There’s more to selling your car than just sticking a “for sale” sign on the dashboard. If you want to sell your car privately for a better price, quickly, then you need these 4 tips. The experts have come together to help you smarten up your baby, increase its value, and get you the best price possible. You’ll even find out a quick tip to help you decide how much to sell your car for.
Tip 1: Take care of the nicks and dents.
Each little sign of damage brings the value of your car down, so see if you can repair and smooth out those little wrinkles. You can either pay for these repairs out of your own pocket, or claim from your insurance. For instance, car insurance from King Price gives you access to a team of royal specialists who use a dent specialist to restore the exterior and handle the whole process for you.
You should also consider replacing items like the steering wheel or gear lever. It seems like a small thing, but people notice these areas and in their mind, a nice interior boosts the car’s overall value.
Tip 2. A professional cleanse.
There’s something about a professional wash that brings out the shine and appeal of a car, whether you’re hosting viewers or simply uploading pictures to a website.
It’s best to clean up all areas, so get the interior shampooed, the exterior waxed, the engine cleaned, and pop a fabric softener refill onto the backseat floor to allow a pleasant, fresh aroma to waft through.
Tip 3. Paperwork is essential to the sale.
Cars with paperwork sell much faster than those without. With that in mind, make sure that you update all the relevant documents. While it could be a headache to gather maintenance and service records and receipts into an easy-to-read format, it’s worth it when you sell your car faster than you can say D-R-I-V-E.
Tip 4. Choosing the price.
While your car might hold sentimental value in your heart or if you’ve spent a pretty penny maintaining and generally caring for it… You can’t sell it for a million bucks. You need to have a realistic figure in mind, which you can find by using a free car evaluator tool, like this one.
You’ll need to know these details when using a car evaluator tool:
- The general condition of the car.
- The exact make and model.
- The year of manufacture and registration identifier (eg ‘09’ or ‘59’ plate for 2009).
- Full service history (or not).
- List of equipment/extras.
Alternatively, you can call an insurer, like King Price, who will ask for a few details and give you both the market value and trade value of your car in a jiffy. And when you find your new (or new-to-you second-hand) car, you can chat to the royal insurer about affordable premiums that decrease every month to correspond with the depreciating value of the new car that you invest in. They’re pretty helpful like that.
Our royal cover, decreasing premiums, and honest approach to insurance is just what you and your car needs! Get a quote online, call our client care team on 0860 50 50 50, or pop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org