20. December 2017
The trade-in value of a vehicle is determined by how desirable it will be in the used car market. A vehicle that is in good shape, has an accident-free history, and hasn’t had multiple owners will have a higher trade-in value. One of the most important factors in the vehicle’s value whether or not it was properly maintained and serviced. If the owner of the vehicle had an extended auto warranty, it was likely serviced and maintained properly and regularly because the owner did not need to fret about the cost of maintenance and repairs.
When appraisers determine a vehicle’s value when it gets traded-in, they take many factors into consideration. They will look at whether or not maintenance was performed on a routine basis and also if and what major repairs were done on the vehicle. Vehicles under warranty generally have less mechanical issues since the owner did not worry about repair costs and got repairs and done right away. This is because the costs were covered by the auto warranty. Dealers want these vehicles to be sold on their lots since they are more reliable and reliability is important to consumers who want to buy a used vehicle.
If you want to ensure that your vehicle maintains a higher trade-in value, maintain it properly and regularly, as well as have necessary repairs performed right away. If you want to avoid any excessive service and repair costs, it is wise to purchase an extended auto warranty for your vehicle.