Whenever we think about purchasing a new car, it’s difficult not to remember a common warning. Don’t spend a fortune on your vehicle. You’ll lose most of that money in a few years, thanks to the joys of depreciation. You also shouldn’t forget that if you’re not careful, depreciation can occur a lot faster than it should. For instance, if you don’t look after your vehicle, you’ll find it loses value far more rapidly. That said, there are ways, to make sure your next car purchase is an investment rather than a loss. If you do this, you’ll be able to sell the car on and make money from the sale. But you can only do this if you make the right decisions when making a purchase. There are a few ways you can start making sure your next car is an investment rather than a waste.