In the last post, I talked a LOT about the 2017 Hyundai Elantra and how it’s stunning new redesign makes use of its already existing award-winning profile, and added cutting edge tech and…legroom. So much more legroom!
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is definitely the mid-sized compact that you want to invest in – it has everything you could possibly want with a zippy 147 HP engine to boot!
But let’s face it, the years will pass, and you’ll want to upgrade to the next great Hyundai, and that 2017 Hyundai is going to be your best deal for a good trade in! I was asking the folks at Hyundai of Athens how to best maximize the resale value of your 2017 Hyundai Elantra, and the answers were all things you can just do daily, little by little, to keep your car in tip-top shape and get the most bang for your buck at trade-in time. Let’s look at the top 4;
Keep it Clean
Have you ever noticed those people who seem to be constantly washing their vehicles? Even if it’s been raining out? They’re not crazy; they’re smart as a fox! Keeping the dirt off the paint of your 2017 Hyundai Elantra protects the shiny topcoat and helps stop fading or sun damage. After all, the paint is usually the first thing people see when they go to purchase a used car, and you never get a second chance to make that first impression!
Stay on Top of Maintenance
Let’s face it, here in Atlanta we all have things to do and places to go – it’s easy to decide that just a few hundred more miles after the due date for an oil change won’t hurt – you have plans for the weekend! But that slippery slope means you may put it off for another weekend, then another, and then you’re 6,000 miles past due and hey? What’s that knocking sound in the engine? Not keeping up with the easy maintenance can lead to bigger issues down the road!
If you want to impress potential buyers, or the dealership, show up with a folder that holds every single receipt for every single service you’ve had done to your car. This is the kind of paper trail that makes it nearly impossible for anyone to try to haggle you down because they ‘don’t know how well you’ve maintained the vehicle.’ Pfffft! You know, and it’s right there in black and white! Sale = made!
Deep Clean the Interior
Besides keeping your interior as free of garbage and spilled food as you can (I know, nearly impossible with kids, right?) Once every six months take it into a full-service car wash and pay to get your carpets deep cleaned and the interior detailed. This will get rid of any unexpected stains or smells, and take care of any oily fingerprints on the console. What use is a shiny paint job if your car smells terrible on the inside!?
Let’s say it’s 2022 and you’re ready to trade up! When you show up to Hyundai of Athens in your 2017 Hyundai Elantra with all the maintenance and care having been put into practice – they won’t believe their eyes! They may not even believe you’ve ever driven this car for more than a day over the past few years – it’s just that clean!
With some of the best new Hyundai deals in town, great factory incentives, and a professional Hyundai finance team who knows the value of a dollar and how hard you work for it, when they see this clean ride you can be sure they’ll give you the best return on your investment!