Car's Resale Value

Top Tips For Increasing Your Car’s Resale Value

If you are looking to sell your car, then there are plenty of ways to add some value to it, to get as much money as you can. After all, this extra money will then be available for you to put towards getting a new car. Selling your car can be time-consuming and stressful, so there’s no point going through it unless you’re getting a good deal. To make things a little easier for you, simply follow these top tips, and you’ll find it hard to go wrong.

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Keep The Mileage Low

One of the most important things determining your car’s value is its mileage. Your car can look brand new, but its value will always be determined on how many miles it’s undertaken, as this will give some insight into how many miles the car may have left in it. If you are planning to sell your car anytime soon, therefore, I would advise against taking it on any long trips across the country.
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Keep Your Car Clean

The more well-kept your car looks, the more a person would be willing to pay for it. Ensure the outside of the car is newly washed when someone comes to view it. A nice wax and polish would probably be a good idea too. Similarly, the interior’s need to be kept as clean as possible. Avoid eating or drinking in your car, to avoid any spillages. Car mats are useful to keep the floors in a decent state and can be removed and cleaned when they get dirty. You may want to avoid allowing any pets in your car, as not can their hair get everywhere, but they could have an accident that leaves a lingering smell in your vehicle. Speaking of lingering smells, smoking is a big no no if you want to get the best selling price. The smell of smoke is almost impossible to get rid of, and your buyer will definitely be put off if they’re not a smoker themselves. Make sure to bin any rubbish left in your car too.

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Fix Any Damages

Replacing lights, worn-out tires, and having any cracks in your windscreen replaced will all cost a lot less than the value deducted from your car for these things by a prospective buyer. Repairing any dents are deep scratches could get pricey if you take your car to a garage. Instead, there are plenty of ways to remove a dent yourself that will cost you a lot less. A deep car scratch remover will also be a lot cheaper than the cost of getting the scratch taken out at the shop. In comparison to the value that could be deducted from your car for not doing so, fixing these damages has a relatively low cost.

Following these simple steps will ensure that you receive as much as possible from the sale of your car, rather than losing money for things that could have easily have been fixed. Just bear these in mind when getting your new car, as they can also help to keep your new car on the road for longer.

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