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6 Tips for Retaining Your Car’s Value

While keeping your vehicle in good working condition is essential for your safety, it is also important in retaining your car’s value. Retaining your vehicle’s resale value can be very beneficial when it comes time to sell or trade in your car. Keep reading to check out six tips to help limit depreciation and retain your car’s value.

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1. Keep Mileage Low

Your car's mileage play a major role in determining its value — that is, higher mileage typically suggests a lower value while lower mileage equals a higher value. In order to keep your car mileage low and retain its value, consider consolidating trips and be sure to keep up with regular maintenance!

2. Keep Your Car Clean

Maintaining your car's interior and exterior hygiene enables you to fetch a reasonable price when selling or trading in your vehicle. A clean car eliminates corrosion and prevents faded carpets and seats. To keep your car clean and prevent permanent stains or damage, we suggest cleaning your car thoroughly every six months.

3. Store Your Car Properly

Your garage is the ideal storage space for your car, especially when you live in area with ever-changing temperatures such as the Midwest. Too much sun can fade your car's exterior surfaces, while cold temperatures can damage your car's engine and its components. Keeping your car in a garage or under a carport can help to eliminate frequent repairs and retain your car's value.

4. Service Your Car Regularly

Whether your car needs repairs or not, it is essential to maintain a regular auto maintenance schedule. Routine maintenance ensures all parts of your vehicle are kept in good condition, prevents irreparable damage, and helps to retain your car’s value.

7. Maintain Fluids and Tire Pressure

Checking your car's oil and tire pressure on a regular basis are simple maintenance practices that can significantly boost your vehicle's value. More so, it enables the vehicle to perform better; the oil improves engine performance while tire pressure reduces wear and tear and reduces vehicle mileage.

Contact Custom Complete Automotive

At Custom Complete Automotive, we are committed to providing quality maintenance solutions for your car and help you retain its value. At our auto repair shops throughout Missouri, we can help you keep your car as good as new. To learn more about our auto services, or to schedule an appointment at one of our six convenient locations, contact us today!

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Eric Riddles

Eric Riddles is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who has been working as an auto mechanic since 1998 and originally joined the team at Custom Complete Automotive in 2005. Eric has numerous certifications in various aspects of car repair and spent 10 years training the next generation of auto technicians at a local high school Auto Shop classroom.

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