How To Get The Right Price When Selling Your Car
Getting the right price for your car always seems to be the worry amongst a lot of car owners. There are many different options when it comes to selling your car.
You could either sell it privately, advertise publicly or go down the trade-in route with a dealer, like www.quickcashcars.co.uk for example.
So here’s a few helpful tips on how to pocket a sweet deal when giving up your motor.
Tip 1. Spring Clean.
Winter’s on its way out and soon Spring will arrive, so its time to swap those woolly gloves for a pair of rubber ones.
Cleaning your car before selling may seem painfully obvious, but you’d be surprised about how many owners think showing it off without any maintenance work will help them get the best price.
If you’re on the hunt for a new car, you’ll obviously be drawn to clean, fresh-smelling cars, even if you’re not keen on buying it.
I always find that sprinkling baking soda on the carpets and cloth seats helps tackle the grime that’s been building up over the years. If that doesn’t work, it’d be better to invest in some new car mats.
Making the car look professional is the way to go. So clear out the junkie glove compartment and leave behind the car manual. This way, it’ll feel just like a showroom car.
Tip 2. Safety Checks.
I’m sure if it was you, you’d want all the lights and electronics in the car you’re buying to be working when you go to test it out. So, in that case it’s detrimental that you check the electronics, brake pads, steering and transition.
Tip 3. Top Off The Fluids.
Long term driving on low or old oil actually knocks years of the engine, so make sure you top up the fluid levels – meaning: windshield wipers (front and back) and the antifreeze.
Tip 4. Sort Out The Dents And Scrapes.
General wear and tear on a car can prove costly, both repair-wise and sale-wise. Forget about repairing the damages yourself if you’re not adept, take it to an expert and iron out the creases.
Tip 5. Keep Your Records.
If you do have to pay for any damage repairs, keep copies of the receipts and invoices in the glove compartment to let the new driver know just exactly what was replaced.
Tip 6. Test Drive
This is where you can exercise your smooth salesmen skills. Chauffeur the potential buyers out and give them a good old fashioned run down of just how smooth and excellent the car feels. Emphasise the car’s features – quality radio speakers, fine leather and all the rest!
Tip 7. Writing The Ad.
Writing a car advertisement is fairly straightforward. Keep to the facts and do not oversell your car because the chances are a buyer will simply walk off if they turn up and realise just how much you’ve exaggerated.
Those are just some of the ways you can add value you to your car in order to improve your chances of getting a better price.