Top 5 Tips for Selling a Used Car


Whether one gets bored from the present car or one is ready to upgrade a new car, it will be extremely inconvenient to get rid of a used car. However, before taking an old car to a car dealer to trade it, it should be considered that those people who sell their car themselves usually get 1000 to 2000 dollars more than trading it in, this is what the website Autotrader.com says.

In fact, selling one’s own doesn’t really have to be a boring process, and just with a little effort, there is a chance to earn more money and a better car.

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Following are five tips to help sell a car without any hassle.

1. Research

Before listing your car, do some research for similar cars in your area. Newspaper can be consulted for used or second hand car lists and prices can be checked at dealers. It must be kept in mind that if you price your car very high or too low then people may skip your add or will avoid it will not be traditional with the normal price range.

2. Move beyond the paper

While a lot of people still look in the newspaper for second hand car listings, other forms of advertisements like internet can also be considered. Automobile related websites like AutoTrader.com easy usable car listing services that can guide through every step of selling one’s own car.

3. Providing Relevant Information

Because of limited space especially in print publications, every bit of information should be provided. Special features and upgrades should be highlighted, one must not forget to include the mileage and year of the car. One should always be honest and must not try to oversell the car because this will waste your and your potential buyer’s time.

4. Photos

Photos are essential for online adds. When the car has been cleaned, photos should be taken from every good angle including the interior. It is better to take more photos.

5. Protect yourself from Fraudulent Buyers

It can be scary to sell a car to a stranger and fraud is a natural concern. The best way for avoiding fraud is to use common sense and make good judgment. You must never agree to sell a car to someone who offers to buy it without looking at it, or to someone who lives at a far away distance. Before accepting payment, the buyer’s identity should be verified with a driver’s license or it can also be some other form of identification.

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