For many people, cars can carry a sentimental value. If you saved up for years to buy your first car, you may still feel that pride every time you buckle up. However, while that pride is certainly a good thing, it’s also important to plan for the future. Eventually, you’ll want to upgrade to a newer model that you’ll love just as much. So it’s important to take care of your car now to bring a better value later. Our team at Value Van and Car Rental has put together a list of tips to help you get the best resale value when you decide the time is right for an upgrade.
1. Keep It CleanDuring the summer, it’s important to wash your car at least once a month. In the winter, you should wash it even more frequently. Regular washing not only keeps the exterior looking great, but it also protects it from the corrosive effects of salt and other elements on the road. And don’t forget the inside; simply vacuuming your car every other week will help protect it by removing pieces of dropped food, tar, or other material that could damage your car’s interior.
2. Avoid Putting on Unnecessary MilesAny time you’re planning a long road trip, it is wise to consider renting a car rather than putting extra miles on your own. A long road trip can inflict costly damage on your car, even if you don’t notice it right away. Every mile results in a certain amount of wear and tear to the engine, the tires, and other moving parts.
3. Get Regular Maintenance
If you want to get top dollar when you sell a car, make sure the car is mechanically sound. Don’t skip oil changes, ignore the check engine light, or put off any other important maintenance issues that could potentially damage your vehicle. The better your car runs, the more money goes into your pocket.
Protect the value of your car by renting a car from Value Van and Car Rental for your next road trip. Contact us today at our main office located in Union, NJ, at (908) 851-9595, or book online anytime. We’d be glad to tell you all about our current rental specials and policies and help you find a rental car that works for you.