What To Do Before Selling A Car

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Buying a car can be stressful. But selling a car can be stressful too. You want to get the maximum amount of money you can get. Most importantly, you want to find a buyer. So, how do you do it? There are plenty of tips and tricks out there that will improve your chances. Here is what to do before selling a car if you want to try and fetch the best offers you can.

Seven Tips

  1. Study the market. Finding out what other cars are worth that are similar to yours is a good starting point when it comes to setting an asking price. In addition, consider the time of year. For instance, convertibles are typically in lower demand during winter months.
  2. Gather the paperwork. Get all the paperwork you have for your vehicle – bill of sell, title – everything a buyer might need.
  3. Inspect your vehicle. Whoever buys your car is going to want to have it inspected. You should have a mechanic check it out now to ensure it’s running well.
  4. Detail it. People want to know that you have been taking care of your vehicle before they buy it, so make it look as clean as you possibly can.
  5. Decide how to sell your vehicle. There are many ways to sell a car. The first step is to decide whether you want your customer to be a dealer, a private party, or you want to go through a third-party. Typically, you can get more money when you sell to a private individual. Remember, the higher your asking price the longer it may take to sell.
  6. Craft your ad. Most likely you’ll advertise your car online. Many times people use social media for this. Write a compelling post with plenty of pictures of your car.
  7. Remove your personal information. Make sure all your personal information and belongings have been removed from the car. Double-check the glove box and other compartments.

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Kelley Blue Book

Many people use Kelley Blue Book to determine the value of  their vehicle. But did you know that KBB offers quite a few other services? Check their web site for repair center information, insurance price comparisons, car loan tips, and much more.

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