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How To Sell Your Car Online For The Best Price

On Thursday, August 27th, 2015

By now you will know there are many ways to sell a car these days. Perhaps the most popular method is online, through one of the many classified sites on the Web. The Internet helps your ad to reach a wider audience, and it doesn’t cost much to create a new ad for your vehicle.

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If you’ve got a car to sell, you are no doubt thinking of using the Web to carry out that task. But, how can you get the best price for your pride and joy? Keep reading and I’ll share with you some dynamite tips on how to make the most out of your online ad.

Fix any mechanical problems

Things like oil leaks and issues that affect engine performance will lower the value of your car. That’s why it makes sense to fix any problems before you put your vehicle up for sale. If your car is worth a great deal of money, there’s even more of a case for fixing it up first!

Many repair jobs you can carry out yourself at home using some basic tools. For instance, let’s say that one of the rubber coolant hoses is leaking and needs replacement. You can drain the cooling system and change the hose using a basic socket and screwdriver set.

Any complex jobs may need tending to by a repair centre or specialist. If you don’t want to fix some items, you need to make any potential buyers aware of the problems. Otherwise, you may find yourself at the wrong end of a lawsuit!

Pay for a comprehensive clean of your car

Next, you need to bring your vehicle to a showroom shine. The aim of the exercise is to make your car look immaculate, not just “OK”! You could carry out the work yourself, but I suggest paying a valeter to do the work for you.

They will have all the tools and chemicals needed to detail your car to a high standard. Just bear in mind that you may have wished you had that done sooner. You might change your mind about selling your car after seeing the results!

Get your paperwork together

Are you useless at keeping your car’s documentation in one place? Well, now’s the time to put things right! Make sure you collate all the documents for it and keep them in a file somewhere safe.

Have you lost the ownership paperwork for your car? If so, you’ll need to get replacements issued before you can advertise it for sale.

Create your ad

The final stage is to construct a compelling advertisement for your vehicle! Part of that process involves taking some photos of your car’s exterior and interior.

Once you’ve done that, you might be thinking to yourself “it’s time to sell my car online!”. There is one more thing you need to do, and that is to work out how much you want for it!

I recommend looking at other listings for the same model and year as yours. There are some websites that will give you a guide to how much your car is worth. Of course, local market prices will dictate variations in value, so bear that in mind.

Once you’ve got a price in your head, it’s time to hit that submit button and wait for people to call you about it. Good luck with your car sale!

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