Tips on Maintaining Your Vehicle’s Value

April 13th, 2018 by

It doesn’t matter how old your car is or what kind of car you drive, maintaining its value is important. No matter if you plan to sell your vehicle or use it as a trade-in for a down payment on a newer vehicle, you want to make sure you get as much as you can. While some things might be out of your control, there are several simple things you can do to help keep your car looking and running like new. Here are some tips you can follow to maintain the value of your vehicle.

Conduct Regular Maintenance

Every car comes with a list of regularly scheduled maintenance that should be performed. To help maintain the value of your car you need to perform this maintenance. You also need to keep track of everything you do, write it down in a notebook and keep all receipts pertaining to the work performed.  If you aren’t sure what your car needs or when something needs book a service appointment with our service department in Glendale, CA, they will be happy to find out the information for you.

Pay Attention to Your Driving

Nothing depreciates your car faster than excessive miles. We know limiting the time you are driving can be hard, but the less you drive the better. If you are taking a long road trip you can opt for a rental car rather than putting the miles on yours. You also need to avoid excessive wear and tear that can come from driving your car hard. Try to avoid sudden or last-minute stopping, never two more than what your car is rated for and limit driving on poor road conditions.

Pay Attention to the Small Stuff

Part of maintaining the value of your car is fixing all of those small, annoying things that go wrong. The window that no longer rolls down, get it fixed. The tire missing a hubcap, buy new ones. Small problems might not seem like much at the time, but they can lower the value of your car or even worse cause bigger problems down the road.

If you need help maintaining or repairing your car, count on the experts here at Glendora Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We offer quality auto service in Los Angeles County, CA, so Contact us now to schedule an appointment, or make the short drive and visit our professional service center today!