Deciding to sell your car is a big decision and usually, if it’s your first sale, there are a few things you might want to consider before putting a price tag on it. You don’t have to break the bank to achieve this either. A few simple tips can make all the difference between making the sale and not. By doing this you can add to your car’s value.
Some things worthy of note will be, if you are selling your car privately, having a clean and spotless car can help add to the appeal for any potential buyers. Most buyers are most interested in investing in cars that need minimal to no work it’s a no-brainer.
Here are some tips to to help you to get the best price for your car:
1. Deep Clean
Even though this may seem obvious but having a clean and clutter free car that smells good can really help when you are selling your car. Simply remove all clutter and rubbish inside the car. Scrub off any dirt and make sure you remove any drying marks on the paintwork. Also, clean all windows, especially the windscreen.
2. Check the Essentials
It is important to make sure all the essentials of your car are working as they should be. Before selling your car you should check your tyres are inflated correctly, oil level, brake fluid level and all the basic electrics are working as they should be eg. lamps & lights.
3. Minor Repairs
Ensuring any minor repairs are fixed can help the value of your car when you are selling. Touch up any chips or scratches to the paintwork. If your windscreen is chipped this can usually be repaired under your insurance at no cost to you. If your car needs a set of mats or seat covers, these can be cheap to by online and will help your car look its best.
4. Tyre Shine
When you are washing your car also pay attention to the wheels. Tyre black / shine will darken the wheels and help with the overall look of the car.
5. Scratches and Dents
Small scratches and dents can be repaired quite easily. Most minor paint scratches can be buffed out and can help if you are trying to improve your car’s value. If there is major bodywork that needs fixing it may not be cost-effective to do this but if you are unsure, consult a professional or your mechanic.
Even if you think your car is a piece of junk, you still want to make it look presentable. Remember the phrase one man’s trash is another man’s treasure? Well, the same applies to your vehicle. Just paying attention to these tips and following through could potentially improve how quickly you sell your car and how much.
Goodluck with your sale and do not forget to advertise wisely. Happy selling.