There are so many options these days in terms of selling a vehicle and it can be quite overwhelming if you’re unsure of where to begin. No doubt you’ll want to keep it as simple as possible and ensure you are selling the car to a legitimate buyer, with everything being handled appropriately.

In this handy guide, we outline a few easy things to consider prior to selling your used car. There are plenty of scammers out there and it’s helpful to make sure your car is in the best possible condition to ensure you’ll be able to sell it on to a professional and legitimate buyer.

With this in mind, here are a few of our top tips, read on to discover more!

Make sure your used car is suitable for sale and ready to go

You don’t want to trip at the first hurdle and one of the most important things when selling your used car is to simply ensure it’s looking as good as it possibly can and show that it’s been well maintained. Naturally, someone buying a car is going to have a few concerns if it’s filthy and looking somewhat neglected. Make sure it’s been cleaned thoroughly, inside and out. You might even wish to fix any cosmetic issues with the car, this is down to you and although you will be paying for this yourself, it may result in a higher offer for your car.

Provide the necessary documentation

It’s really useful to keep a record of your car’s history in terms of documents and will indicate to a buyer a full disclosure of the car’s history. If you possess a service book full of stamps for all of the services which have been carried out, and MoT details this is very appealing for buyers, giving them some added reassurance. Any additional extras such as insurance cover and any bills for cosmetic work are perhaps less important but do indicate that a car has been cared for well so are worth having to-hand.

Figure out a sensible asking price for your used car

In terms of figuring out an asking price for your car, you need to be realistic about what is a good price. Think about what is actually reasonable for a person to pay. If you’re finding it difficult to value your used car, begin by browsing some other similar cars online that are being advertised for sale on websites such as AutoTrader, eBay or even Facebook Marketplace.

Are you hoping to sell your used car? In that case, the team at Adderley Green Garage can help you. We buy and sell used cars on a daily basis so you can trust our experienced team to offer you a fair and honest price for your old car. With none of the hassle of selling privately, all you need to worry about is how to spend your newly earned cash! To find out more, please visit our website or contact us today, we’d be delighted to help.