How to get maximum value when selling your car

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Quick Tips To Make The Most Money When Selling Your Car

At some point in our lives, many of us will need to sell or upgrade our motor vehicles. For many reasons, you may need a bigger car, something more cost effective on fuel or even just fancy a change and hoping to avoid huge repair bills. Whatever your motivation for selling your car may be, we all have the same agenda. To make as much money as we possibly can. Let’s be honest here, a car is a depreciating asset. Unless it is some classic vehicle or highly sought after car, you won’t get the money you paid for it back. That’s a fact! But that doesn’t mean to say you can’t still ensure you get as much value for your car as possible, especially as every penny could be counted towards your new vehicle. So I thought I would share with you some quick tips to help you may as much money as possible when selling your car.

Is the service history up to date?

One of the biggest questions any potential car buyer will ask you is in regards to the service history of a car. This is where you have taken you car into a reputable dealer to have certain engine and vehicle checks done on it. Mostly they check the brakes wear and tear, your oil levels and ensure no filters are being blocked or clogged up. Depending on the age and mileage these service appointments will vary from being in depth to a quick check. But what any dealer will do for you is stamp your book, or at least provide you with a breakdown of the work carried out. This is a vital selling point and makes your car much more desirable. You will also need to ensure that you have a valid MOT on the vehicle, and the more months on the certificate, the better it is for your buyer, and you. If you haven’t kept up with any checks taking it into a dealer now to perform a full health check will provide the buyer with peace of mind.


Car in workshop



Is there any warranty work that is outstanding?

It’s also a great selling point to get any warranty work done on the vehicle before selling it. This can often save time and provide peace of mind when selling the car. Both for you and the buyer. Taking your car to a dealer who will be able to identify any warranty issues is a great tip.

Take a look at those wheels

The exterior of your car can be a huge selling point, or indeed it’s downfall. Wheels and Alloy wheels more specifically can get scuffed over time through kerbs and general wear and tear of the roads. So it might be worth investing in Alloy Wheel Refurbishment to get those wheels looking brand new.


Car Washing


Could you spruce up the look with a decent valet?

On the subject of the car exterior, you may want to invest in a decent valet brighten up your cars paintwork. Many people when buying a car will go off their first judgment, and the overall look could be the way you win over your potential buyer’s heart. A decent valet is inexpensive but could help make a sale.

I hope these tips help you make as much as you can when selling your car.


1 comments on “How to get maximum value when selling your car”

  1. An oil change and the use of a decent additive such as SOD 1 Plus to preserve the engine and add years to the car’s life will increase the market value.

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