5 Tips to Keeping Your Vehicle in Show Room Condition

You’ve worked hard to get your car. Whether you’re looking to eventually trade it in or not – you’ll want to keep it in good nick. That’s why it’s important to take out the Bidvest Insurance Scratch and Dent Insurance.

While cars are a necessary asset, they are a fast depreciating one. The average car depreciates 20% in value as you drive off the showroom floor. So just imagine what happens to your retail value as your car picks up dents and scratches from day to day use.

This is why it’s important to protect your resale value by keeping your car in showroom condition. Here are 5 tips to keep your car looking as good as new:

Wash your car with the right stuff

Spending all that time shining up your car might be counterproductive if you’re using the wrong cleaning aids. Certain sponges or rags can actually do more damage if they’re abrasive enough to leave behind micro scratches. Research and invest in the right equipment or let the professionals take care of the cleaning instead.

Avoid the tight parking bay

While it might be tempting to squeeze into that impossibly tight spot right by the entrance, rather park further away where there’s more room. A cramped bay often leads to damage from the vehicles around you. Don’t risk someone bumping your car with their open door or trolley. It’s always worth the slightly further walk to the entrance if it means you don’t have to navigate between jammed cars or awkward pillars.

Park undercover

A couple of extra bucks spent on underground or covered parking could save you more in the long run. Covered parking protects your car from all sorts of weather damage.

Keep a safe distance when driving

Respecting the rules of the road keeps both you and other drivers safe.  Reduce the risk of being hit by flying debris and stones by reducing your speed and keeping at least 3 cars’ length between your car and the one in front of you. There’s also less chance of fender benders if either you or another driver has to slam on the brakes.

Sort out scratches and dents as they happen.

A scrape or two is inevitable. Even with comprehensive insurance, the repair cost will usually fall into your excess amount and will have to be paid from your pocket. Further damage occurs when these scrapes and dents are not addressed in time. Simple dents and scratches can turn into rust disasters when left alone.

Consider the ideal solution to dent removal maintenance. Bidvest Insurance Scratch and Dent Insurance offers cover against those unavoidable scratches and dents to your car for a very affordable R109 per month. This policy helps improve the resale value of your car and helps protect your no claims bonus and cashback rewards on your comprehensive insurance.

Cover for you and for your car.

Bidvest Insurance offers a wide range of insurance products to meet both your personal and vehicular needs.

Insurance options for you:

  • Cyber Rescue
  • Legal Angel
  • Personal Accident Insurance

Insurance options for your car:

  • Scratch and Dent
  • Tyre Angel
  • Theftbuster Plus
  • Warranty
  • Driver Assist
  • Key Angel

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