New research from EurotaxGlass’s, the publisher of Glass’s Guide, has found that a comprehensive clean inside and out can add up to £600 to the value of a used car.
The news coincides with Car Care Week which is sponsored by car care product manufacturer Autoglym as part of its campaign to help motorists safeguard the condition and value of their cars.
We have noticed that the public are taking more care of their cars than ever before," commented observant Autoglym CEO Paul Caller.
"Those seeking to sell a used car realise that every penny counts in the current economic climate, and taking the time to treat the car to a good quality wash and polish can add hundreds of pounds to the re-sale value."
Autoglym has come up with a list of car care tips to help consumers get a better price for their used car.
The company advises that car owners wash their wheels first by using a stiff brush to shift brake dust.
It is also best to thoroughly rinse your car before washing as "any grit particles can scratch paintwork as you start to wash".
Written by Trevor Coffee