Selling a car can be a hassle that most people would rather avoid. While selling a car yourself can be a real hassle, it can also get you more money for your car. Even if you’ve never sold a car before, there are some simple things you can do to tip the odds in your favor.
To someone buying a car, worn floormats can be a sign of how well a car has been maintained. The best thing to do is spend a little money and get new floormats but if you don’t want to make the investment, you should give the floormats a good cleaning. Try to make the floormats look as good as you can, it makes a difference.
One of the first things people do when buying a car is look under the hood. Engine bays collect a lot of dust and dirt, so taking a wet cloth and wiping down all the plastic can improve things immensely. You should also pull out leaves and anything else that might have collected under the hood.
When someone is buying a car, they sit in the driver’s seat and look around. For this reason, you should also sit in the driver seat, so you can see what they will be seeing and spot any areas that may need cleaning or touching up.
One of the biggest turn offs to someone buying a car is a bad smell. Taking care of any odors is a must. Open all the doors and air the car out, make sure all your personal items are out and look for the source of any smells.
Finally, first impressions can make or break the deal. Make sure your car is washed and waxed before any prospective buyer looks at it. A nice clean car will have a better chance of getting what your asking for it.