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Increase The Value Of Your Vehicle With A Regular Car Service


Conducting a regular car service is one of the best ways to ensure top dollar when it is time to sell the vehicle. Not only will you recoup the cost of any car service done specifically to help sell the vehicle, but good records of all previous maintenance makes the car more valuable both to an individual as well as to a car lot that wants to take your current vehicle in on a trade. For the person that has just purchased a vehicle, new or used, establishing a system to keep track of all car services is important.

Often times, oil changes will not be noted that they have been carried out. If there is no proof, a potential buyer may be concerned about potential damage to the engine and may simply look elsewhere. They may even use it as a negotiating point to try and get you to drop the price. Keeping records is as easy as either saving documents from the car service location, or even keeping a ledger in the car to note all maintenance, including the date and mileage on the vehicle when the service is done.

Larger services are even more important to note. These should provide detailed explanations of the work that was carried out and any other important points that need to be noted down. This type of car service information should be stored in the car so it is easily accessed should there be any question during negotiations.

Many car dealerships that sell new cars will keep records for you electronically. For the person who intends to be loyal to the dealership for all their car service needs, it takes much of the burden off of them in terms of keeping records. Should the vehicle be traded in to that dealership, all records will be available during negotiations and will enhance the value quite a bit.

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