At My Car Check, we know only too well how exciting it can be buying that new or used car in your favourite colour. We also know how many hours you have probably spent agonising over the right colour choice for you new car and whether or not the colour you have finally decided on is the right one.
Well thankfully – mycarcheck.com has a small amount of useful advice.
Before driving off in your new car – there are one or two factors that that you need to consider.
Recent research has show that birds are more likely to deposit their droppings on red, blue and black cars – over their white, grey, silver and green counterparts. And If you are planning on reselling your car after two or three years of ownership – then you might want to consider getting a white one, because believe it or not – the actual colour of the vehicle you choose will reflect on its resale value later on when it’s time to upgrade.
We could of course look at this in a statistical sort of way by using buying or searching trends. For instance, the top five vehicle colours of 2016 were; Black, Silver, White, Blue and Grey.
There is more too; data shows that actually the most popular colour across the colour scale is Black – with 22.68% of people searching for a new or used car in that particular colour. Next up was Sliver with; 20.93% followed closely by Blue at 16.89%.
So, as you can see not many people searched for a car based on Brown, Cream or Red – so what does this tell us? Well really nothing, apart from if you have a Brown car it is less likely to sell than say a Black one.
Recent figures released from The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders, shows us that White was the most popular colour for new cars for the fourth year running – followed by Black, Grey and Blue, all of which show a marginal increase. Interestingly though Grey had the most at 13%.
There was also some data from the same organisation that showed Multi-coloured cars were more likely to be written off or stolen, with White & Black showing (21.2% of those checked) followed by Black & Silver at (5.5% of those checked) So all round having a car multi-coloured is not such a good idea after all.
Whatever colour of car you choose to buy, you can rely on Mycarcheck.com to give you the latest up to date information on colour trends and what’s hot – and what’s not so hot when it comes to buying a new or used car.
Remember; the colour you choose now does not guarantee it will be a winner when you come to sell it on – but what this information does show us all is that certain colour trends do have an impact on sales. The more popular colour car you have – means the more likely you are to sell it – whereas the same information has shown us that some colours have a very unhappy trend.
The next time you are considering buying a new or used car you might want to ask mycarcheck.com
what’s trending in the market place before you decide to buy.
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