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5 Tips For Selling Your Vehicle

Selling your car might seem like a hard and long task. While it can be those things at times, there are certain things you can do to drastically increase your chances of selling it fast and for good money. We have put together a short list of five essential things to do before offering your car for sale.

1. Clean The Car

Cleaning the vehicle's interior and exterior will increase its value and make it more presentable. It will also get rid of any nasty smells or trash left behind that you have forgotten. At first glance, it may seem simple, but the effect it has on potential buyers is enormous. The difference between a dirty car, even if there are little signs of uncleanliness, and a clean car is not to be doubted. Contact a local detailing company or do it yourself if you are up for the job.

2. Service And Repairs

Before doing anything, make sure to have the car serviced and repaired. At minimum, replace the fluids and broken parts. This will look very good in the vehicle's description and make a good impression while test driving.

3. Make The Offer Reasonable

Set the price in correspondence with the overall condition and appearance of the vehicle. If you bump it up too high, you will only make it harder for yourself. The best way to determine a price is by looking online for the exact model and trim of the car you are selling. Also, make sure you have some wiggle room for negotiations.

4. Give A Good And Honest Description

While making the listing online or describing the vehicle on the phone, the best thing you can do is describe it in detail and honestly. If you don't do that, you will lose your price and the buyer's price by misleading him into thinking you are offering something better or worse.

5. Offer A Test Drive

Offering a test drive is always a good idea, especially if it's a more enthusiast-oriented vehicle. We advise you to have some of the potential buyer's personal information before letting them test drive the car. That will make sure he does not drive off, and if he does, you will have all the means necessary to find him - after all, it's better to be safe than sorry.

If you need a pre-sale inspection or repair, make sure to come by our shop. At Apple Auto, the list of services is long and will most certainly be of use to you in case of emergency repairs or ordinary maintenance procedures.