What do these safe car colours say about you

Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 16:19

A car colour may not shout out a lot about you, but it still says something about you. There will come a time when you will be shopping for a car and the price tag won’t be the only thing that you will be concerned about. Having a car that has a colour that is suitable for you is one thing, but should you be considering selling your car 2 to 3 years after purchasing it the colour will play a role in its ability to sell.

Australians like to play on the safe side

You can call it a timeless colour or even boring, but the most popular colour among Australians is white with 30% of our vehicles donning this colour. This colour stands out as a safe colour due to it being able to make your car visible in low-light conditions, but it could be an issue when conditions become foggy. White also works better when it comes to reselling your car, and it is a colour that doesn’t cost much when it comes to repainting a scratched surface.

Attention grabbers

It is very rare to spot these colours on the road, but when you do see them its hard not to look. Orange and yellow cars are usually colours that young people would go for or people who are extroverts and love standing out of the crowd. It does make it hard to maintain these car colours since not a lot of manufacturers offer cars in this colour, and it will be even hard to sell them on the used car market. However, when it comes to visibility and safety you can count on these cars to be the safest of all. After all, which driver wouldn’t be able to spot your bright colours in their mirrors?

Gleaming steel

Most Australians like keeping to their conservative colours. Youi conducted a survey revealing that the second most popular colour that Australians sided with was silver with 19.44% of our cars being silver. If you are looking for a car that has a good resale value, then silver is the way to go. Depending on the weather conditions your car can be visible in all its glimmering glory when the sun is out, but it can be hidden in rainy to foggy conditions. It is one of those colours that is most likely to be mistaken to be something else from afar.

All black

Black cars can be sleek and have a sense of sophistication to them, but these dark colours on the road can be dangerous. Due to its low-key colour black can easily blend on the road and are most likely to be involved in car accidents. In terms of its resale ability it would be harder to sell to a market that is dominated by Baby Boomers and beyond as this is the least bought colour among them. However, it will beat resales for bright coloured cars.

Whatever colour you choose to side with at the end of the day is up to you. Keep in mind that if you are not planning to keep the car on your hands for long, it is important that you select one that is in a colour that can be resold on the used car market.

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