Have you decided it’s time to invest in a new vehicle and sell your old one? Whether you’re upsizing, down-sizing or changing vehicle types all together, the process of buying and selling cars can be a huge undertaking. Perhaps you’re in the market for a new car to ensure a save road trip for a family vacation. Consider taking advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon and book your hotel accommodations through CheapOAir to ensure super low rates.The first step is to ensure you receive the highest possible selling price for your used car. Selling your used vehicle to the dealership generally will not net the highest selling price. The dealerships generally have huge overheads and need to make a greater profit margin on your car when they sell is to support their operations. The high sales price on a used vehicle is generally from the sale to a private party. Follow these recommendations from the car gurus to ensure your receive the highest sales price possible.
The first goal is to return your car to show room condition as best as possible. Remove everything from your car that was not placed there by the manufacturer. Vacuum the interior paying special attention to the console area. Remove floor mats and shampoo or replace as necessary. Using a mild detergent, clean the leather, vinyl and plastic paying special attention to the console area, dahs, steering wheel and door handles. Polish the windows on the interior. On the exterior, shine the tires and rims and wash the exterior of the vehicle. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, apply a coat of wax and buff off thoroughly. Shine the windows on the exterior. Take multiple photos of the interior and exterior of the vehicle shielding the license plate for security purposes.
Collect all of the service records, vehicle title and prepare to notify your insurance agent after the car has been sold.
Select a website that has ample listing of used vehicles for sale in your general area. Research the private party sale market value. Be forthcoming on the condition of the car. After sales price has been determined, list the vehicle and complete all of the information requested on the website. Plan to respond promptly to inquiries about the car. Arrange to meet prospective buyers in a public space for inspection and test drive. Always request identification from the prospective buyer and inform a family member or friend of your where plans and location.