A BMW isn’t like other vehicles. A BMW is an investment. But like any vehicle, the resale value of a BMW tends to live in a perpetual state of decline, especially within its first few years. But with a proactive strategy, you can preserve the value of your Bimmer beyond the Blue Book figures. Of course oil changes and regular maintenance are essential, but for a luxury car like a BMW, they may not be enough. Below, we’ll show you the top ways to go above and beyond when it comes to persevering your Bimmer’s value.
Unquestionably, the OE carpeting of your BMW will be the first area to take a hit. This is just caused by daily driving, so the first area you’ll notice wear in will probably be where you rest your heel while you push on the gas. It’s likely that your BMW dealer provided carpeted floor mats on the house, but while they might look nice at first they are not built to last. Aftermarket all-weather floor mats come laser-measured to fit your year and sub-model exactly, and these durable, rubberized liners will easily last as long as your Bimmer itself. Custom-made BMW 3 floor mats, for example, fit the 3-series perfectly and provide superior protection for the vehicle’s floors.
BMW is proud of their proprietary SensaTec material, as well as genuine leather options of their seats. And yet, as owners of older BMWs will tell you, the stitch points and seams will break down over time and are one of the first points of depreciation that will be clearly visible. But with custom-fitting BMW seat covers, you can protect your OE material with a form fitting material that will look like professional reupholstery. Available materials like neoprene or leatherette offer a high-quality and sporty look to your BMW.
Keeping your BMW’s finish in good shape is something you should be constantly proactive about whether you park outside on the street or inside of a climate-controlled garage. Rain and UV-rays will dullen your finish outside, and the atmospheric moisture found inside can also weaken the finish of your Bimmer. But a made-to-order BMW car cover, whether it’s designed for indoor or outdoor use, will prevent outside moisture from coming through while allowing trapped moisture inside to escape.
Finally, if you’ve ever seen a cracked dashboard, you know that nothing can make you doubtful of a vehicle’s condition like cosmetic damage on the dash. And if you’ve ever priced it, then you know replacing or refinishing a dashboard can be one of the most expensive repairs you can do in your interior. That’s why it’s essential to prevent dash damage from ever occurring with a custom-made dashboard cover. These protective layers are available in premium materials like suede or velour to bring a new touch of elegance to your BMW.
Keeping your BMW in great shape is one of the joys of owning a BMW. Retaining as much resale value as possible is great and can really come in handy but having a BMW that looks as nice as can be has its own rewards as well.