Selling your car can be a stressful and irritating process, if you haven’t done your part in taking care of your vehicle. Over the years, you’ll want to maintain or increase the value of your car by following these simple suggestions and not let them accumulate over time. Keep reading to find out how you can get top dollar for your car!
Whenever buyer’s are looking to purchase a used car, one of their first concern will be how much mileage the vehicles has. Mileage tells a buyer how used the car was over a certain period of time. Between 13,000 to 15,000 a year is calculated to be average. To maintain your car’s value, we recommend driving within those numbers to maximize it’s worth!
This is an obvious one, but often looked over! Cleaning your car on a monthly basis will be tremendous help over time. A clean car will reflect on the way you treated and maintained it over the years, a clean vehicle is also essential for a stress free sell! If you’d like more idea’s about how to clean your car, check out one of our latest blog here.
Maintenance & Check Ups:
This step is an important one, maintaining your vehicle is key for top dollar. No buyer wants a garbage on wheels for a couple thousand dollars! We all desire a functional and well kept vehicle that will last for many years. Any car that has been regularly maintained and through common check ups will be valuable. Your vehicle might seem fine and you are over looking your regular maintenance that is suggested such as oil change, tire pressure, brake maintenance, changing the air filter and the list goes on. To save money and to get top dollar for your car, we suggest making a routine for your car based on the manufacturer guide for regular check ups. We would hate to see serious problems appear that could have been prevented by a simple visit!
A good way to eliminate stress from yourself and the buyer is to keep records of all your check ups and maintenance visits. Put aside a folder dedicated to that alone, it will help you keep organized the day you decide it’s time to sell.
Many people think adding extravagant and costly equipments will increase the worth of their vehicle. Unfortunately, many buyers don’t value equipment that isn’t used on a daily basis such as an expensive stereo or integrated navigation systems. If you want to add equipments to increase the value of your vehicle we suggest installing practicals add-ons such as an iphone or iPod connector. Many buyers value that due to it’s functionality and essential for everyday use!
We hope these ideas helped you! For more ideas, feel free to browse through our blog! We have awesome content that will help you guide with the maintenance your car!
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