BMW fans - how to maximise the resale value of your pride and joy

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If you’re a proud BMW owner, you’ll understandably want to keep your pride and joy looking and operating at its best. As well as getting the most out of your luxury wheels, this will also help to maximise the resale value when you decide to upgrade to a newer model. Read on for our top five tips on how to secure the best possible resale price for your BMW:

Service your car regularly

They key to keeping your BMW in tip-top condition is to take it in for regular servicing, even when everything appears to be in good working order. Not only will this boost the resale value of the vehicle but it will also ensure that you enjoy optimal performance throughout you time together. While it is possible to enlist the services of a professional mechanic, BMW Service Inclusive packages offer owners complete peace of mind that their luxury vehicle is being serviced by certified BMW experts. With a choice of coverage for five years of 50,000 miles, BMW Service Inclusive offers owners the flexibility to choose a plan that best suits their individual needs. MOT Protect ensures your vehicle will pass mandatory government checks while the flexibility to transfer remaining benefits to a subsequent owner adds even more value to an early resale.

Interior detailing

First impressions are everything and if your car’s interior isn’t spick and span, you could instantly knock of a few hundred pounds from the resale value. Enlisting the help of a professional interior car cleaner before you put your BMW on the market will instantly give your car a pristine ‘like new’ look.

Keep all records and receipts

Whenever your car undergoes any maintenance or repairs, it’s advisable to hang onto the receipts. These can then be presented to any potential new buyers as proof that work has been carried out on a regular basis. As well as adding value to the car, it will also give the new buyer peace of mind that they are securing a good deal that will pass its first MOT with flying colours.

Avoid customisation

While you may love the look of lowered suspension or a tailor made dashboard, the chances are that a new buyer may not feel the same way. This could instantly jeopardise resale value or even halt the sale altogether. Not to mention the fact that you may not make back any money that you have spent on the work. If you can’t resist the urge to customise your wheels, make sure you save any original parts and offer new buyers the chance to return the vehicle to its original condition.

Wash and wax on a regular basis

As well as keeping your BMW looking sleek and shiny, regular wash and wax jobs will also help to upkeep the paintwork and prevent and rust or flaking. Cleanliness is also associated with care so make sure that you give your BMW a thorough soak and polish before showing it off to any prospective buyers. If you can’t find the time to do it yourself, there are plenty of car washes and specialised retailers that will get the job done quickly and efficiently.


By following these five simple steps, you can make sure that you receive the best possible resale price for your BMW.


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  • Alberto Piqueras Ramos

    Considero que el BMW M3, hoy es el mejor y versátil auto de turismo que ofrece el mercado mundial, pues se puede adaptar a cualquier servicio que se le pida, a tal
    punto que el mío llegará a fines de octubre 2.014, en color Naranja con tapizado Naranja al tono.

    Saludos.

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