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How to Maintain the Value Of Your Vehicle

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Buying a car is a big investment and the value of that investment starts to depreciate the moment you drive the car off the lot. Padron Automotive, LLC wants you to maintain the value of your vehicle for as long as possible. Follow these simple rules to protect your investment and enjoy your car for years to come.

Keep it covered

The best place for your vehicle is your garage. The outside elements can speed up the wear and tear on your car’s exterior. If you don’t have a garage we recommend that you at least park under a carport or cover your vehicle with a car cover whenever possible.

Stay on top of maintenance

Regular oil changes and tune-ups are the most important things you can do to maintain your vehicle’s value and integrity. A well-maintained car will always resell for more than one that hasn’t been serviced on a regular basis. Talk to the experts at Padron Automotive, LLC to create a maintenance schedule that is customized to your vehicle and driving habits.

Say no to smoking

Smoking in your car may seem harmless, but it can bring the value of your car way down. Not only does the smell of cigarette smoke linger and stick in the upholstery, but also poses a  burning risk. And nobody wants to pay top dollar for a car with cigarette burns in it.

Avoid eating in your car

We all find ourselves needing to grab a quick bite to eat when we are in a rush, but if you can avoid eating in your car, you should. Spills and stains can cause damage to your upholstery and diminish your vehicle’s value.

Keep it clean

Washing your car on a regular basis and waxing at least twice a year will protect your paint job and your investment. The same goes for your vehicle’s interior. Use a product like Armor All to wipe down your dashboard and console area and clean up spills as soon as they happen.

Don’t put off repairs

It may be tempting to avoid dealing with that check engine light or the strange noise coming from under your hood, but putting off repairs only puts your car at risk. Anytime you suspect something is off with your vehicle you should bring it into Padron Automotive, LLC for an inspection. Our team of automotive experts will accurately diagnose and repair the issue and get you back out on the road.

Padron Automotive, LLC wants to help you maintain the value of your vehicle by offering honest, reliable, and efficient auto service and repair. Call us today to make an appointment and see why we are Topeka’s hometown auto repair shop of choice.