Selling your old car for the first time? If you are or even if you’re not it’s always good to get some advice before doing so. The following a few tips for getting rid of your vehicle:
- Be wary of dealers
There is a reason why the cliche of a greasy, slime ball used car salesmen exists, because they do. Part of the reason for this is because some dealers will lowball a person trying to get rid of their used car while overcharging someone for that same vehicle. If you are even considering selling to a dealer think twice. Even if they are the friendliest and most sincere person in the world, as any salesperson should be, they probably aren’t giving you what your car is worth.check out these car junking tips
- Clean it up, don’t fix it up
It’s a great idea to clean out your car before you do indeed sell it; however do not bother in getting expensive repairs unless they are extremely cheap or necessary for the car to remain functional. A clean car, no matter how old, is going to look ten times better than a filthy new car. Also, repairing a car is a risk, and is to be avoided unless the repair is to keep the car running and will add value. Don’t bother with additional repair work if it means you’ll barely break even or loss money getting rid of the car.
- Consider junking it
Many car junk dealers are out there and they will pay reasonable prices for your used car to be used for scrap. Just be sure to analyze the site of the dealer first.Some junkers will pay fair prices for used cars while other will not. Observe the topic tone to be sure the junker is professional and fair and again thoroughly analyze the website to spot any loopholes or unfair trade practices.
- Watch the weather
It may not sound like something to consider but be mindful of the weather when you plan to sell your car. The reason is simple: if you’ve got your car on a lot and the weather isn’t going to be pleasant than a lot of people aren’t going to see it.Be sure to advertise your car, where ever it will physically be, when it’s going to be warm and sunny to get the most (free!) exposure possible.
- Be flexible with the buyer…
…and we don’t necessarily mean with price. Selling a car isn’t that serious a thing but it is going to attract a number of different people, some of which you may not like. Don’t get hung up on this though as selling a car isn’t the same thing as a house. Even if you do deal to someone unpleasant if they offer the right price that’s all that should matter. It is certainly preferable to holding out to someone “better” who may never come along.