Anderson Toyota Helps You Maintain Your Car’s Value

A car is a big investment and when the day comes to trade it in you’ll want to get the most money you can for it.  In addition to watching your mileage, following a few simple steps can help you keep your car looking good inside and out for years to come.  Anderson Toyota offers this advice to help you maintain your car’s value.

MAINTENANCE

Following the recommended maintenance schedule for your car can extend your vehicle’s life considerably.  Maintenance includes oil changes and replacing filters and belts.  It also entails tire maintenance, alignments, and cooling system checks.  Be sure to keep good records of your car’s maintenance because it will help you boost the resale value.

PROTECT THE PAINT

Washing your car regularly helps it look nice but it also helps prolong the life of your paint.  When you drive, your car picks up dirt, sand, road salt and other elements.  When these things build up they can dull and chip the paint on your car.  Regular car washes help prevent this from happening.  Also, park in the shade whenever possible because direct sunlight can damage your paint as well.

KEEP IT CLEAN INSIDE

Maintaining the interior of your car is equally as important.  Clean your car mats and vacuum regularly to keep dirt from building up.  Avoid eating and drinking in your car to prevent spills and stains.  Also, avoid smoking in your car to avoid burns and the smell of cigarettes or cigars, which can negatively affect your trade-in value.

Get the most money for your trade

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Posted on September 26, 2013, in automotive, local interest, new Scion, new Toyota and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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