Are you worried about car financing and your current vehicle’s resale value? Here are tips to keep in mind to get the best bang for your buck when it comes time to trade it in and upgrade:
Keep a Close Eye on Your Mileage
It goes without saying that a car with a higher mileage will be a whole lot less valuable than the same car with a lower mileage – even if the car with the higher mileage is in better condition from an aesthetics perspective! With this in mind, try to keep your vehicle’s mileage to a minimum. Don’t drive long distances unless completely necessary. Take the opportunity to walk to places whenever it is realistic to do so.
Stay Up to Date with Maintenance
Servicing your car on a regular basis is extremely important when it comes to protecting its resale value! Remember that the longer you leave it, the more expensive it will eventually become. The rule of thumb is to service your vehicle at least every 10 000 km.
Take Pride in Your Vehicle
Avoid smoking, eating and drinking inside your car. Accidents do happen, and this can result in damage to the interior that will drastically decrease the amount that you will be able to sell your vehicle for at a later stage. Also, be sure to watch out for overhanging branches, etc. while driving to protect the exterior of your car, too.
For more information about vehicle resale value, car financing and obtaining a vehicle in South Africa despite a bad credit record or being turned down for vehicle finance, do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at Earn-A-Car.