If you are planning to sell your car, then there are things you can do to increase its resale value. Cars depreciate, but you can still get a good price for it.
Here are our top 5 tips to maximise your car’s resale value.
Regular Maintenance is Key
Keeping on top of maintenance will keep your car in good shape and it will also look good to potential buyers when they can see a full service history. Potential buyers will have peace of mind knowing that small and big issues have already been taken care of.
Having a record of any maintenance and repairs carried out on the car is also a good idea as a buyer will have all the information they need and know what the car has been through.
Get it Fixed
If there is anything wrong with your car like the windscreen wipers need to be replaced or the radio is acting dodgy, get them fixed. If the car has any scratches then you can buff these out and have dents fixed professionally.
If any warning lights pop up on the dashboard then have these seen too.
Having your car fixed will cost you money, but it will pay off and you will be able to ask for a higher price. Also, having everything working and the car looking its best, will attract buyers.
Do You Have the Spare?
The new car owner will want both sets of keys. If you currently only have one, then make sure you order another as it could take a few weeks to get a duplicate key.
Clean Your Car
Your car will be judged on how it looks so making sure that your car is cleaned probably on the inside and outside.
Get rid of all the rubbish in your car, wax the exterior, make sure the inside smells good, clean the mats and vacuum the interior. Make sure every part of the car is looking its best.
How are the Tyres Looking?
New tyres are expensive, but if you sell the car with new tyres, you will most likely get your money back for these and more instead of trying to sell it with worn tyres.
Get the most out of your car when you sell it by making it look its best and fixing any issues.