Helpful Tips to Preserve the Value of Your Vehicle

Preserve the Value of Your Car

It may not be a show car, but it is YOUR car, and a responsible car owner should remain diligent in caring for their precious investment. Here are a few helpful tips on preserving the safety and value of your vehicle. Some may seem obvious, but a helpful reminder will go a long way in ensuring your car stays in tip-top shape for many years to come.

REGULAR MAINTENANCE IS A MUST

No matter what it looks like on the outside, if it doesn’t run properly under the hood, it’s not going to be worth much to anyone. Check your fluids, keep your filters fresh, and if you start hearing any funny noises – have them looked at before the problem gets worse.

PAY EXTRA ATTENTION TO DETAILS

Keep it clean. Don’t give mold and other crud a chance to build up. Give some attention to door and trunk jambs every few washes. Don’t forget the fuel door area! A nice coat of wax will preserve the clear coat and protect it from harsh weather.

ADDRESS THE COSMETIC DEFECTS SOONER THAN LATER

Most people are willing to go as long as they can without addressing small chips, dents, and dings. When they get down to bare metal and exposed to moisture and air, they will begin to rust and ruin the integrity of your car.

WHAT’S ON THE INSIDE COUNTS TOO!

Your seats, carpets, and interior panels affect the value of your vehicle as well. Stains, tears, mold and mildew that aren’t promptly removed or repaired will only continue to deteriorate the value of your car.

STAY ON THE ROAD

How often do you check your tires? Is there any tread left on them? Are the wear bars showing yet? Not only does this affect the safety of your vehicle, but it affects the value of the car too. Stay safe and be sure to check the integrity of your tires for cracks, nails, and other signs of wear and tear that jeopardize your connection with the roads you drive.

Hopefully these helpful reminders keep your car looking great for as long as you own the vehicle; and in the event you need a professional opinion at anytime, we’re here for you.

Give us a call at (360)943-4542 or stop by our shop anytime Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm.

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