When I first started to drive and bought and sold a number of cars in a short amount of time, I would often look at how to prep a car for sale. The reason why we should all do this is to make certain that you get the most money, and the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. Well there is only one drawback – time.
Preparing your car for sale will take some time, but trust us, it’s worth the effort. The first things are the easy ones, just make sure that all your fluid levels are topped up, as well as tire pressure – this will make the car feel better when a potential buyer takes the vehicle on a test drive.
The next step is to give your car a makeover, which means that washing and waxing the car. Then give the interior a clean and add some air fresheners. Then you will need to touch up those small stone chips, this is a simple task, and can be done with a brush or touch up stick. Clean wheels gives your car a good impression, so make sure that you use a special cleaner to remove all the brake dust and then polish them up to make them look like new.
One of the most important things is to make sure that your car has been maintained, so always have it serviced each year and have your book stamped. If you have ever had your car repaired, then keep receipts. Finally, if you can help it, try never to smoke in your vehicle, not matter how often you clean the interior, us non-smokers can always smell it.
Below is a video also showing you how to prep a car for sale. What tips do you have for getting the most money for your used car?
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