Getting The Best Price For Your Used Car

By: Pete Lance

You can get the best price for your used car only when a newcare of the same model is being sold at the highest price. If amanufacturer gives discounted prices for a new car of the samemodel, you can't sell your car at the best price. In otherwords, the best time to sell your used car is when the pricesfor the model you have are at the highest. Hence the importantfactor that affects the price of a used car is the price of anew car of that model you own. So it is better to wait until theprice of a new car of your model goes up rather than selling itwhen the manufacturer gives discounts for a new car of yourmodel.

Preparing your car for selling it is a must. You have toconsider what the potential buyer thinks of your car. So youhave to maintain the interior and the exteriors of your carproperly. If your car is not clean inside and out, the potentialbuyer may not think positively about your car. This simple issuemight make you lose a possible deal. Therefore propermaintenance of your car is essential to fetch a good price foryour used car. Some people might overlook some serious problemsin the car if the car looks shiny and glowing. Touch upscratches on the exterior and interior. Make up the small dentsin it. Balance the tires properly. Clean inside and out. Thismight fetch you a profitable deal.

The price of your car should take into consideration the mileageand the condition of the car. You might also consider the demandfor that model. Cars that have run for more miles are often notpreferred and they are considered 'used up'. Hence most of thepeople prefer cars that have run for fewer miles per year.Usually a potential buyer would consider the price that you havefixed for your car as the asking price and he would negotiatethe price. It is always better to have a margin of 5% of theprice that you want to sell so that your can negotiate that 5%with the buyer of your car.

Finding places to sell your used car? There are sites thatspecialize in selling and buying cars. You can also rely on thelocal auto traders in your locality to sell them. Or, placeclassifieds in the newspapers to get your deal

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