When buying a new car, plan to watch the cost climb as you add more options. The MSRP of a car on a dealership lot covers only the basic features. You will be surprised at how much the price will escalate when you add a moon roof, navigation, or park assist.

Similar rules will apply to the car you are currently driving. While it is normal for the value of a car to depreciate over the years, you can maintain its worth if you customize it with various add-ons.

Your car will leave the dealership fully equipped with all the options you paid for, but you can still add an array of popular aftermarket accessories to make your car as comfortable, fancy, or functional as you wish. These add-ons will increase your car’s value.

Many people add accessories to put a personal signature on their car. Others do it to improve their car’s performance. Whatever your motive, here are a few enhancements to consider:

  • Alloy wheels – These are among the most popular and easy-to-add aftermarket upgrades. They enhance a car’s performance and value.
  • Performance suspension packages – This suspension package will make every ride as smooth as possible, regardless of how bumpy the road is. It provides both safety and comfort, allows you to maintain correct vehicle ride height, and controls the car’s direction of travel.
  • Backup cameras – Backup cameras are now standard features on most new vehicles, but if your car came without one, it’s not too late. You can still install aftermarket backup cameras for safety.
  • Dash cameras – These are popular aftermarket car additions. They come with a built-in recorder and GPS device. The dash camera will provide first-hand evidence in the event of a car accident, clearly identifying which driver is at fault.

When you upgrade your vehicle, you can enjoy a better driving experience while nudging up your car’s resale value. If you are looking at used cars in Utah, don’t be discouraged if you don’t see everything you want. If you find a car you like but that lacks a few bells and whistles, there are plenty of opportunities for adding features later.