Some Tips To Help You Get The Most From Selling Your Car

by : Gregg Hall

If you have decided to sell your vehicle there are several things that you want to be sure to do to make certain you get the money you want from the transaction. There a just some little subtle things that can make a huge difference in the price you end up getting.

There are a number of different things that you can do to improve the total you end up getting for your vehicle. Many dealers offer consignment services where they will sell your car for an agreed upon price and for a preset fee. You more than likely will not get as much money for the car doing it this way but it is convenient and they take care of showing the car as well as all of the paperwork required for the transaction.

Regardless of whether you decide to go though a dealership to sell your vehicle or you opt to sell it yourself you want to be well informed and educated about the market value of your car. It is not only important to know what the same kind of automobile sells for in your area but also whether they are in short supply which could make it worth more.

The next thing you want to do is decide how you will market or advertise the sale of your automobile. Some people will just place a for sale sign in the vehicle and rely on people to see it in order to get calls for it but it is a much better idea to write a good online ad or place it for sale in your local classifieds or an "Auto Trader" type of magazine. You should also post photos of the vehicle. I like using eBay and will provide photos of every angle of the car, even underneath.

Be sure to make a point about the desirable features of the car, the things that you know people like about your particular model. In addition be sure to point out things like low mileage, one owner, never been wrecked, and any other positive comments like that.

When pricing your car you want to be careful not to price it so high that you take your self out of the market but at the same time you don't want to give money away either. This is why it is crucial to research the market so that you are knowledgeable about what you should price the vehicle for.

Make sure that you keep your car ready to show at all times. When you are ready to sell it you should invest a hundred dollars in a professional detail job. You will be amazed at the difference this can make. In addition be sure that the fluid levels are all where they should be and that the oil has been changed recently and that it is clean. Keep good records and have them handy as well, this can give you more money too.