Good records may add to value

Keep records of all purchases!

You may have noticed a thread running through all the articles in this section – keep records of all purchases. This applies equally to maintenance records for your car (and for that matter a boat, personal water craft, etc.) Routine oil changes, following the manufacturer’s service schedule, rust proofing, tire rotation, and seasonal checks will all contribute to painting a picture of a well-maintained vehicle.

If you are diligent at looking after these possessions, your documentation may well result in your being able to convince the insurance company that the item was worth more than they estimated in the event you have to make a claim.