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01/24/2019
Before your car has a chance to lose some of its value, learn what you can do to help it retain its value. Simple maintenance and care may be all you have to take care of.



How to Retain Your Car's Value

If you're planning on selling your car or trading it in sometime in the future, you'll want to be sure it holds onto its value in the meantime. Although it won't be worth as much as what you bought it for, there are some things you can do to slow down its depreciation. To ensure your car retains its value through the years, use these simple tips to keep it in the best shape.

Find Covered Storage

If you want to keep your car's exterior spotless, find a covered storage space in which to park your car. Keeping your car in the garage is ideal because it's protected all around from the harsh elements which can do quite a bit of damage over time. Rain, snow, hail, dirt, and even the sun can cause your car's paint to become dull and can even cause rust and corrosion. A covered parking space is another good option because it offers your car some protection from the elements, although some rain and wind can still reach it. If your only option is to park your car outdoors, consider investing in a car cover. Even if you park your car on the street, a car cover can prevent some corrosive substances from even touching your car's body.

Top off the Fluids

Your car needs its fluids in order to continue running properly, so it makes sense that staying on top of your fluids is a must. Keeping the right amount of each fluid in your car and checking that your fluids are still in good shape will ensure your car is running efficiently. Over time, this can translate to less strain and less damage. If you're not sure how of to check on your fluids or how often to replace them, your manufacturer's recommendations will be your most accurate source of information. Don't forget to also check your car for leaks which can lead to low level fluids potential damage.

Hold on to Maintenance Records

If you're doing a great job at staying on top of oil changes, be sure you have the records to prove this. Holding onto maintenance records, like oil changes and tune-ups, can make it easier to prove that your car is up to date on its services and has been kept in good condition. When the time comes to sell your car, potential buyers will be more interested in a car that they're sure has been well taken care of throughout the years because it's less likely to have any issues. Keep these stored somewhere in your house so that you can have them on hand when needed. A large part of keeping your car in top shape involves keeping your car's fluids in check. This includes getting synthetic oil changes in TARGET regularly. For help finding the right products to keep your car in shape, contact the pros at ALF Marketing. They can recommend products like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil. To learn more, give them a call at (301) 416-0575.

Repair Dents and Dings

A little dent here or a tiny ding there may not seem like a huge deal, but these tiny damages can actually lower your car's value. If you're trying to sell your car, potential buyers won't be impressed by this damage even if it's minor. Most of these tiny issues don't require any complicated body work, so they're generally easy to take care of and budget friendly.

Listen up for Developing Issues

If you notice a new noise coming from under the hood, don't ignore it. Something as small as this can often indicate that there's an issue that needs to be looked at. Although it may not be a huge deal now, getting it taken care of when it's just developing can prevent it from becoming something big and more expensive to repair later on. Taking care of these sorts of small issues when they're still small can also help keep your car in better shape for longer, helping it to retain more of its value.

Keep Your Car Healthy With a Synthetic Oil Change in TARGET

Retain your car's value by taking it in for synthetic oil changes in TARGET. For help finding the right products, contact ALF Marketing at (301) 416-0575. Be sure to check out their full range of AMSOIL Oil products by stopping by their online shop.
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