- November 10, 2009
Tips to Selling a Car
If you’re looking to sell a car, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.
For one thing, family sedans are always in constant demand by people who need basic and inexpensive transportation.
Trucks and vans are also steady sellers and their value should not be underestimated. Convertibles and sports cars sales tend to be more seasonal where warmer weather will bring out more buyers than during the colder months. Collector cars or classic cars can be difficult to price but if you find the right buyer you can do really well.
Selling you car online is by far the easiest way to sell your car. If you are looking into selling a car online, there are many web services from which to choose. Assuming you find one that offers a good price for your vehicle, you will want to make sure that your vehicle is presentable. This includes not only washing, waxing and detailing it but also making sure your car is free of any mechanical problems, dents and scrapes. You may even want to consider making some low cost repairs on your own first if needed instead of selling it “as is”. Perhaps taking the vehicle to a trusted mechanic for a routine check would be a good idea.
Do the little things too like wiping the brake dust off wheel covers, cleaning tires and windows inside and out and wiping down the dashboard. If you smoked in the car, make sure it smells great and clear all ashtrays. A good CARFAX with a clean title is also important.
No matter where you sell your car, these things should always be done. The last thing you want is anything to detract from the value or perceived value of your car.