More motorists are holding onto their cars longer due to advancements in modern automobiles. However, keeping a vehicle longer also means more exposure to dings, dents, and scratches. Have you wondered whether detailing can increase car value when you’re ready to sell?
The Value of a Car Detail–It’s Beyond Curbside Appeal
Your car’s value is dependent primarily on the condition of its parts, which is why you get your oil changed, your tires rotated and replaced, and those odd noises checked out.
A vehicle detailing, though, can play a secondary factor, especially when trading in your car at a dealership. A dealer will list the car as in excellent, good, fair, or poor condition based on Kelley Blue Book guidelines. A dealer will look hard for even small imperfections to lower your vehicle’s classification and reduce the trade-in value. Dealers look for mechanical defects first, but after that, they look for faded paint, clouded headlights, nicks, and other surface-level blemishes. A dealer may list a car as poor if—aside from major operational defects—it has clear signs of oxidized paint, rust, medium-sized dents, upholstery stains, etc.
Your vehicle doesn’t have to be perfect to acquire an excellent condition rating. You may be able to get away with a few light scratches and dents if everything else gets a thumbs up.
We Increase Car Value with a Professional Detailing
Although a simple detail or wash and wax probably won’t elevate your car from poor to excellent, bringing your vehicle to Henry’s Auto Detail for a restoration before putting it up for sale can make a big difference, provided all major parts are in working condition. Contact us today to set an appointment, and be sure to check out our special offers for great deals on the services customers ask for most often.
Complete Auto Detailing to Increase Car Value
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