It is hard enough work to get an auto loan for a new vehicle, but one thing you don’t find is much advice for new car drivers. The lifecycle of a car is to at some point possibly trade it in. So how do you make sure that the new vehicle retains its value for maximum trade-in potential? Here is some things you’ll want to avoid.
1) Having a Dirty Ride
This translates to simply being clean. Keeping your vehicle clean, inside and out, can help retain value. If you need to clean under the hood, don’t use a hose. Instead, use a wet rag to wipe dirt from the hoses. Bringing in a clean car, especially one with a well maintained engine, will lead to great offers come trade-in time,
2) Driving too Hard
We all dream of being a race car driver or being involved in some high-speed chase, but that’s best left to the fantasy. A new car needs some loving car for the first time out and having a lead foot can be an issue. Being nice for the first thousand miles can be a real benefit later on.
3) Keeping Records
Keep track of what service you have done on the vehicle. Should you ever want to sell to a private party, having such records will be a massive benefit for figuring out value and for the person buying.
There you have it, some great advice for people who managed to land themselves a spiffy new car and want to treat it right. Most of this is common sense, but it’s always nice to be reminded of the responsibility that will ensure that your vehicle will be worth the best amount when it’s time for trading in.
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