For many people, cars can carry a sentimental value. Maybe you saved up for years to buy your first car and you still feel that pride every time you buckle up. However, while that pride is certainly a good thing, it’s also important to keep your eyes on the road ahead. Eventually, you’ll want to sell your car and upgrade to a newer model that you’ll love just as much. So it’s important to take care of your car now to bring a better value later. Our team at Cash 4 Cars has put together a list of tips to help you get the best value when you decide the time is right to sell your car or truck.

Maintain Your Car's Value

1. Get Regular Car Washes

Wash your car at least once a month during the spring, summer, and fall seasons, and even more frequently during the winter. Regular washing not only keeps the exterior looking great, but it also protects it from the corrosive effects of salt and other elements on the road.

2. Clean the Interior

You don’t have to get an expensive detail job done every year. In fact, simply vacuuming your car every other week will help protect it by removing pieces of dropped food, tar, or other material that could damage your car’s interior. Keeping a bottle of stain remover handy is also an easy and inexpensive way to preserve your car’s appearance and value.

3. Get Regular Maintenance

If you want to get top dollar when you sell a car, make sure the car is mechanically sound. Don’t skip oil changes, ignore the check engine light, or put off any other important maintenance issues that could potentially damage your vehicle. The better your car runs, the more money goes into your pocket.

When you’re ready to sell your car and upgrade to a new set of wheels, come to Cash 4 Cars. Our professional mechanics will quickly appraise your vehicle and give you the best price, and it doesn’t need to be in good condition. We take any vehicle, and if your old clunker refuses to move, we’ll tow it to our convenient Philadelphia location. Drive or haul your car in today, or contact us at (215) 805-3100 with any questions.