Selling your car at the right price is crucial for potentially your next purchase. So how can you ensure that you sell it quickly and at the right price?
The easy way to sell your car would be to have it accepted as part-exchange for a new or newer model. Car sales this way means you lose money. In most cases, for a bit of leg-work, you could be in the money.
The best way to see what your car might fetch if sold privately is to check one of the websites or publications designed to give you a well-researched idea of market prices such as Parkers or Glass's. Browsing used-car websites and classified ads will also give you a good idea of what other private sellers and dealers are asking. As well as the traditional route of local papers, free-ad papers (such as Loot) and trading papers (such as Auto Trader), you can search car-sales websites.
Having the right paperwork will show you've looked after your wheels and will give a potential buyer confidence so take that into account when pricing up.
Preparing the car
A bit of time and money spent readying the car and gathering together paperwork could result in a quicker and more profitable sale. Also don't forget to give the car a service, get a new MOT and try to make sure that there's at least six months' road tax remaining on it. Finally, wash and wax the car and get all the relevant paperwork together.
Writing an advert
Obviously it needs to be catchy as well as containing essential information so we suggest that you include the following :