We all know that as soon as you drive your new car off the garage forecourt, its value plummets. But even though how much you can resell it for will be lower than what you paid for it, there are ways to help ensure it doesn’t lose too much of its value too quickly.
The Sun recently shared some advice from Gumtree, which gives drivers some simple steps to help keep our vehicles in good condition, and therefore boost their resale value.
One of the most important is to make sure that you book your motor in for regular car servicing in Uxbridge. As well as having your car serviced, you need to ensure that you keep all the service records and that they’re all stamped and dated.
Regularly washing your car (or having it washed) is another top tip. Aside from keeping the exterior in good condition it also means that your vehicle will look better when you come to sell it.
Pay attention to your MOT and any advisories that are issued with the annual inspection. Getting these seen to as soon as possible will not only help keep your car in better condition for longer, but is also likely to make it more appealing to a potential buyer.
Before you even buy a new car you should also do plenty of research about the models and makes that retain their value well.
Another thing to consider is what fuel type your vehicle has – especially if you’re buying a new car. The latest data from the SMMT shows that more of us are choosing hybrid or plug-in vehicles than in the past, with demand for these types of motors up by around one-fifth on last year.