Car ownership used to be a long-term commitment until recent years when people started looking at it as an asset rather than a liability. Now most Canadians invest in cars just to resell them at a better value. If you’re one of these people, it is essential that you know simple ways to increase or at least retain your car’s initial value until you find a suitable buyer.
The most basic way to improve your vehicle’s value over time is to properly take care of it and invest your time and a bit of money in its maintenance. Below we discuss four simple steps that will work wonders to maintain your car’s resale value.
Regularly Wash, Polish, And Wax Your Car
Not many people know the importance of regularly washing and waxing their car. Most of us only consider cleaning them when the dirt on their windscreens becomes unbearable and impedes our vision while driving. However, this is not a good practice. Not only does this lead to reduced safety on the road but also significantly decreases the car’s value.
Keeping your car in good condition improves its resale price. Dirt and grime can corrode your vehicle. Moreover, your car’s paintwork fades over time due to sun exposure and grinding dirt particles that stayed on it for long. The effects of your vehicle’s paint discoloration are almost impossible to reverse.
All of this can be prevented by regularly washing, polishing, and waxing your car. We recommend cleaning your car with high-quality products. Using the wrong products can damage your car further, making its paintwork look dull and scratched.
Use our premium liquid vehicle wash, Ultra Orange Plus, to effectively wash and brighten your vehicle with little to no scrubbing. For stubborn stains and blemishes, use good quality car polish to remove the marks gently. Wax your car at least twice a year with our specially formulated Luster Wax to give it a showroom sparkle.
Keep Those Wheels Shining
Dirty car wheels say a lot about how the car’s previous owner used it and how often he washed and maintained it. A dirty set of wheels can instantly impale your car’s overall look and decrease its value. Therefore, we must properly clean them while washing our vehicles.
Car tires undergo the most stress even during the most mundane drives and quickly get coated with road grime and dust. These harmful dirt particles are difficult to remove and are highly destructive for your vehicle, especially for your wheels’ rim. For this reason, it is essential that we clean our car’s wheels timely and prevent premature corrosion, rust, and pitting on its rims. Our Acid Rim Cleaner is a powerful blend cleaner for rims. It quickly penetrates and lifts off brake dust and other road film deposits.
Clean The Lights
Over time road dust and grime can damage your car’s headlights making them dull and dingy. This not only gives them a hazy appearance, but impedes their brightness.
Most new buyers would consider this a defect in the vehicle, reducing your car’s resale value. To avoid this, include your headlights in your overall car cleaning regime. There is a range of products that are specifically designed to restore car headlights and taillights. However, if the car’s lights still look dim after careful cleaning, this could be a fault of a failing battery or an alternator. Make sure to get the problem fixed before advertising your car for sale.
Make The Interior Sparkle
A car’s interior takes on a lot of wear and tear over its lifetime. The scratches, bad odor, food scraps, pet hair, coffee stains all can have a significant impact on your car’s resale value. Therefore, taking care of your car’s interior is just as important as cleaning and waxing your car’s exterior.
Sunrise Industrial Cleaners offer a wide range of car detailing products. Our high-quality industrial-grade detailing products can effectively clean both your vehicle’s exterior and interior surfaces. For more information, visit our website or contact us today.