An Old VW Golf Can Last (Almost) Forever With The Right Care

An Old VW Golf Can Last (Almost) Forever With The Right Care

If you’re looking for a great second-hand car, there are two things that you want to be paying close attention to. Firstly, the actual price of the vehicle compared to its value – a cheap car might seem like a fantastic investment, but it’s a terrible purchase if it’s threatening to collapse as soon as you drive it. And secondly, how you can best take care of the vehicle so that you don’t have to buy a new car in a few months’ time. At the sweet spot where both criteria meet, you will find the car that is right for your needs. If you’re planning on an easy-going, not overly expensive but yet still valuable car, then you might want to pick a used Volkswagen Golf

A valuable purchase

A lot of cars fall into a depreciating cycle within a few years of their purchase as a new vehicle. Vauxhall is a renowned manufacturer of cars that lose their value the quickest. German manufacturers, on the other side, can keep their value for a very long time. BMW, Volkswagen, and Audi are high quality German cars that suffer from only 15% to 18% depreciation within the first year. One of the most popular German cars, the Golf, is not only a great family motor but it stays strong and valuable as a used vehicle against its two luxury German competitors.

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The basic car care

Admittedly, with a second-hand car, you need to give considerable attention to your car care routine, especially if you’re planning on keeping the vehicle for several years. When new vehicles are still under warranty for two to seven years after purchase, a used vehicle needs to be checked on a regular basis following advice. Wheels and tyres are a basic, but you can damage your suspension if you drive on abnormally low profile tyres. Looking after the paintwork is another crucial routine, especially if you want to avoid any risk of rust.

Never skip a service

The best way to ensure that your Golf is always fit for the road is to keep your service appointments, year after year. While Golfs are easy cars to look after – especially if you’ve got a fair understanding of mechanics, then you could service it yourself – it’s best to rely on professional service centers such as to inspect your vehicle and check for all mechanical and engine-related requirements. Skipping a service with a used vehicle can be the difference between a safe journey and an accident. So keep your Golf on top

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Be prepared for frequent but easily fixable issues

Golfs, while they’re reliable cars, are not without issues. The most common problem is related to corrosion around the front wheel arches and is known as a manufacturer’s mistake. If you’re considering the purchase of an old vehicle and notice rust, know that VW has a corrosion warranty on all vehicles under 12-year-old.

From claiming a free repair on a corroded wheel arch to keeping track of all services religiously, there isn’t much you need to do to keep your Golf on the road. In fact, if you take good care of your used car, you may even be able to resell it at a decent price too!

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