Cars, unlike property, lose their value over time. They don’t sell for a lot—let alone for the price you paid for them. Does that mean they’re a bad investment?
Not at all!
For as long as you have it, your car is worth every second it gets you where you need to get. And when they can no longer do that, you can still get good money off them if you were careful.
While many accidents are chance, others are a result of human error. Driving too slow or too fast, not indicating, not using your hazard lights in a storm or fog, not slowing down before a stop or a turn, zigzagging through a sea of cars, tailgating—all of these issues can lead to bad accidents that will leave your car bruised and battered.
Even small nicks can leave lasting marks—and intrepid car sellers will always find that spot you tried hard to hide. Besides, driving safe isn’t just good for your car’s future sale prospects—it’s also good for your own future prospects.
We’re assuming that you already have a habit of washing your car diligently and daily, like many other car enthusiasts do. That being said, washing your car manually and getting it serviced are not the same. When you take your car to a professional, they will deep clean it and the vehicle will come out nice and shiny.
Not only does it look great, but it will also ensure that your car stays in great shape until the day of the sale arrives. Think of it as a gym for cars.
Notice Signs of Damage
Always inspect your car for signs of damage and deterioration. When you’re driving, listen to the noises it’s making: is the engine whirring or hiccupping? Does the gear box stick or not? Are the wheels screeching way too much? Is the throttle protesting loudly when you put your foot down?
The slightest sign of damage should be an alarm bell for you. Always run to the nearest professional if you do notice something off. The sooner you get issues fixed, the less you’ll spend on repairs. Quick problem resolution also helps ensure your car doesn’t decrease in value.