Modifications to your home – an extra bedroom, hardwood flooring and so on – can add to its value. But what about your car? Are there any changes you can make that can boost its resale value and net you a nice profit? Yes, there are a few beneficial modifications. For those planning to put their car up for sale, here are a few modifications that can justify a higher price tag.
1. Alloy rims
Most new cars nowadays come with alloy rims, but most older brands have steel rims. Alloy rims have several advantages; they last longer, they are lighter and they look better than steel rims. Additionally, installing alloy rims on your car allows your brakes to function better and last longer.
The most important thing is not to be too radical in the design of the rims you choose. Go with a style that is likely to be loved by most potential buyers.
2. Satellite navigation
Again, plenty of new cars come fitted with GPS navigation units though you might have to pay extra at the dealer’s for this. But if you have an older model, it most likely lacks satellite navigation. This is a crucial feature that most drivers are finding out they cannot live without.
Adding a GPS navigation unit to your car could increase its value by several hundred dollars even if you sell it a year or two down the line.
3. Seat upholstery
One important thing potential car owners look for is comfort. They will willingly pay more money if comfort is guaranteed. Fancy and expensive comfort features such as a high-end climate control system or a super expensive stereo system may cost you more money than they bring.
But a simple modification like reupholstering your seats will give you bigger returns. When reupholstering, consider changing from fabric covers to leather. Not only is it more comfortable, it also gives the car a luxurious, more expensive look. Additionally, leather lasts longer than fabric.
4. Scratches and dents
A few scratches or a minor dent on your car can drastically reduce its value. Deal with these before you put the car up for sale. For a little money, you can get the scratches and dents repaired and your car body looking as good as new. You can also give the entire body a wax polishing while you are at it.
First impressions matter a lot and your aim should be letting the car sell itself before you even open your mouth.
5. Reverse camera
Another feature that is becoming increasingly common. A reverse camera comes in handy when the driver is parking, ensuring that he or she does it safely. It is also a major safety feature in any situation where you need to reverse.
Potential buyers will easily pay more for a car with a reverse camera.
Commercial vehicle fitouts and shelving
Whether you want to make your commercial vehicle more valuable or just better for the job, we can help. Camco Industries specialises in ute accessories in New Zealand. We can help with winch installation, the addition of work benches and van shelving in New Zealand. Visit our website at www.camcoindustries.co.nz to see our full services and get a free quote.