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WHATEVER make, model or design, your car is no doubt your pride and joy – and so, you’ll most likely want to hold on to its value.

This can guarantee better safety, fewer repairs and a higher appeal for likely buyers, should you want to sell your motor in the future. 

To successfully maintain its value, why not follow our three easy tips? 

 

  • Regularly check tyre pressure

 

Worn tyres rarely look good – even more important, under-inflated tyres can threaten safety while driving. 

If you’re planning to sell your car and a potential buyer sees thin tyres, they’ll understandably be less inclined to make an investment.

So, to keep your car in top condition, it’s crucial to regularly check the pressure of its tyres. And luckily, you don’t need to pay a specialist to do this. 

Firstly, you’ll need to find the correct pressure rating for your car, which can be found either in its manual, on the inner ledge of the driver’s door, or inside the petrol cap.

You’ll then need to fix on a pressure gauge to work out its current pressure; if it’s under the required BAR/PSI, it may need inflating. 

With your own air compressor, you could easily do this from the comfort of your own garage. Innovators like SGS offer reliable air hoses, suitable for any car. Once you’re fully equipped, you’ll be able to prevent your tyres from wearing out. 

 

  • Shield its surface with a cover

 

Car covers aren’t just made for shows – they can also protect your motor from surface damage, whether you park it outside or indoors. 

Designed to shield vehicle bodies from scratching, they could come in handy if you decide to sell your car or use it for a special occasion, like a wedding. 

Also, many covers are made with a soft inner fleece, to ensure that cars aren’t hit by frost during winter. Likewise, they can guard vehicles against UV damage from the sun, which is known to massively affect paintwork. 

So, if you haven’t already got one, you may want to invest in a cover. As a number of providers offer customisation to clients, you’ll be able to make sure that yours is a perfect fit for your car. 

 

  • Use apps to track maintenance

 

It’s easier than ever to stay on top of your car maintenance tasks – and unsurprisingly, it’s largely thanks to technology, specifically apps. A variety of apps allow drivers to track key features like repair and maintenance history, fuel mileage and much more. 

Some also provide tips on lowering petrol or diesel costs and improving fuel efficiency, as well as on eco-friendly driving. 

Many can also record any action performed on your drive belts, air and oil filters and other critical parts of your car. This often makes it easier – and faster – to relay information about your motor to mechanics. 

Find the right app, and you could simplify all ongoing maintenance for your car. 

You don’t have to rely on professionals to sustain the quality of your car – you can do this from home, both easily and affordably.

Follow our tips, and you could keep your car looking and feeling flash for years to come.