In our previous article, we discussed some things you can do to bump the trade-in value of your car. The steps in the last article are able to be done, but may take a little more effort. Now, we will present you with a few things you can be doing that are quite simple! They are also things that should be done on a regular basis if you don’t have any immediate plans for trading-in, but you know that down the road you will likely be considering this as an option. Here they are:
- Make sure all of your exterior lights are in working order. Seems easy enough right? It does require a little bit of effort, but not much! Changing your lights is easy and not only will it help your car meet the best standards needed for the greatest trade-in value, but it will also keep you safe while you are waiting to find that perfect new car!
- Keep your car clean. This seems easy enough right? The problem is, people don’t often think about how simply keeping your car clean (on the inside and the outside) can make a drastic difference in our the value of your car. Keeping the exterior clean maintains your paint integrity and keeps your car polished and protected. Keeping it clean on the interior preserves your carpet and upholstery and allows you to detect potential issues early so that you can take care of them before they become a larger, more expensive problem (like a small tear in a seat as an example).
- Make sure you are consistent with routine maintenance. This will not only keep your car running smooth, but being able to supply proof that you had these routine oil changes and recommended maintenance completed at certain mileage markers will get you more money on your trade-in!
At Dominion Motors, all of our new Buick cars shoppers are always thrilled to hear that we give the most for your trade-in. Contact us today to value your trade and see how you can get into a new or used Buick car easier than you thought!