When you purchase a new car, if you are planning to resell it in the future, there are some colors to avoid while others are better resellers. But do you know which colors are the best or worst? Here are the tricks for car colors for resell value.
Colors to avoid – Red. Many people mistakenly believe that red cars cost more to insure, which Is not actually true. But it does mean fewer people consider a red car when purchasing a used one. There is also the belief that red carts get stopped for speeding more often than other color cars, because the flashy red is more noticeable, which is another reason people tend to avoid it.
You should also avoid trendy colors, such as yellow or purple. While a certain shade might be popular this year, in three years the color will probably be unpopular and will date the car and lower the resale value.
Best colors for reselling – black and silver. These colors are both very popular when people are looking for used cars. White is also very popular, however white cars tend to sell better in the summer months than in the winter months, since many people in hot climates like the idea of white reflecting heat, so keep that in mind if you are thinking about reselling during the summer months.
Of course, you might get a wicked deal on a vehicle that is not your first choice, or not necessarily a color that will resell as well. But that savings is immediate, and could make up the difference by far when it comes to resale, so don’t discount that great deal on a red car, simply because it is red.