Selling Your Car? 5 Ways To Help It Sell Better

Posted on: 1 July 2015

If you are planning on selling your vehicle, you want to get as much money as you can for it. In order to do this, your vehicle needs to be in tip-top shape – or as close it as possible. Here are a few things that you can do to get the vehicle ready for the road, increase its potential value and likely sell it faster:

1. Inspect Your Tires

Who wants to buy a used car only to have to go and purchase brand new tires for it once they leave with it? No one, unless they just want some kind of an upgraded, bigger tire. So, before you sell your car, make sure the tires look good. Make sure they're the same size and evenly worn. If there are signs of uneven wear, then there could be a problem with the balance or alignment. You'll either want to have this checked or opt to simply replace the tires so they look good. It really boils down to how you feel about it ethically.

2. Replace Your Windshield Wipers

Wipers don't cost that much, but they are significantly important in protecting you when driving in the rain. Frayed, torn or otherwise damaged windshield wipers will be unable to clear the windshield during a storm. This is not only frustrating, but it can be very dangerous. It's an easy, quick and cheap fix.

3. Fix Any Dings and Dents

Whether it is from backing into a tree, being involved in a minor collision or from banging the door into the side of another car, these little dings and dents take away from the overall appearance of your vehicle. These imperfections need to be fixed to ensure that you get top dollar for your vehicle. It will not only improve the overall appearance of your car, but it enhances the chances that a good first impression is made with the prospective buyer.

4. Repair Your Broken Windshield

Whether it's a chip here and there or a full-blown crack across the entire windshield, it is a road hazard. The windshield offers structural support for the vehicle. If your windshield is significantly damaged, you can bet that a potential buyer is going to ask for a reduction in the price.

5. Tune Up and Oil Change

By being able to say that your vehicle has had a recent oil change and tune up, you'll get a lot more interested buyers. It lets them know that you've taken care of your car and you are interested in ensuring that it is a good ride for the new owner. It also provides confidence to the buyers that the vehicle that they are considering is in decent shape.

By taking the above five steps, you will increase the appearance and performance of your vehicle. This will increase the likelihood of you selling your vehicle without having to go through tons of prospective buyers. Contact an auto body repair shop in your area for help in improving your car before you sell it. 

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