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Tips to Sell your Car for the Most Money Possible

Tips to Sell your Car for the Most Money Possible

The auto market is lively right now. While there’s something of a shortage of new cars and lead times are long, the used car market is as active as we have ever seen it.

 

That means it’s a great time to sell your old car, which is what today’s post is all about.

 

We’re going to share some actionable tips to sell your car for the most money possible.

 

Selling your old car to a dealership

 

Selling your old car to a dealership is now the default way to sell a used car. As long as the car is roadworthy and in good condition, dealerships will pay good money for it.

 

No need for the hassle of selling it privately, messing around with viewings or payment anxiety when someone wants to buy it.

 

Visit our dealership, have the car appraised, accept the offer, get paid into your bank.

 

It couldn’t be easier!

 

Now for those tips to sell your car for the most money.

 

Understand your car’s value

 

Check a range of sources to assess what your car is worth. Compare like for like for the most accurate value. Check the same make, model, year, trim and mileage.

 

Check Carfax, Kelley Blue Book, Auto Trader, eBay, Craigslist and anywhere else you can think of to get a value.

 

Give the car a good clean

 

A clean car sells much better than a dirty one. It may not get you more money but you stand a far higher chance of making the sale if the car is clean.

 

Spend as much time as you can cleaning the inside and out. Remove all trash, clear up stains and dirt and make the car look as good as you can.

 

No need for an expensive valet but do whatever you can to make it look good!

 

Check the tires and trim

 

If your car has a lot of chrome, see if you can clean it up. Check your tires to make sure they are legal and undamaged. If tires are too worn or are not in good condition, change them.

 

It’s an expense but it’s something the dealer doesn’t have to do and saves breaking the law when driving to the dealership.

 

Make any necessary bodywork repairs

 

We expect a few dings or minor scratches on used cars but anything more will need looking at.

 

Any obvious dings, dents or scratches should be repaired. Do it yourself with a paint pen and YouTube or have a professional do it. Either way, turning up to the dealership with good bodywork means a higher value and a higher chance of us buying the car.

 

Bring the service history

 

A car without service history is an unknown quantity and that means we would have to fully service the car and inspect every inch. That costs us time and money, which lowers the value of your car.

 

Bring all the service history, receipts for any work and any other supporting paperwork you may have. The clearer the picture we have of the car, the more accurately we can value it.

 

When you’re ready to sell your old car to a dealership, give our team a call. We would be happy to help!

 

We will use all our skill and experience to deliver the lowest possible auto loan rates, guaranteed. Contact Car Nation Canada Direct to learn how we can help.

 

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