The do’s and don’ts of selling your car
Selling a used car can feel like a daunting task, especially if you’re not familiar with the process. With so many potential buyers to consider, so many ways to advertise, and a huge range of negotiation tactics to try out, it can be overwhelming to think about it all at once. However, with the right preparation and knowledge, you can make the process of selling your used car as stress-free as possible.
So, let’s dive into the world of selling used cars and explore the dos and don’ts of this exciting process.
1. Clean and maintain your vehicle
Before listing your car for sale, make sure it’s spick and span A well-maintained and clean car will not only attract more potential buyers, but will also increase its resale value.
2. Research the market value
Knowing the market value of your car will give you an idea of how much you should expect to get for it. You can use our online car valuation calculator to get a great price for your car based on equivalents in the market, and you get seven days to consider the offer – no pressure at all.
3. Take high-quality photos
Good quality photos will help to attract potential buyers and give them a better idea of the condition of your car. Make sure to take photos of all angles of the car, including the interior, exterior, and engine. If you aren’t sure what sort of photos to take, we guide you through the entire process when you use our valuation tool. Say goodbye to the confusion related to selling when you sell with us.
1. Overprice the car
If you hope to sell privately, overpricing your car will turn off potential buyers and could prolong the selling process. Make sure to research the market value of your car and price it accordingly. If selling quickly and easily is your priority, then you can trust you are getting a fair deal when you sell with us. When you sell with us you don’t have to deal with any insulting offers or time wasters.
2. Neglect necessary repairs
Neglecting necessary repairs can lower the value of your car and make it harder to sell. Be proactive and address any issues before listing your car for sale. Not only will this help to bump up the popularity of your car, it will also ensure the safety of future drivers.
3. Misrepresent the condition of the vehicle
Misrepresenting the condition of your car can lead to legal trouble and damage your reputation as a seller. It is important to be truthful and upfront about any issues or accidents that your car has been involved in so that you can make an informed and safe sale.
DON’T sell private, DO sell with Big
If you make sure to follow all our tips and tricks then the process of selling should go very smoothly. The best way to ensure a very easy selling experience, though, is to sell your car to us. Not only will we give you a fair valuation, we also come to pick up your car at a time when it is most convenient for you. When you sell with us, there are no don’ts, only do’s.