Why Detailing Your Car Will Increase Your Resale Value

By: Castlegar Toyota   |   13 Mar 2017   |   Leave A Comment
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Planning on selling your vehicle? Before you make a sale, there are a few things you need to do to ensure you get the maximum value for your car, truck or SUV.

For starters, take a good look at it, starting with the outside. Are there any scratches or dents in the door, or cracks in the windshield? Now, take a look at the inside. Is there an embarrassing amount of personal belongings, old takeout containers, or work-related things?

Just as an open house attracts potential homeowners to buy an old home, people won’t be interested in buying your used Toyota vehicle if it’s not particularly easy on the eyes. While you can get a head start on removing any garbage and doing a bit of vacuuming, the easiest way to get the job done is by booking a custom auto detailing appointment. Besides the obvious car wash, vehicle detailing takes care of areas you might not even think to look.

So, what is vehicle detailing, and why should you do it before you sell?

Stand Out From the Crowd

Vehicle detailing, in short, is the process of cleaning and restoring your vehicle to like-new condition. The process requires the work of certified professionals, who have extensive knowledge and training of the methods and products involved. Selling your vehicle is a business transaction. Like any type of business, there’s usually a competitor, and in this case, there are always other Toyota cars, trucks, and SUVs for sale. So, how do you get the most resale value out of your vehicle? It starts with how it looks. Your vehicle’s overall appearance is a good indication of the kind of condition it’s in.

Auto detailing takes the hassle out of prepping your vehicle, but it’s also a nice surprise for any interested buyers. The cleanliness and impressive outcome will show these buyers that you value your vehicle, and they’ll be much more willing to fairly negotiate when the vehicle is in remarkable condition.

What Does Vehicle Detailing Include?

When you choose to enlist the professional services of our auto detailers here at Castlegar Toyota, you can expect to enjoy the following six VIP service treatment(s) on your vehicle:

Complete Wash: Includes: Clay/fallout removal, spot cut polish, machine polish, machine wax, wheel clean, motor wash, trim and tire shine, chrome shine, vacuum, shampoo carpets, mats, seats and headliner, dash, door jams, detailed cleaning, dressing, windows/mirrors, and deodorizing.

Gold Wash: Includes: clay/fallout removal, machine polish, wheels, tire trim/shine, vacuum, shampoo carpets, mats, seats, dash, door jams, detailed cleaning, dressing, windows/mirrors.

Silver Wash: Includes: wax, light fabric clean, tire dress, vacuum, door jams, dash detail, clean/dress, windows.

Full Interior: vacuum, shampoo, seats, door jambs, windows, dash detailing, cleaning and dressing.

Full Exterior: Includes: Clay/fallout removal, dry, wheels, machine polish, machine wax, trim/tire dressing.

Seasonal: Includes: hand dry, dress tires, vacuum, windows cleaned.


Are you getting ready to sell your vehicle? Get the most out of your used vehicle trade-in by booking a vehicle detailing appointment at Castlegar Toyota. Our friendly service professionals will transform your vehicle into like-new condition before your eyes. Call us today at 1-(877) 969-1929 or contact us online to reserve your spot.


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