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How To Keep Your Vehicle In Sellable Condition

February 5, 2024
How To Keep Your Vehicle In Sellable Condition

If you’d like to sell your vehicle, you should try to keep it in good working order for its future owner. Though the car may have a few nicks and scrapes, it is more important that you take care of its mechanics. However, to get the highest possible price, it’s sensible to take care of the exterior if you can. Here are a few pointers on how to keep your vehicle in sellable condition.

Please note, these tips do not apply to those who wish to sell their car for scrap metal or as a doer-upper job.

Take Care Of The Vehicle’s Interior

Whilst most people take great care in cleaning their vehicle’s exterior, remember to look after the inside too! Don’t leave mud, grime, or sand to fester in your carpets. The longer you leave it, the harder it can be to remove. The same goes for stains, leaks, or sticky residues that may be spilt, as leaving them for too long can cause permanent damage to the upholstery.

Book In With A Bodywork Specialist 

If you’re serious about selling your vehicle for as much money as possible, have it seen by a bodywork specialist. They can remove any dents, chips or scratches and return your car to its former glory. The better condition your vehicle is in, the more you will be able to sell it for.

Keep Your Fluids Topped Up

Taking care of your vehicle’s mechanics is one of the best ways to prolong its lifespan. So, ensure you regularly check the water and oil levels, and top them up whenever needed. You should also keep an eye on your screen wash, as scraping your wipers over a dry window may cause damage.

Have It Serviced

When selling a vehicle, the last thing you want is your dealer or buyer contacting you to inform you of a problem. You can avoid this potential issue by having your car serviced by a professional. This way, you will be aware of any damage or work that needs doing. If you don’t want to pay for any repairs, make sure you are honest and disclose recommended work when agreeing on the sale.

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