LOVE YOUR CAR
MAKE IT SHINE
The notion that you should be taking care of your car like your wife is not without basis. If you take good care of your car from the very beginning then it will age better and thus will hold better value. So take care of your car and it will take care of you and your wallet.
A car that looks good will fetch better value, it is true! Say you’re looking for a Proton Waja, you have one that is new but looks old, and another that is old but looks new and is well kept. The choice is obvious. So spend some money to give your car a good detailing job.
CHANGE THE TYRES
DO SOME MINOR REPAIRS
Why give the buyer a chance to knock down the price of your beloved? You don’t have to spend a lot on tyres, just be sure they aren’t too old or too worn out. This also helps with safety.
Repair that small ding on your door, or cover up that scratch. Does your pain look bad? Then give it a new paint job, invest in your car for maximum returns.
KEEP ALL RECORDS
GET A WARRANTY
Keep every receipt, every document you have that will help you get better value for your car. Buyers usually look for the best kept car, and what better way to assure them than receipts and proper documentation?
There are dozens of independent companies that offer warranties for used cars. Show the buyer that you are confident of the condition of your car by buying a warranty for your car. Warranty companies usually do their own research, so if a company offers you warranty coverage, then your car must be in decent shape.