If you’ve got your eye on a new car, then you’re probably thinking about selling your old one. It’s no secret that the minute a car leaves the showroom, it loses a third of its value, and then from then on, its value continuously decreases. However, that being said, that doesn’t mean that you can’t make a fair amount from a used car. It’s just a case of marketing it right and ensuring that it’s in the best possible condition. To do that here’s what you need to know.
Take it for a ‘check up’
To sell your car on for a good price, it’s important that you know it’s in good working order and can prove it. That’s why it’s important to take your car to a local garage to get it checked over by a mechanic. If you haven’t had it serviced in a while, it could be worth paying to have a service done on it. Say, for instance; your mechanic picks up that your car has transmission problems. You could then look around for local specialist transmission shops to deal with the problem for you. Or say, the mechanic says the tyres are worn, you could then have them changed to add extra value to the car.
Have it valeted inside and out
When it comes to cars, appearance is everything. To ensure that your vehicle makes a good impression when you have viewings of it, get it valeted beforehand. While you could clean it yourself, the chances are there will be things that you miss. Whereas, if you pay a valet service to clean it for you, you know that it will be spotless both inside and out.
Add an air freshener
To ensure that your vehicle smells wonderfully fresh, add an air freshener to it. This could be a fruity flavor, a minty one, or simply one that gives off a ‘new car’ smell. Adding an air freshener to your car is a good idea, as it will get rid of any nasty smells, and make your car seem more appealing to buyers. After all, no one wants to invest in a car that smells like it hasn’t been properly taken care of, do they?
Take quality photos
However you’re planning to advertise your vehicle, it’s important to take quality pictures of it. Ideally, you want to get photos of the car from every angle, both inside and out. As well as getting photos of any wear and tear, so that buyers can see the quality of the car before viewing it.
Set the price higher
When it comes to setting the price for your car, it’s a good idea to set it higher than the price that you would like for it. The chances are that buyers will want to haggle when it comes to the price. So by setting it a little higher than the price that you want, you’ll probably get a good price for it.
So there you have it, everything that you need to know to ensure that your car sells for a good price.