The Top 5 Tips on How to Sell a Car

Jun 12, 2014 | Car Brisbane News

Selling a car has been made easier by the excellent online resources available nowadays, but to get a fair price and walk away happy still involves some effort and attention on your part.

Below are the top five tips for selling a car so that everyone is happy with the deal, including you!

1. Search Around and Benchmark

Use the online resources available to find out what other car owners, makes, models and ages similar to your car, received for theirs. The automated evaluators can offer some basic evaluations but don’t rely too heavily on them; benchmark the upper and lower limits of what you can expect to receive for your car and then set your own expectations accordingly.

2. Invest a Little

Investing a little in your car before selling it can pay back many times over. Clean it inside and out thoroughly and polish it to show it in its best light to a prospective buyer. Either do it yourself or get it detailed.

3. Prepare the Docs

If you’re selling a private car you’ll need to prepare a copy of your Driver’s Licence and the Registration Certificate. Also, have all the maintenance log books on hand to show the prospective buyer.

4. Examine the Buyer

Don’t try to sell your car without first examining the potential buyer. Is it an established and reputable company? Do you know its track record for giving fair evaluations? Will you get paid on time? Can your vehicle be collected or do you have to go to the buyer? Car buying companies differ in approach and the level of service you will receive. Check this thoroughly before agreeing to sell.

5. Consider Cash for Your Car

Some car buyers will pay cash for your car. This may be a good option if you want to sell your car quickly but, as always, check that the buyer is trustworthy and reliable first. The above tips on selling a car can help if you are preparing for sale. Remember that you can get cash for your car on the spot from Car Brisbane: we will come to inspect your car, and pay the best possible price on the spot for almost any vehicle.

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