When it comes to buying a new or pre-owned car, there are many decisions to be made and options to consider. From which model in the range is best for you to window tinting, paint protection, extended warranties and luxury features. It can be overwhelming to navigate what is worth investing in and what isn’t.

Upgrading to a higher model is a tempting option for many car buyers. With more features and amenities, it can add value to the car in terms of resale and performance. However, it’s essential to consider your budget and needs before making a decision. You don’t want to break the bank for features you may never use.

Window tinting is worth considering, as it offers multiple benefits. Not only does it reduce the amount of heat that enters the car, it also protects the interior from sun damage due to blocking UV Rays. It reduces glare while driving and adds a stylish look to the car.

Paint Protection transforms the vehicles surfaces into super hydrophobic coating providing a highly repellent finish that gives a permanent mirror finish, allowing the car’s appearance to remain as new for longer, which improves the resale value and ownership experience.

Extended warranties provide peace of mind by offering additional coverage for repairs beyond the standard warranty periods. There are many options when considering which warranty to choose. It is always best to read the terms and conditions to understand fully what is and what isn’t covered.

Finally, luxury features such as heated leather seats, larger touch screens, high end sound systems and sunroofs add value in terms of luxury and comfort, making them more desirable; which in turn improves resale value. 

Incorporating the finer things in life will increase your pride in ownership and enhance your enjoyment while driving. Whether they are needed is another matter.

Buying a new car can be a daunting task. Weighing up the cost against value proposition comes down to the individual. It’s essential to consider your budget and needs, however, spoiling yourself with a few of the finer things in life is always nice.


Christopher Makin is the General Sales Manager at Bundaberg Motor Group, featuring nine brands and a large range of quality used cars.