Looking for different ways to slow the depreciation of your car? Here are ways to maintain your vehicle.

A few factors come into play when evaluating a vehicle’s worth, including its condition, age and total mileage.

Car Maintenance History:Keep track of the car’s maintenance schedule. Have it serviced regularly.
Save receipts from car washes, oil changes, tune-ups, tire rotations and other services.  If you provide a history of your car’s  maintenance, it will often help maintain vehicle value.

 

Parking Your Car:

When possible, park in the shade. Some vehicles with vinyl dashboards crack due to sun exposure over time.

Be aware of where you park your car and what you park next to.

If you can, try to park your car away from other vehicles. In some cases, two-door vehicles have been known for many of the door-dings.

Maintain The Interior/Exterior:

The biggest factor into determining a vehicle’s worth is the interior and exterior condition.

Thoroughly wash and wax on a regular basis. It will help maintain the quality of a vehicle inside and out.

For those who smoke, cigarette smoke is very tough to remove or cover up. It can affect the overall value of a car. So you may want to considering smoking before entering your car.