Let’s paint a picture. You own a car, but you need to sell it. In fact, you’re in a desperate need to sell it fast! There are plenty of tutorials on the Web that tell you how to sell a car. But have you ever noticed that they seldom explain how you can sell a vehicle sooner rather than later?
The only downside to selling a car quickly, of course, is that you might not get the most amount of money for it. The good news is you can take some steps to limiting the amount of money you do lose on the value.
Today I would like to explain how you can accomplish that goal. Don’t worry; you can thank me later! Here is what you need to know:
Prepare your car for sale – the smart way
The first thing you need to do is make sure that your pride and joy is ready for sale. That means removing your belongings and cleaning both the interior and exterior. The former is a job only you can do. But the latter is a task you can entrust with your local auto detailer.
They can make sure that your car looks in amazing condition. Why would you pay for that to be done, I hear you ask. The answer is simple: so that you don’t get knocked down on the price! Detailers can even take care of minor cosmetic problems like scratches and scrapes.
By the time your friendly auto detailer has finished with your car, it will look like a million bucks!
Get your documentation in order
Meanwhile, you should allow some time to collate all your service history documents and proof of ownership. You will need to show these documents to the person or company that buys your vehicle from you.
Be sure to arrange all of the documents in date order. That way, it’s easier to flick through and get a brief overview of the work that got carried out on your car.
Approach some auto dealers
The thing about many car dealers is that they will buy vehicles for cash. Even if you don’t buy anything from them! Check out your local newspaper to determine which dealers offer to buy cars for cash.
Another option is to sell your car on the Internet. Sure, you can use the conventional classifieds like eBay and Craigslist. But, did you know that there are some sites dedicated to buying used vehicles?
For example, you can sell your car here. All you need to do is go onto Google and search for “sell my car.” You will then find an array of websites that can help you out!
Go to an auction
One final option I can recommend is to take your car to your local auction house. As with eBay, the way car auctions work is simple. You set a basic starting price, and people bid from there. If you want to get a particular minimum value for your car, you can set what’s called a “reserve.”
That means if the auction doesn’t reach a certain price, it doesn’t get sold to the highest bidder.