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When it comes time to sell your car, there’s a few things you’ll want to do in order to get a good price for it. Whether you are planning to sell the car privately, or via a dealership, ensuring it’s in great condition and looking its best is key to getting a good price.
To help, here, you’ll discover some great ways to ensure you get a good price when selling your car.
Fix any problems right away
Although it might be tempting to put off making repairs because you’ll no longer be using the vehicle, it will significantly reduce how much you can get for it. So, if you want to get the best price, you’ll want to focus on fixing any problems the car has. This includes making sure it has been put through, and passed, its MOT.
You’ll also want to make sure any smart repairs are taken care of. Even the bodywork of the car should be fixed if it has any scratches or dents. Don’t be tempted to paint it yourself either. Professional companies have advanced colour matching technology to ensure the results are evenly and immaculately blended.
Ensure it is fully clean
It may sound obvious, but you’ll also want to make sure the car is fully clean before you attempt to sell it. This includes both the outside and the inside of the vehicle. It’s a good idea to have it professionally valeted so that it looks and smells as good as new. You’d be surprised how much value can get knocked off simply because the car isn’t clean. It can also take longer for you to sell it if it isn’t sparkling inside and out.
Get it valuated
A good way to establish how much you can realistically ask for your car is to get it valuated. However, it’s important to make sure you reach out to a reliable company. Not all dealerships offer unbiased valuations. So, if you want an accurate car valuation, choose a reliable dealer.
Having an accurate valuation also ensures you don’t give the car away for less than its worth. Ideally, you’ll want to get more than one valuation so you can compare the difference between dealerships.
Have all necessary documents handy
If your car doesn’t have all of the necessary documents, you’re going to find it difficult to get the best price. You need to be able to prove it has undergone its MOT and provide a full-service history at the very least. If you don’t have these on hand to give to the buyer, not only could you lose money on the price, but it could also put potential buyers off.
If you follow the tips above, you should find it much easier to get the best price for your car when it comes to selling.