How To Prepare Your Car For Sale

How To Prepare Your Car For Sale

So you’re ready to sell your car! Whether you’re selling to upgrade, moving away or simply want to buy something different, you want to make sure you can get the best possible return on your asset and ensure that you and the new buyer are satisfied.

Practical tips to ensure your car is ready for the market

  • Consider getting your car professionally cleaned – first impressions are so important. Before taking pictures of your car to post online, something as simple as a thorough clean can ensure that your car makes a great first impression.
  • Check that your car’s service history is up to date – a full service history lets buyers know that you have nothing to hide and that there are no hidden problems with the vehicle. If it needs a service shortly, booking it in for a car service may help you achieve a higher asking price.
  • Make sure your car is roadworthy, this includes checking for any chips and cracks on the windscreen. It’s a good idea to check the legal requirements from the relevant transport authority in your state to ensure that your car passes the road worthy inspection. This can prevent any delays in your sale.

Ensuring your vehicle is seen by the right buyer

Once you have ensured that your car is in good condition and ready to sell, it may help to advertise it to ensure that the right buyer finds your vehicle. There are various options available including the following:

  • Community boards – these have no cost besides printing your advertisement and are easily seen by people in your area.
  • Free online classifieds – a simple Google search will provide you with a variety of free online classifieds to target a broader audience.
  • Social media – tap into your trusted network by posting your advertisement on your personal social media account.
  • Newspaper – this option may incur a small fee but this tried and tested method still yields positive results.
  • Car dealerships – there are many car dealerships that will purchase your vehicle or sell it on your behalf. While this may not yield the highest price for your vehicle, it will minimise administration and allow you to spend more time looking for your new vehicle.

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