For most people, the decision to buy a car means that it’s time to sell their current car. If you plan to sell your car, there are some simple steps you can take to maximize the return you get, so you have as much money as possible to invest in your new ride. Get your car ready to sell with these five strategies.
Clean It Thoroughly
The cleanliness of your car can make a significant difference to the amount of money you can get for it. Sure, the dust on the bumper and the crumbs inside don’t interfere with how the engine runs, but no one wants to overpay for a car that looks like it isn’t well kept. Clean your car inside and out and apply a new coat of wax to show it off in its best light.
Make Small Repairs
Don’t lose money on simple repairs you could do yourself. Replace any burnt out bulbs and top up any fluid levels that are low. If the windshield wipers look old or cracked, replace them.
Locate the Important Documents
Nothing puts the brakes on a good offer like finding out that you don’t have the paperwork you need to sell the car. Get the title, service records, and registration ready so that you can make an easy transfer when you close the sale.
Double-Check Your Accessories
Make sure all of the expected features your car has are actually there. DVDs, SD cards, extra keys, and other accessories should be accounted for. After all, you won’t be able to factor these features into the price of the vehicle if you don’t have them.
Know the Value
Research the estimated value of your vehicle, so that you have a good idea of what it is worth and how to price it. Be realistic about the condition of the car, so that you can find the most accurate estimate possible.
Sierra Toyota in Sierra Vista, AZ, has a dedicated staff committed to helping you through all stages of trading in or selling your vehicle to the dealership. They also have a huge selection of new and used cars so you can find your next vehicle. Call the dealership at (520) 458-8880 to learn more about their selection and how to sell your car.