Should You Say Yay or Nay to These 3 Vehicle Features?

Vehicles these days have a ton of bells and whistles.


It’s easy to get enamored with all the technology and blindly say you want it all.


But do you NEED it? Are the latest features worth the extra money you’ll spend to have them?


Another important question is if these special add-ons will affect your car’s resale value.


Let’s take a look at what’s worth it and what you can pass on.

1. Smart safety features

Individual manufacturers call these features by varying names. Whether it’s “driver assist” or “safety features,” the meaning is still the same – they’re meant to enhance your driving experience.


They exist to keep you engaged and help you avoid an accident. Some of them are important enough that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration goes so far as to recommend them.


Worth it? Yes.

Effect on resale value? These features will be viewed as benefits when you’re ready to sell.

2. Navigation systems

While onboard navigation is handy when your car is brand new, it can be a bit of a hassle when it needs periodic updating – usually necessitating a trip to the dealer.


With all the smartphone apps available today, it’s probably not worth the extra money.


But be sure to take full advantage of your car’s Bluetooth capabilities to stay safe while you’re navigating.


Worth it? No

Effect on resale value? Maybe. Buyers who are into technology may be willing to put up the extra dough for built-in navigation. On the other hand, it may be a deterrent for someone looking for a more basic model. 

3. Remote start

Winter in Ohio is cold. Period.


And the summers can get pretty toasty.


The ability to start your car and let it get warmed up or cooled off before you get in it is nearly priceless.


Worth it? Heck yes.

Effect on resale value? You shouldn’t have trouble finding a buyer who puts as much value on this convenience as you do.

You’ve got options with Serra

Whether you’re buying a Honda, Subaru, Acura, Mazda, or a Chevy, we’ve got all the options you could ever want.


Start by talking with a member of Serra Auto Park’s friendly sales staff and we’ll help you land on the vehicle that’s just right for you, with the options that are to-die-for.


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