Get the Most Value out of your Car
Aside from a house, your car is one of the biggest investments you make. Unfortunately it’s going to depreciate no matter what, but in the mean time you should be getting the most value out of your vehicle. This could mean anything from small car improvements to driving your car while using it to get a car title loan at the same time. Whatever the make and model, here are some tips on how to get the most out of your vehicle.
1. Clean your Car
Before we even begin with anything else, the first thing you need to do to get more value out of your car is to get rid of any junk in the trunk and give your car a deep clean. Stop using your car as a storage space, throw away any trash and grab a hose and a vacuum to clean the inside and the outside of your car.
This is not only about you and your passengers enjoying a clean car, but about its MPG. The weight of any extra stuff in your vehicle can really add up to affect your car’s mileage, handling, braking distance, etc. Getting the most value out of your car means getting the most miles per gallon.
Cleaning the exterior and interior of your car is also important to maintain its condition. Especially if you live somewhere where they salt the road in the winters, car washes are important to avoid rust, a value killer, on the exterior.
2. Check your Tires
According to the US Department of Energy, every number the PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) drops in the pressure of the tires is going to lower your car’s gas mileage by 0.4 percent. To avoid this, check your tire pressure regularly. Inflate them when you need to so that your tires are always at the manufacturer’s recommended PSI.
If your tires need to be replaced, it is important that you do even if it isn’t cheap. New tires are one of the best ways to both improve the performance and appearance of your car.
Get your tires rotated and balanced, and your alignment checked. You can make your tires last longer by getting them rotated and balanced. Your alignment is also important and easily fixed if it’s off.
3. Service your Car
When the check engine light comes on shouldn’t be the only time you visit a garage. Regular and preventative maintenance can help your maintain the value of your car and prevent more expensive repairs down the line. Taking care of your car means taking care of the engine, exhaust, brakes, lights, tires, interior, etc.
Check your car’s owner’s manual for the specific recommendations (they’re there for a reason) for what it needs and when. This includes how to check the fluids, when to change the oil, oil filter, engine air filter and what types are best.
4. Store your Car Right
It’s important to take care of your car when you’re not driving it, too. When going unused, make sure your car is covered (and indoors if possible) to prevent prolonged exposure to sun, heat, cold, snow and animals. When leaving your car sit for an extended period, make sure you start it every so often to keep the battery fresh.
5. Consider a Car Title Loan
An auto title loan might be able to help you get the most out of your car when it comes to money, without selling it. When you need a loan, you can use the value of your vehicle to get it.
Auto Title Loans at LoanMart
If you own a car and have the ability to repay a loan, you may be able to qualify for a car title loan at LoanMart. Car title loans are a great solution to get money more quickly and easily than with traditional loans. You might be able to get approval and receive your money in as little as the next business day1—and you don’t even need a great credit score to qualify.
The key? Your car. Auto title loans are a type of secured loan that uses your vehicle as collateral. So you can use the money you have already put in your vehicle to secure a loan.
Fill out the form online or give us a call to apply. With just some basic information about you and your car, you can find out if you’re pre-approved right away. A LoanMart representative will call you with a free quote. Then, if you want to continue, we’ll need some more information.
For final approval, we need to see some paperwork like your vehicle’s title, proof of residency (piece of mail), identification (driver’s license) and proof of income (paycheck stub).
We’ll also need some photos to verify the condition of your car to make sure it matches up with the original details you gave.
Your LoanMart representative will tell you how to send it all to us.
Once we have all of the information, your LoanMart agent will let you know if you have final approval for a loan and for how much. If you want to take out the loan, we’ll place a lien on your car’s title to “hold” it as collateral, while you can get your money and keep driving your car while repaying the loan.
We’ll send you your money, then you will have 12-36 months to pay it back at a competitive interest rate. And, the LoanMart team will be here to help you with any concerns throughout the entire life of your loan.
At LoanMart, you can pay off your car title loan as early as you want because we have absolutely no prepayment penalties.
Once your loan is paid off, we will simply release the lien we placed on your car’s title. It’s easy.
At LoanMart, we want to help you find the best solution to help you get the most out of your car and to make the best of a tough financial situation. Let’s get started. Apply now or call us at 855-422-7412.