If you decide it’s time to sell your vehicle, you are going to want to do as much as you can to find customers who are interested and to get the price you want for it. This means putting in a little work before you start advertising your car for sale, and ensuring that, when people come to see it and maybe take it for a test drive, it is in the best condition it can be. Read on to find out what you need to do to make your car ready to sell, and to make that sale quicker and more profitable too.
Unless you very clearly state in your advertisement that there are issues with the car, and list them out so the potential buyer knows what they are getting into, and unless you price the car to reflect the money the new owner is going to have to spend to put things right, you will need to get those problems fixed yourself.
It could be something as small as a broken tail light or a fault with a windshield wiper, in which case you might even be able to do the work yourself and it won’t cost you a lot even if you do take it to a mechanic. The same is true for any scratches or small dents and dings that are so easy to get when you’re just driving around.
If the problem is bigger, you will need to decide what to do. You can either spend the money to fix it and then sell it ensuring you price it with recouping your losses in mind, or you can advertise it as having a problem, as mentioned above. What you must not do is sell the car as though it is working perfectly if there is a major fault (or even a minor one).
Fixing the car will mean there is less room for a potential buyer to haggle, and you can get a better price, which means more money at the end of the transaction, allowing you to enjoy yourself at an online casino, buying something you’ve always wanted, getting a new car, or paying off some bills – the choice is yours.
If the idea of cleaning your car before you try to sell it seems like too much of a chore, think of it as though you were the buyer. When you go to see a vehicle that you are interested in purchasing, what would you think if you arrived to inspect it to find it dirty, inside and out? You might worry that the owner doesn’t take good care of the car, and that there are other things wrong with it that you’ll need to fix later on.
Not only that, but it won’t give the best impression of the car if it’s muddy on the outside and dusty on the inside – or worse. The best thing you can do is clean the car, inside and out, or take it to a valet cleaner to do it for you. The car will look great, and a buyer will be more likely to drive it away.