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Fleets running light commercial vehicles are being advised to equip their vehicles with additional factory options to attain the highest resale prices.

However, before ticking the options list, managers are also advised to calculate whether the additional cost of buying and running options such as air conditioning will make them worthwhile.

While options such as twin side doors, air conditioning, climate control, satellite navigation and front and rear parking sensors make an LCV more attractive at auction, they must repay the investment.

However, Manheim said that in some circumstances, well chosen options are proving to be a wise investment.

“Twin side doors as a factory option are currently adding between £500 and £1,000 to sale values depending on the make, model and other factory options fitted,” said Alex Wright, commercial vehicle sales director at Manheim.

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