Imagine how amazing it feels to drive home in a 2019 MINI Clubman. You’ll vow to take care of this car to make sure it never gets dirty. But slowly, before you know it, you’ll become less and less protective of it. We’re here to tell you that the longer you take care of your car to keep it in it’s pristine condition, the more it could pay off financially in the long-run.

The condition you keep your car in is one of the major factors that decide its value. Other factors you have less control over, like increased mileage and time that passes.

As much as you can try to avoid never spilling anything in your car, it’s likely that you’ll have a snack or coffee every once in a while. Although we know we can’t always avoid dropping crumbs or spilling drinks, it’s important to take care of the problem right after it happens instead of putting it off for later. Another way you can protect the interior of your car is to try covering your major surfaces. Floor mats and seat covers will drastically decrease what reaches your car’s interior.

Not only does food and drink affect the look of your car’s interior, but the sun can be a major factor as well. Overexposure to the sun’s rays causes colors to fade. The excessive heat it produces can cause all kinds of problems, not the least of which is warping.

If you drive your vehicle often, we suggest getting into a routine schedule of vacuuming the interior, wiping down surfaces, and taking out any grabage that has accumulated. Try to aim to do this at least once a month. Of course, be sure to stay on top of regular car washes and waxes as well.

At Orlando MINI, we want to help you keep the resale value of your vehicle as high as possible, and by maintaining the interior of your car, you’re doing just that. Contact Orlando MINI today if you have any more questions!