Spending money on vehicle maintenance or repairs is typically an unpleasant experience. Of course, you want your car to be in good working order, but if it is a repair, it is usually an unplanned expense and is inconvenient. If you are spending money on maintenance, at least that can be scheduled at your convenience. However, it’s not fun to spend money on something that you really can’t see the difference in such as a new gadget, clothing, or the memory of entertainment. But don’t be discouraged when it is time to sell your vehicle of yours, the old saying of “you have to spend money to make money” really applies.
Many of the determining factors of the eventual sale price aren’t really in your control such as mileage, vehicle age, market conditions, where you live, etc. One thing you can control is proper upkeep and, another thing that is often forgotten, documentation of all the maintenance and repairs you have had done.
Of course, one would wonder how much more would a well maintained vehicle be worth at the time of sale? While this is the all-important question, there is no simple or straightforward answer. Independent sellers can definitely leverage a well-maintained and documented vehicle as a bargaining chip, but the outcome will vary based upon the buying party’s threshold. Here at Accurate Automotive, maintaining your vehicle and maintaining service records of all the services that have been done is a priority. We can then help you with the buyer by verifying that you have a well maintained vehicle.
All in all, a well maintained vehicle is safer, more pleasant to operate, and definitely has higher value when you are ready to sell it. The next time your vehicle needs service, give us a call, you won’t be disappointed!