How to Increase the Sale Price of Your Car

When the time comes to sell your car, it is highly worth putting in the effort to increase its resale value. You will want to get the best possible price for your car and particularly when you factor in depreciation. Fortunately, there are a few excellent ways to do this that could see you pocket a fair amount more for your automobile.

Some of these will require paying a small sum, but this will prove to be worthwhile when you negotiate a price. In order to get an understanding of the price after making improvements, places like Robins & Day offer a car valuation tool that can be very helpful.

Dent Removal

Few things will turn a potential buyer off faster than a car that has dozens of dents, dings and scratches. If you have noticeable dents on the car, it is definitely worth paying the small amount to have these removed by a dent removal expert. This will make your car much more appealing and ensure that you get a top price for the automobile.


Appearances count for a lot when it comes to automobiles, so you will want your vehicle looking shiny and new when potential buyers come to look at it. It is for this reason that detailing the car is a great way to boost the resale value. It will be worth paying to have this done professionally, but there are also handy guides online that will show you how to do this yourself.

Interior Cleaning

The interior of a car can feel like a personal space, so you should spend some time making it feel brand new so that the owner can make it their own. Remove all rubbish and personal items, thoroughly hoover the interior, wipe down the surfaces, replace the floor mats and hang an air freshener to improve the look, feel and smell of the interior.

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Essential Maintenance

Nobody wants to purchase a car that needs a little bit of work, so it is important to carry out any maintenance work prior to selling. Although it may cost a small sum, you will recoup this in the sale price as you will be able to negotiate a much higher price. This maintenance work could include replacing lights on the dashboard, repairing windshield wipers, oil changes and balancing your tires. Be sure to keep your maintenance records to prove that the vehicle has been looked after.

With a small amount of time, effort and money, you can revamp your vehicle and boost its resale value by a significant amount. In addition to the extra cash in your pocket, following these steps could also drastically speed up the process of finding a buyer too.

~ by velofinds on September 1, 2009.

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