Take Care of Your Car’s Interior
If you want to maintain the value of your new 2018 Toyota Tacoma for as long as possible, you’ll need to keep it in good condition. At Toyota of Newnan, near Atlanta, GA, we want to make sure you realize this extends beyond just mechanical performance. The appearance of your car matters as well, and not just the exterior.
The reality of depreciation is that – no matter what you do, a car is going to lose value over time. While you cannot halt this process completely, a well-tended to car will depreciate slower than a poorly tended to car. Just make sure you take care of the interior as well as you take care of the exterior.
Cars tend to become mini mobile homes where we drink our coffee and grab a quick sandwich for lunch. No one tries to spill things, but they still occur all the same. If your schedule permits it, consider making your car a no food or drink zone and save yourself some cleanup. Furthermore, if you smoke in your car regularly, not only will it create a lingering smell, it will tarnish your interior surfaces as well.
Fortunately, there are some things you can do a touch less drastic than a full-on lifestyle change. If you can’t prevent the spills, protect against them by covering the surfaces you can. Mats, seat covers, anything you can find to create an easier to clean barrier will be great.
Also, think about investing in a sun shade. The light from the sun can be harmful and wash out the natural colors of your interior. Worse yet, the heat can deform your panels, consoles, and even leather.
Don’t let the value of your vehicle slip away. As your pre-owned Toyota dealership, we here at Toyota of Newnan hope you get great value from your vehicle whether you sell it or not.