How to Increase the Value of Your Car

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First impressions are just as important for cars as they are for people, so don't neglect the outer appearance of your car. A shiny car is worth a lot more money than a dull and dingy one, despite how easily cars can be washed. To immediately improve your car's value, wash your car with soap and water using a sponge or soft cloth. Make sure to avoid dish soaps, and instead use cleaning products specifically made for cleaning cars.

If you really want your car to shine like new, then you should try these extra steps:

  • Clean headlights with plastic polish
  • Clean windows using glass cleaner
  • Use an auto detailing clay bar to remove hidden dirt in paint
  • Apply a clear coat of wax to the paint using a microfiber cloth