Thinking of selling your car and are looking forward to get a good price off of your car? Maintain it, do all that you can to maximize the value of your car. Get to know the factors that are decreasing the value of your car.
The dirt on the exterior of your car, the stains on your seat covers, the dirty car mats and the tail lights that are not working may seem like nothing to you. This is where you go wrong. The buyer will not want to get your car as it would not appear well looked after to him and he is bound to pay less than you expected.
We have some pointers and tips that would enable you to get a much much better price if you get a few things fixed, that you may think nothing of, but the buyer will be sure to point out. You could get the buyer to pay more if you follow a few of our simple points.
You might have heard that the outer beauty does not matter. Well, in the case of cars, this phrase is as wrong as it gets. A person who is truly into buying a car would surely want to like its exterior as well as the interior. A buyer would not consider having a look at the interior of your car if the exterior is not as appealing. Get your car washed properly, and possibly get it painted or at the very least get it fixed. You could polish your car with wax and make it shine. Just this little shine will add to the value of your car. Avoid using the washing soap and cleaning detergents that you use in your every day life. There are special cleaning liquids that are to be used on the cars only.
Dingy headlights are a big no no. There are various headlight cleaning products in the market that are used for the sole purpose of cleaning the plastic coverings of your headlights. These products can make the plastic covers clear in only a matter of minutes.
If your wheels are shiny and clean, it’s a very big plus. I definitely do not mean that you should clean them so much that they should always be shiny and dirt less. Like with shoes, you do not polish the lower part of it but you certainly do try to keep it clean. The same is the case with the tires. You can not clean them after every single drive but they ought to be cleaned every once in a while. It would give off the impression that you really do look after your car.
The interior of the car should be managed like the exterior of the car. The floor mats are a big issue when it comes to cleaning the interior. They are removable, they are cleanable, if you can not replace them then please do make sure to clean them. They would start giving off a very bad odor if they are not cleaned properly. A buyer who has come to check your car out would not want to really sit in the car if it does not smell good. Mats with holes, stains or any other kind of severe damage should definitely be replaced.
Treat the seat coverings. Vacuum them. Try and get off the stains that are on the seats. A buyer who would not want to sit in your car because of the condition of your seats would definitely avoid buying your car too.
Clean the windows. Do not use the regular household cleaning materials in your car. They are bound to show your inexperience and lack of care as far as your car is concerned. Buy proper cleaners for the car. They should not be very hard to find.
When a buyer is going to come to have a look at your car, make sure to check the warning lights on the dashboard. They should not be glowing. This is necessary. The buyer will immediately have less interest in the car if the lights are glowing.
Make sure to fix all the dents and scratches. Do not leave them for the new owner to do, as a buyer will question your care regarding the car. Any kind of a minor scratches and small dents can easily be fixed without costing you a lot.
There are car fresheners available in various flavors. Get one for your car. They are inexpensive and can add a lot to your car. Get some fragrances that every body likes in general like rose, jasmine or mint. A nice smelling car is bound to get the interest of the buyer.
Following the few simple steps that have been mentioned above, you would be able to get the value of your car increased. But if you are not happy with the price that you are being offered even after following these tips, you could try and contact us for help. We would sell your car for you. All you will have to do is enter the registration number of your car and a few basic contact details and were good to go. We will connect you to the most potential buyers and get you the price that you and your car deserve.