Thinking of selling your car? Depreciation is an unfortunate reality, but there are measures you can take to improve your car’s resale value. Mostly, these measures simply involve taking good care of your car in a straightforward manner. Regardless of if you’re planning to sell your car soon or at some point down the road, your friendly Sunshine Coast Mercedes service centre suggests you uphold the following steps.
Keep it clean
The cleaner the car looks, the more appealing it will be. Wash and wax the car diligently to protect the paint from abrasions. Use products that protect interior surfaces as well. Use floormats, vacuum often, and keep the car smelling good. Then, when you finally decide to sell, have the car detailed so it will look its best when people come to see it.
Store your car properly
Every natural element can break down your car’s exterior, which can lead to unflattering paint surfaces. Always keep your car stored in the garage when you’re not using it. If you don’t have one, protect your car using a quality car cover. Finally, when out and about, always try and park in the shade wherever possible. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2kMC8yX
A brake checkup is a car maintenance task you should never ignore. Your car’s brakes help keep you safe; they need to be regularly serviced and sometimes replaced to ensure they are working properly. Your car will usually signal you that a brake checkup is due. Here are four signs that a visit to a competent Sunshine Coast car service is in order.
If your vehicle ‘pulls’ to one side when you press on the brakes, this can be a sign that the brake linings are wearing unevenly or that the brake fluid has been contaminated with foreign matter. A collapsed brake hose could also cause this type of problem.
Soft brake pedal
Ideally, the brake pedal should stop about one to three inches from the floor when you press on it. If you notice a softer resistance in the brake pedal, or if it sinks all the way to the floor, this indicates a serious problem with your brake system. Potential causes include air or moisture in the system, or a broken/leaking master cylinder. http://bit.ly/2ksKIaa