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Three Ways to Retain Your Car’s Value

Posted On : Aug-05-2009 | seen (1520) times | Article Word Count : 408 |

It is very difficult to retain your car’s value. As soon as you drive your car off of the dealer’s lot, it is already losing value. There are several steps you can take, however, to maintain and possibly even increase the re-sale value of your automobile.
It is very difficult to retain your car’s value. As soon as you drive your car off of the dealer’s lot, it is already losing value. There are several steps you can take, however, to maintain and possibly even increase the re-sale value of your automobile. What follows are three of the most practical and beneficial tips for keeping the value of your vehicle for years to come.

1. Keep a routine maintenance schedule. One of the biggest losses of value comes from engine wear and tear, not to mention, the costs to fix a broken engine or transmission can often require you to take out a small loan. Many of these problems might be avoided by having your oil routinely changed, the tires rotated, and the transmission serviced on a regular schedule.

2. Regularly wax and detail the inside and outside of your car. Depending on where you live, the elements can take a massive toll on your car’s paint job. If you live near the ocean, the salt will eat away at the exterior paint, causing it to chip and corrode. In the southwest, the heat will not only fade the exterior paint, but it will also damage the interior of the vehicle, making it very important that, as an owner, you protect both the interior and exterior of your vehicle. Regular washing and waxing are recommended no matter where you live to protect the look and luster of the paint or upholstery.

3. Add Features and Accessories. Although this requires spending a little bit of extra money, a new stereo system or DVD player can go a long way towards increasing the re-sale value of an automobile. If you engine is in working order and your car’s paint job has been well maintained and taken care of, often times a new set of tires or state of the art speakers can make your auto stand out from the rest. Customizing your vehicle is not only an entertaining hobby, but it can also be beneficial when it comes time to part ways with your car or truck.

Maintaining the value of your vehicles after you drive them off of the lot is not an easy task. It takes discipline and attention, but will more than pay off in the long run. You might be surprised what difference a good wash, wax and detailing job can make on the appeal of your car.

Article Source : http://www.articleseen.com/Article_Three Ways to Retain Your Car’s Value_2269.aspx

Author Resource :
Sarah Gorren is the marketing manager for 3D Products, an international manufacturer of car wax and detailing products. Her experience in the auto detailing industry makes her a reliable source of information on the best practices for car care.

Keywords : car care, auto detailing supplies, mobile detail, car wash, car's paint,

Category : Travel and Leisure : Vehicles

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