A Clean Car Sells for More
Keep Your Car Clean to Keep Your Car’s Value Up
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Carmigo’s in-house mechanic, Troyal, is here to help you keep your car’s value up by keeping it clean and protecting it from the elements.
Keep Your Car Clean
First thing first, a clean car sells for more.
People like what they buy to be clean. That’s just the way it is.
But a clean car also shows a potential buyer that your car has been well cared for.
People who regularly wash and vacuum their cars also have them regularly serviced. Car owners who fix cosmetic issues also tend to fix mechanical problems. A clean car isn’t necessarily a better working or more valuable car, but it’s an assumption buyers are often willing to make.
Mother nature can do some actual damage to your car over time, so keeping a clean car not only maintains the car’s value but also prevents the negative financial impact of nature-caused damage.
Dirt, pollen, and sap buildup can damage your car’s paint. Paint is more than cosmetic. It also serves as an additional protective layer for the car’s structural and mechanical materials.
Additionally, the buildup of organic material like leaves, pine straw, and sap can ruin the rubber seals around your windows, doors, and sunroof.
What If I Don’t Have a Garage?
You can protect your car from most elements without a garage.
The first step is to begin cleaning your car regularly, whether that means you spend a little time sudsing it up yourself and enjoying the sunshine or take it for a rinse at your local car wash.
If you’re serious about keeping your car clean and protected, you can purchase a car cover at most auto parts stores to protect your car.