- October 28, 2015
5 Easy Ways To Boost Your Car’s Resale Value
As a car owner, you cannot be certain that one car will last you a lifetime. In fact, if you are realistic, you will know that you will have least four or five cars in a twenty-five year period. Being industrial items, cars are not built to last a lifetime, plus your circumstances change too. So, when it comes to selling your car, you want the best possible resale price, and the following ideas will do exactly that. How much you get back, though, is up to you in the end.
Clean It Regularly
Before anyone gets in the car to check the performance, they have already made their decision. That is how important aesthetics is when it comes to cars. No matter how much a person tells you they want speed, agility and a good mile to the gallon ratio with regards to petrol, they won’t buy an ugly car. A car that sparkles and looks like it has just come off the lot is worth more than one that looks like it could break down. Regular cleaning goes for the interior as well as the exterior.
Apart from looking like the real deal, your car also needs to sound and perform like the real deal. As the saying goes, you have to walk the walk as well as talk the talk. Some cars are better at walking the walk than others. Why? The main reason is that they are old and cannot perform to the same level because they have been neglected. It is amazing how many car owners drive around the country without checking that their car is fine. Just because you cannot see a problem doesn’t mean they aren’t any.
A car upgrade that is in demand is worth a lot of money. Even though buyers can go out and find the upgrades on their own, they would rather save the hassle. As a result, they will pay a lot extra for upgrades that are already installed. So, the next time you make an upgrade, ask yourself, will it affect the resale value? Also, treat them with respect because they could make the difference between an extra grand or zero pennies. Compare new head units to the fabric on the seats to add as much value as possible.
Get Your Documents In Order
It is all well and good saying that upgrade is brand new or that you maintain your car on a regular basis, but where’s the proof? Unfortunately, this is a society where people will not just take you at your word, and for obvious reason. If you cannot prove your claims, no one will believe what you have to say. That could seriously impact the resale value and your ability to sell the car in the first place.
Make Easy Fixes
Leave the big problems to the professionals, if there are any of course. When it comes to the small fixes, such as a broken headlight, do it as soon as possible. The little dents and scratches will make all the difference, especially when buyers look for every chance to pay as little as possible.
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