3 Things That DECREASE Your Car’s Value

Whether you just purchased a car and are about to drive it off the lot, or you’re thinking about selling your car, unfortunately, either way, it’s probably not going to be worth the same amount you bought it for. There might be some things you’re doing that are decreasing your car’s value that you may not be aware of! Don’t fret! Our team here at C&G Auto & Truck is here to tell you three things that can DECREASE your car’s value. 

Neglecting Regular Maintenance

Many potential buyers are going to want to know about your car’s service history. Neglecting regular routine maintenance can cause your car to be deemed ‘unreliable’ which can cause the value to decrease and make it harder to sell. 

Unattractive Interior and Exterior

It doesn’t matter if you’re selling your car or trading it in, all car buyers want to see a shiny set of wheels with a spotless exterior before they sign over the money. By cleaning up the inside and outside your car, fixing minor imperfections like paint chips, and making sure everything works properly, you can help retain your car’s value. 

Smoking Inside Your Car

Sadly, it doesn’t make much difference if you smoke with the windows down or not, the smell lingers and will cause many potential buyers to walk away just with one whiff. The chemical components in cigarettes bond with the materials in the car, making the smell and discoloration near impossible to erase. 

We want you to get the most out of your vehicle and it starts with regular routine maintenance. Whether you’ve been holding out on a few minor repairs or are ready to schedule your next oil change, our team here at C&G Auto & Truck is here to take care of you and get you back on the road safely and promptly! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have! To schedule an appointment, please call (843)-839-3691.