You want to get the most money for your car. There are many things you can do to bump up the value. From the moment you buy it to when you sell it. Here’s some help.

What affects the value?

Age – Buyers want newer cars. The older it is, the less it’s worth.
Mileage and Condition – As mileage increases, so does wear and tear. Broken tech, stained or torn seat fabric, and rust will lower the value.
Accident History – Even minor scratches and dents can lower the resale value. Cars with a clean vehicle history report are more appealing.
Options and Add-Ons – Usually, more options means more money. Buyers want more features for their money.
Personalizations – Buyers don’t know how well the work was done. So these usually lower the value.
Market Conditions – Sometimes used car prices are high, sometimes they’re low.

How can I add value?

1. Clean it. The better it looks, the more appealing it is to dealers and private buyers.

2. Make repairs. Dealers and private buyers will immediately think about how much it will be to fix something. Depending on the extent of the damage, it might not be worth it for them.

3. Keep up with maintenance. This will extend the car’s life.

4. Keep all paperwork. That includes service records and repairs for upgrades or repairs. Then buyers will know the car’s full history.

5. Install the right upgrades. Buyers want a touchscreen display and more safety features. Just do your research and find out what’s actually worth the investment.

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