Three options to tick for retained car value

For anyone purchasing a car, it’s always nice knowing that it’ll still be worth a reasonable value when it comes to selling up and getting something new. But what can we do to ensure this?

There are a few boxes we can tick when ordering a new car that will help keep the value up after three or so years of ownership are complete and it’s time to move on to something different.

Here are a few of them:

Air conditioning – Even in the UK, air con is a very popular option and it is an important factor to consider when it comes to selling your car. Air con is a very useful tool in the car; it can keep you cool in the summer, but it can also help windows defrost quickly in the colder weather.

Climate control – the ultimate air con addition – is the best option to tick and a car can be worth nearly £300 extra than a car without when it’s time to sell.

Metallic paint – The colour of a car is most likely to be the first element to a car the people notice, and if the paint is not just a nice colour but also metallic, the chances are you’ll get a bit more cash at the end of ownership.

Some cars more than others can benefit from this, most usually prestige vehicles such as the Porsche 911 which can be worth £3,000 less if the paint is standard. Just make sure that the colour is sensible, too!

Leather seats – People always love the idea of having leather seats in their car, but sometimes feel they are too expensive when choosing from the options list. However, at the other end of the car journey, they can add significant value to your vehicle when you sell it.

This is because they are comfortable and generally last longer than fabric alternatives. Even something like a 1.6-litre Volkswagen Golf can be sold for £300 more with leather seats.

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