When it comes time to say goodbye to your old faithful car and put it on the market there are few things you can do to make sure you get a price. Whether your trading in for a new car from a dealer or selling yourself privately you will need to make sure your car is looking and running to the best of its ability. In this post, we will give you some ideas that will get you well underway to get your car ready for sale.
Firstly, you want to get your car ready for sale. This means you want it looking it’s best and running it’s best. The last thing you want to do is have a buyer come to look at the car and it won’t start or has faults. If the buyer can point out faults, it will give them ammunition to talk you down from your original price.
Clean Clean Clean
When you put your car up for sale it should be looking immaculate. The best way to achieve this is to get the professionals in for a full detail pre-sale cleaning service from Car Care. At Car Care, we know exactly what is necessary to get your car ready for sale. Our pre-sale cleaning service includes the following:
- exterior plastics and rubbers glossed
- interior door panels cleaned
- dashboard and console detailed and rejuvenated
- tyres & mudflaps treated
- wheels cleaned
- chrome polished
- exterior car polish by hand or by machine
- hand wash and chamois dry
- high-pressure spray
- windows cleaned
- boot vacuumed
- ashtrays cleaned
- interior deodorised
- door rubbers treated
- door jambs cleaned
- mats detailed
- surface of engine cleaned
- seats, carpets, vacuumed and shampooed
- leather seats cleaned & conditioned
Believe me, after your car has received everything on this laundry list of car care it will be looking amazing. As you can see from the list it’s a complete service and we clean every nook and cranny.
Make Sure its Mechanically Sound
Making sure your car is running well is just as important as your car being clean. Before selling take it to a mechanic for a service and check up to see if there is anything that needs to be done. Regardless you should at least get the oil and oil filter changed and make sure that it will start when a buyer comes over to look at it. The buyer will more than likely bring a friend who knows their way around an engine. Another reason to make sure your car is mechanically sound.
There are numerous car selling websites online if you choose to do a private sale. So take some nice pictures of your car ready for advertisements online. I would start with your local gumtree website. It’s a free classifieds website where you can sell your car. There are also some paid options you can purchase to make your advertisement stand out from the rest. Carsales.com is another website you might want to consider. It simply a matter of following the prompts, uploading some pictures and info and your away.
Selling your car is easy thanks to the internet. Getting your car ready for sale is probably the hardest part. Let Car Cares Mobile Car Detailing Adelaide make your life a bit easier. We will look after all your pre-sale car care cleaning needs. It’s what we do best so pop onto our bookings page and book your car in for some TLC.