Cars depreciate, whether we like it or not. One of the best ways to have your ute hold it’s value is to keep it in tip top condition, both by keeping it free from scratches and by keeping it purring under the hood. But what are some other ways?
Whether you’re looking to resell your ute now, or have just purchased a new ute and you want it to hold it’s value, we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to get more return on your investment.
1. Install a ute canopy
Adding a ute canopy to your ute makes the car a lot more useful. The canopy offers protection from the elements for the load that you’re carrying, a lockable exterior and a clean finish to the back of your car. Adding a quality ute canopy will add value to your ute.
2. Add a bull bar
If you’re out in roo country, or do any distance driving, then a bull bar is an essential piece of kit for your ute. Anyone planning on buying your ute from you will want to have a bull bar installed to protect them from critters jumping out in front of them too. With a bull bar already installed, it saves your buyer the cost of adding one – and so increases the value of your ute.
3. Schedule regular detailings
We all know that regular outside cleans help keep your ute in top condition, but do you do regular inside cleans? The inside of people’s utes can get pretty grubby, what with pie spills, muddy boots, and what not. If you’re not the type that can be bothered cleaning the inside of your ute yourself, schedule it in for regular detailing at the experts. Think of it like taking your ute in for a service – a must do activity.
4. Keep records of servicing
It might seem a little obvious, but you’d be surprised at how many people forget to do this! Keeping log books of services, along with receipts is a really good habit to get into. Potential buyers are far more likely to purchase the same car that has regular servicing records, than the one that doesn’t have them. Many garages offer their own log books, to help you keep track.
Your ute is an asset – and as such you should take care of it so that when it’s time for resale you’ll be able to fetch the highest price. More cash at resale means more cash in your pocket – maybe for your next new ute!