Here at ACC UK Ltd, we like to bring you handy hints and tips on how to maintain your Volvo or Toyota and how to save money on your annual car running costs. We also like to keep you informed of changes to laws relating to driving and car ownership.
The blog this week is about maintaining the resale value of your Car. There are a few basic, but in our opinion, fundamental tips for ensuring the resale value of your vehicle. These tips not only ensure that your car is kept in great condition but when it comes to the time you are in the market for a new car you get the top market value for your old one. Read below to find out more.
Firstly, maintain your service schedule. We cannot stress the importance of ensuring that you get your car serviced regularly. This will reduce the expensive repair bills as preventative maintenance is always going to be cheaper than reactive maintenance. Ignoring those dashboard warning lights will not make the problem go away, it will only make it worse. Car ownership is an expensive business but do not cut corners on your servicing. Using Independent Garages will ALWAYS be cheaper than using a dealership.
Our second tip is to refrain from smoking in your vehicle. Not only is the smell foul but you risk damaging the upholstery. Both of these issues are expensive to rectify. Private buyers will be put off when viewing especially if they are non smokers and dealerships and those organisations who buy cars will offer you in the region of 20-30% less than the market value because of this.
Our third tip is to avoid carrying pets in the car, the smell of wet dog in a car can be a nightmare to remove when it comes to re selling your car – potential buyers will see £ signs at the thought of having to have the interior cleaned professionally. You may want to consider this yourself before putting your car on the market. An air freshner just wont cut it!
Our final tip is to clean your car regularly – interior and exterior. A regular wash, polish, wax and vacuum will keep your car in great condition plus if you have any issues you will spot them straight away such as bodywork issues like rust and dents and spilt food and drink and get them seen to quickly. A well maintained vehicle will always appeal to buyers. One that looks neglected sets off alarm bells and puts off potential buyers.
Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award, The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award and The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 Award, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding customer experience for a fraction of the cost of a dealership. Give us a call and let us quote you for your next service or repair on your Volvo or Toyota. We service all areas around Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Frimley, Camberley, Hook, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Hampshire and Surrey. We offer free collection and drop off services. We also have a fleet of courtesy cars to allow you to get on with your schedule whilst your Volvo or Toyota is with us. Happy Motoring from all at ACC UK Ltd – Independent Volvo & Toyota servicing, repair and MOT specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire.