Selling Your Car
If your are selling your car whether privately or part exchanging it, you want to get the best possible price for it, dents, scuffs and minor blemishes can really affect the price you will get and with so many cars to choose from a car in A1 condition is going to be the easiest to sell.
Maximising Your Best Price
Selling your car privately, it’s
important to take full advantage of the value of your
car before selling it by making sure everything works
properly and the car looks good. Hundreds or even
thousands of pounds could be at stake.
Before you think about listing your car for sale, have it valeted or do it yourself. A professional valet could be expensive, but it will add much more to the value of the car, particularly if it has not been kept in a garage. If you do opt to do the cleaning yourself make sure all the hard to get places are cleaned as well, such as door openings, boot openings, and definitely the engine bay. Clean and wax the exterior including the wheels, windows and all trims. Make sure the polish is buffed up afterwards as you don’t want to give the idea that you’ve just cleaned it up to sell it.
Ensure the windscreen washer fluid and water in the radiator has been checked and topped up if necessary, as it will look like you have cared about your car.
Take all personal possessions out of the car before viewing as it can look untidy to a potential buyer, also loose items can roll and bang around creating a poor impression on a test drive.
With a little attention to detail and some elbow grease, you could save hundreds or even thousands of pounds by selling your car. Conventionally, trading an old car for a new car has been the best way of changing it. However, with a large collection of internet sites taking advertisements for cars, it is now one of the most effective and cost effective ways to sell your car.
When somebody interested in your car comes to view your car you want to make sure that their first reaction is a good one.
Make sure the car is running well, take it to a mechanic and get a report about its condition, get what you can fixed, either that or sell the car "as is", which may deter some buyers.
Now if the body is dented, dinged or scratched you may want to get these issues fixed as well.
Scratches can sometimes be polished out, but if this does not work you’ll have to get is re-sprayed which depending where you take it can be expensive.
Again going to the garage to get
your dents/dings out however can have you wanting a seat
because when you get the estimate for the work it’ll
knock you of your feet!
Thank god there is a cheaper way.
Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) - this
is in general used for the smallest or slight dents and
dinks. Dents are repaired with the help of specialized
equipment, the paint or the original factory finish of
the dented area remains and the cost involved in
painting/re-spraying is removed.
We all know that dents can occur when we least expect it and when it does it costs! With a trained Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) operative however your dent worries will be over. When the Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) operative has completed the repair of the dent/ding it will be invisible just like a new car again!