be needed. Using genuine parts preserves the reliability and performance of your vehicle while also ensuring its resale value down the road,


To learn more tips and tricks, contact us today at MINI Ottawa

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