How to park your car with resale in mind

Carparks are notorious for creating dings, dents and scratches in your car and these marks are not ideal if you are considering selling your car in the near or distant future.

However, there are a few tips and tricks to protect your car and keep it safe.

Consider your parking space at home

While it is best to park your car in a garage or carport when at home, this is not always possible. If you need to park it on the street, make sure that you choose a well-lit spot so it will be easily visible. This will deter thieves.

You may also want to avoid parking under branches or power lines. Birds can leave unwanted droppings that can damage your car’s paint job.

Take precautions in public parking areas

If you are leaving your car in a public park, choose one that is well lit with plenty of traffic around it. This will reduce the chance of opportunist thieves trying to take advantage. If you can select one with CCTV or security guards that will provide you with extra peace of mind.

Check your back seat

Before leaving your car anywhere, whether it be on the street outside a friends house or in a car park, it is essential to ensure you make sure you have removed all belongings. Anything too visible can make your car an obvious target for opportunist thieves, who can cause damage to your car. This can make it harder to sell in future, particularly if it is costly to fix.

Reverse carefully

When you are backing out of a car parking space make sure to take extra care to look behind your car as there could be another car or pedestrians behind you. If you crash you will  damage to your car, making it harder to sell in the future.