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How to Increase Your Car’s Resale Value

Whether you’re looking to sell your current or old vehicle yourself, or trade it in here at Ultimate Motors for something newer and shinier, you want to be sure you get the most out of your sale. Before selling your vehicle, there are a few things that you can do here and there, some small, others large, that can give your vehicle’s resale value a nice boost.

Of course, you don’t want to stick more money into improving your old vehicle than you can expect to get from it, but making a few fixes here and there can help your vehicle sell faster and for more. Being able to brag about your vehicle’s new brakes or high-quality wheels can go a long way when showing it off to a potential buyer.

Overall, the sale of your vehicle depends on its quality and upkeep. Here are a few things that can be worthwhile to fix when it comes to selling a used vehicle, especially a luxury model.

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Young man cleaning his car outdoors.Man with a microfiber wipe the car polishing.Windshield cracks/chips

When a potential buyer sees a crack or other damage on the windshield, they’re likely to mentally knock a hefty amount off the price of the vehicle. Simply fixing the windshield is a good way to avoid this.

Replace Headlights/Taillights

Easy and inexpensive to replace, headlights and taillights are important to buyers.


If your buyer knows what they’re doing, the tires of your vehicle are going to be one of the first things they check out. So if your treads are worn or uneven, it’s better to switch them out with new tires, otherwise, expect to give out a significant discount on the vehicle as a whole.


Brakes are a vital part of a vehicle, and having newly installed brake pads can do a lot to increase your vehicle’s value.

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Dents, Dings, and Scratches

Noticeable dings and scratches can take a major toll on your vehicle’s value. When a potential buyer looks at a scratch or dent, they see a trip to a body shop. You can save them the trouble, and make some extra money by just having them fixed by yourself.

Have any tips of your own for improving your car’s resale value? Let us know in the comments below! And if you have any questions or are interested in selling your car here at Ultimate Motors, feel free to give us a call or contact us online!