So, you’re looking to sell a used car… Be sure to prepare yourself for when your first potential customer arrives.
Sell A Used Car
When selling a used car, you want to make sure it’s in the best shape it can be. If it looks well maintained and clean, you are likely to get away with asking a higher price than if it looks all dirty.
So make sure to wash that car. You don’t want to have any stains, dust or mud on the car if you’re about to sell it to somebody.
If your used car has any nicks or scratches on the paintjob, buy some touch up car paint and touch up your paint job. A little improvement can make a big difference in the big picture.
Also be sure to clean the interior of the car. Use a vacuum cleaner until there’s no litter anywhere in the car.
If the interior is ripped and shows lots of wear and tear, this can really take much value of the car in the eye of the beholder. The problem with this is that interior repairs cost at least a few hundred dollars. So that would be an investment you are unlikely to get back on the sale of your old, used car. The least you can do is cover it up with a few sheets, though. Those sheets have to stay there once the car switches owner, obviously. So make sure to use cheap sheets.
Many buyers will want to check under the hood, so clean up! Refill the oil, the coolant and the wiperfluid and be sure to tell the potential buyer you’ve done this. This ‘service’ will create a feeling of trust and you are more likely to make the sale this way.
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