Protect Your Vehicle’s Resale Value

Protect your vehicle’s interior to boost resale value

Maintain Your Vehicle’s Interior

for sale signThere are a lot of things that improve a vehicle’s resale value such as make and model, age of the vehicle, mileage and regular maintenance. One factor that affects a vehicle’s resale value, and one that is often overlooked, is maintaining the interior. For best results, take care of your vehicle from day one. The time to consider resale value is not when you’re slapping on the FOR SALE sign.

We Do More in Our Cars Than Drive

eating-while-driving-630-gettyAmericans spend a lot of time in their cars, anywhere from 10-12 hours per week depending on which study you look at. A lot of eating, drinking and transporting of kids and cargo happens during those 10+ hours each week. Each has the potential to cause a mess. And each mess can affect resale.

Looks Matter

Looks do matter in the case of resale value. Think about it…when you’re in the market for a used car, do looks matter to you? Sure they do. The condition of the outside and the inside matters. What impression does a dirty, stained interior make on a prospective buyer? Odds are, not a good one. Maintain your interior to maintain your resale value.

First Line of Protection

spill in trunkThe first line of protection in maintaining your auto’s interior and holding resale value is to use a cargo liner and seat covers to protect from stains and minimize wear. Custom cargo mats and liners come at a price. A more affordable option is the Armor All® Cargo Liner. These liners are multi-purpose, working as seat covers and cargo area liners, and they get the job done. The super absorbent material stops spills in their tracks and the waterproof backing prevents messes from soaking through.

Get the Most Out of Your Resale

moneyThe condition of your auto’s interior may be the difference between making the sale or not. The time to think about protecting your auto’s interior is not when you’re getting ready to sell it or trade it in. Keep resale value in the back of your mind from the minute you drive that vehicle off the new or used car lot. It will benefit you in the long run…in the form of $$$.