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Maintaining Your Buick Car Value

radiator fluidToday it is time to talk about more ways to maintain value in your new Buick cars in Thunder Bay.  Much of how to do this involves what NOT to do more than it does what to do.  Eating and drinking in your car invariably leads to spills and stains. This is a sure way to depreciate the value of your Buick cars in Thunder Bay. Stains on the upholstery is a major turn off for buyers and coffee and ketchup stains are almost impossible for even professionals to remove as it turns out. Food smells can also seep into the fabric and drippings from ice cream, popsicles and fast food crumbs can combine to make the interior of an automobile look rough and hurt its resale value in the end when it’s time to turn the car in for another or sell your Buick car in Thunder Bay outright.   It would be wise to avoid these things if you want your vehicle to retain as much value as possible.

We are talking about maintaining the value of your new Buick car for as long as you can and how gently, or not, you drive it can weigh in significantly.  “Jack-rabbit starts, harsh acceleration, sudden jerky stops, reckless cornering and other types of rough driving make the parts of an automobile deteriorate faster.” If you consider the addition of sloppy, careless parking you recognize that your new Buick cars in Thunder Bay ON will soon have dents, scrapes, scratches, chipped paint and tire damage and be in less than ideal condition. If you want your car’s resale value to remain as high as possible, you should avoid this type of careless driving whenever possible.

Probably most important of all, so last, but not at all least, is the effort that goes into keeping track of the maintenance schedule your Thunder Bay Buick cars.  “Following your Buick’s recommended maintenance schedule is an essential step in helping to maintain its value. Even cars that are in great condition have a much lower value if they haven’t received regularly scheduled tune-ups. Automobile manufacturers provide recommended maintenance schedules so routine service will be performed on the vehicle at specific mileage intervals and keep it in optimal condition. Being able to prove to potential buyers you’ve followed the proper maintenance schedule makes your car worth more.”

GMC Truck Production

newWe searched for newsworthy information to pass along via your Thunder Bay GMC Trucks dealership in Canada and came across the news out of Ontario regarding the GMC Truck sales and upcoming production.  Also, if you are following any of this online, it may be important to read the following, “Editor’s note: GM is upgrading the consolidated line at its Oshawa assembly plant. An earlier version of this story referred to the incorrect line being upgraded.”

General Motors Canada will indeed assemble the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado at its Oshawa plant, but they won’t be the redesigned 2019 models and that is the key bit of new information we found in our recent research on behalf of your Thunder Bay GMC Truck Dealership in Ontario.  It is important to understand that the new trucks will be assembles there but that the redesigned, latest versions of these new GMC Trucks will not.

GM unveiled the sleeker, more aerodynamic 2019 Silverado on Saturday in Texas, according to our recent reading.  The new GMC Truck plant in question will, instead, finish assembling and paint outgoing 2018 models shipped to Oshawa from Fort Wayne, Ind., for the foreseeable future.   “Oshawa will be building current model (K2) pickups that helps us meet customer demand while we are in transition to next-generation (T1) pickups,” GM Canada spokeswoman Jennifer Wright wrote in an email to Automotive News Canada. “This strategy will help us meet customer demand as we transition our production and introduce our exciting new models into the market starting later in 2018.  The length of the program in Oshawa will be dependent on market demand.”  What we then read, on behalf of your Thunder Bay GMC Truck Dealership was that Mary Barra, GM CEO, stated to investors that she expects Oshawa to produce at least 60,000 new GMC Trucks per year.

Cleanliness Helps Maintain Value

glass cleanerIn compiling this information to share, on behalf of your Thunder Bay Buick car dealership, we understand that to the average person, buying a new Buick, or any other car for that matter, is a pretty large investment…one that you wouldn’t likely choose to take lightly. Unfortunately, as soon as the vehicle leaves the dealership, its value drops by as much as 50%. And the vehicle’s value continues to depreciate. The saddest part of that is that if it isn’t taken care of properly, the vehicle’s value can fall precipitously within a few years after it’s purchased. Things like lots of wear and tear and excessive mileage can cause the new Buick car’s resale value to plummet. Fortunately, there are a number of things car owners can do to help their new Buick car in Thunder Bay ON better retain its value. Here are a few tips to help maintain your Buick.

Start by keeping your Buick car clean. Keeping your car clean inside and out is an important step in helping it to maintain its value. You should wash the outside of the vehicle at least once each month. This helps prevent dirt, tree sap and other debris from doing damage to the paint. It’s not a bad idea to occasionally wax your new Buick car either.  “Waxing the automobile two or more times a year also helps protect the car’s exterior from scratches and other types of minor surface damage.”

Having the Buick car’s interior cleaned professionally might be a great idea as well.  “Keeping the vehicle’s interior clean is also important. Having the interior professionally cleaned at least once a year can remove stains and odors and help the vehicle retain more of its value.”  Keeping cigarettes out of your new Buick car in Thunder Bay ON is paramount to contributing to its cleanliness.  The smell of smoking clings to the interior and is near impossible to eliminate entirely.  There are so many other ways to help maintain the value of your new Buick cars, but keeping them clean in this way will be an excellent start.

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