When it comes time to sell your old vehicle, you want to get as much money as possible for it. In the best cases, you’ll be able to get a serious bit of dough for that car, but only if you’ve kept it in good shape. No one’s going to want to buy something that is falling apart and looks like it’s on its way out. So, you need to do a few things before you slap a ‘for sale’ sign on that motor. Let’s go through some ideas.

Do A Maintenance Check

Before you decide to sell that car, you’re going to need to do a basic maintenance check. Ideally, you’ll have been doing this for the last few years without fail. Otherwise, your car probably won’t be in the best state, and you’re not going to be able to get the most money out of it. For now, take a short period of time to check oil levels, tyre pressures and everything else that needs maintaining. This is a very simple and easy way to add instant value to the sale.

Clean, Clean, Clean!

Your car needs to look attractive to potential buyers! It isn’t rocket science, so get a sponge and a bucket and get cleaning! If you’re anything like me, you probably let your car get quite messy from time to time. In this case, you might want to consider something like a car detailing service from the professionals. It’ll cost you a little extra money, but it’ll make sure that automobile is left sparkling by the time they are done.

Gather All Your Records

When you sell your car, you’re going to need all those records that show the condition it’s currently in. It’s no good just telling them about it and expecting them to believe you; you need that proof. As a result, you’re going to need to root through those piles of documents for anything you can find. Before you get to this stage and find out you’ve thrown them all away, make a safe location for all your car-related documents!

Clean, Clean, Clean!

Your car needs to look attractive to potential buyers! It isn’t rocket science, so get a sponge and a bucket and get cleaning! If you’re anything like me, you probably let your car get quite messy from time to time. In this case, you might want to consider something like a car detailing service from the professionals. It’ll cost you a little extra money, but it’ll make sure that automobile is left sparkling by the time they are done.

Gather All Your Records

When you sell your car, you’re going to need all those records that show the condition it’s currently in. It’s no good just telling them about it and expecting them to believe you; you need that proof. As a result, you’re going to need to root through those piles of documents for anything you can find. Before you get to this stage and find out you’ve thrown them all away, make a safe location for all your car-related documents!

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Emily Muelford

Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.

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