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4 Tips That'll Make Selling your Used Car Easier

4 Tips That'll Make Selling your Used Car Easier

If you are seriously thinking about selling your used car in Ontario, there are some important steps you must follow or run the risk of getting ripped off by scammers.


This is not a scare tactic; the demand for used cars has led to a surge in the number of reports being made by Ontarians just like you who got ripped off.


Paperwork that you need to prepare


There are some documents that you need to prepare before you can go ahead with selling your used car.


The first thing is ordering the official used car sales kit from the province of Ontario; it costs twenty bucks.


This kit cannot be downloaded online; you have to wait for it to come in the mail.


While you are waiting for the kit, spend some time putting together the service record for the used car.


This proves the vehicle was properly maintained as recommended by the manufacturer. If you are not able to show the service record, buyers will presume the car is not well maintained and will present a lowball offer.


If you are not able to locate receipts for the work down on the vehicle, contact the shop that performed the work and ask them for a duplicate receipt.


Finding the right place to put your used car for sale


When you have all of the necessary paperwork in place, the next step is picking the right place to put it up for sale.


Stay away from social media platforms like Facebook, these platforms do attract a large number of visitors, but the people who are using these platforms are not serious about buying a car.


A recommended platform would be AutoTrader which attracts both private and professional car buyers on a daily basis.


How to catch the eye of potential car buyers


You are going up against some professional sellers, but you can stack the odds in your favor. Most buyers do not have the time nor desire to read long-winded descriptions.


Keep your description short and use bullet points, so anyone skimming the listings can easily see what you are offering.


The asking price of the used car is in the average range with comparable vehicles; by using this pricing strategy, you should be able to receive a larger number of offers.


A quicker and more efficient way to sell your used car


There is another option that is worth serious consideration, especially if you have limited time.


You can reach out to dealerships in your area and sell your used car to them. The dealership will happily buy the used car from you and pay you on the spot.


Before you get paid for the car, the dealership would need to conduct an appraisal to figure out what the car is worth.


This approach is highly recommended because it is a zero risk and hassle-free way to sell your used car, so reach out to your local dealership today and find out what you can get for the used car today.


If you’re selling your used car, we’d love to buy it! Simply fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you ASAP. 


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