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10 Ways For Maintaining Your Car’s Value

At some point you will have to bid your car farewell. That is often a moment of realization, since the value of your vehicle starts depreciating the first moment you drive it. However, there are many ways to preserve its value while we [AquaGreen Wash] own it, which can both increase your car’s lifetime and preserve its resale value:

1. Think Of Your Vehicle As An Investment 
​A good mindset is always the best start! We all know that our vehicle will lose value over time, but not everybody adopts the same attitude when it comes to taking proper daily care of it. Coming to terms with this idea (“it’s not just a means of transportation; it’s an investment that I can recover to an extent”) will lay excellent foundations for maintaining your car’s value.

2. Maintain Your Car and Keep Service Records
Besides everything that comes with proper maintenance (regular washing, repairs, adequate driving, and protection), it cannot be stressed enough how important it is to keep your service records. They are always the best proof of your vehicle’s history, and a quick way to show buyers just how well you took care of your car.

3. Use All Weather Floor Mats
It is easy to undermine the difference floor mats can make in a vehicle. Just ask anyone used to driving in cold weather! These simple, overlooked items are very important to protect the interior of your car from dirt, snow, and the particularly annoying salt stains, which are difficult to remove.

4. Constantly Check Your Fluid Level and Tire Pressure
We all lead busy lives, so you may have realized that you have not checked the oil or put air in the tires for a long while. While oil keeps the engine running smoothly, adequate tire pressure improves the mileage of the car. Therefore, checking both things often will pay off in the long run.

5. Don’t Ignore Any Body or Paint Damage
Besides affecting the value of your vehicle, scratches tend to remove the clear coat that protects the paint job, which in turn exposes the car to further damage such as rust. Avoid this by repairing the damage right away, and remember not to wash your car too roughly.

6. Don’t Eat, Drink or Smoke in Your Car
Cigarette smoke is known to dull interior surfaces and even discolor them, not to mention the persistent ashtray-like smell it leaves. Food and drinks can leave stains and hurt your vehicle’s value. Keep your car as a smoke-free environment and avoid eating and drinking on the road.

7. Protect Your Vehicle Against Rust
Especially for those who live in cold, harsh weather areas, rust can be a nightmare to deal with. Salt deposits eventually lead to rust, so it is a good idea to combat this by washing your car regularly, as well as by undercoating it with a rust proof spray.

8. Store It Properly
Once again, weather can be a defining factor for your vehicle’s value over the long term. Excessive sun will fade the outer surfaces of your car, while cold and snow tend to damage engines and other components. Keep your car in a climate-controlled space and you will certainly avoid some expensive repairs.

9. Rent For Long Trips
If you are planning to embark on a long road trip, it might be a good idea to rent a car and leave your personal vehicle at home. Remember that fewer miles equal to more resale value, and if you rent a fuel-efficient car, you might even save a bit of money in gas.

10. Wash Your Car Inside and Outside Regularly
We covered this recently in our blogas it is a crucial part of car maintenance. Washing your vehicle twice a month is a good general rule of thumb. When possible get a hand wash service to further protect the paint from any scratches or swirl marks. Waxing, meanwhile, should happen once every 3 months to protect the paint against the elements. And of course, don’t forget the interior! 

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2022-06-21
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J Walker
J Walker
2022-06-14
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Super professional and friendly service! I love the easy booking and text alerts. It’s so cool that only 2 gallons of water is used per vehicle. My car was properly cleaned and I’m very happy with the service I received. I added on the child car seat shampooing which made it look brand new.
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2022-06-14
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They were so kind! they waited for me when i was in traffic and they made my car look so new i was so happy with the diamond detailing the price is amazing and the work is amazing truly a great service and great people!! also amazing communication with booking and everything!
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2022-06-11
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The gentlemen were extremely professional. They were upfront with prices. My vehicle looked so much better afterwards. They prefer you to do a walkthrough because they’re willing to go back and correct any detail missed, and I appreciated that they wanted to make sure I received a quality service! The booking portion is no hassle either. I will be utilizing their service again for my car. I did not get a picture due to traveling but I will take some when I return.
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2022-06-06
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I was skeptical at first, as it is a mobile detailing service, however Nick arrived 10 minutes early, got to work and did a superb job, my car looks like I just drove it off the dealership lot.
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BL
2022-06-03
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The best in all of Meto Atlanta area. They did a truck that was so dirty and the seats were heavily stained. Wow 🤩 I didn’t think it could ever be so clean again Amazing work. Nick was professional and spent 3 hours with his crew bringing my truck back to life. I highly recommend this company and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again for my other cars. Thank you !!!
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2022-05-30
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This was the best detail I ever had my car never looked so good. They were Very professional and detailed my suv in great time. I will definitely be using this service again.
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2022-05-25
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They did a fantastic job with my car. I am very satisfied . My car looks brand new . They even sanitized my car
Jeff Johnston
Jeff Johnston
2022-05-23
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I was very impressed with the service, professionalism and attention to detail that Nick and his team provided. I got the Sapphire service today which includes wash, wax and interior detailing. I was amazed how they were able to remove the tough stains from my carpet and mats and the exterior wash and wax sparkled! I’ll definitely use AquaGreen again.

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