It is Time to Change My Car, What Should I Do?

by : khalid r mustaffa

At one point, every car driver is to be scheduled to replace their existing car. Whether you are intending to trade in your car, or to take your time selling it to a private party, there is certain footwork that you should do to ensure the best possible outcome. Remember, the dealership estimates a trade in value based on almost identical criteria of those used by private buyers. In other words, it is to your best interest to convert the condition of your car into a presentable selling worthy.

First of all, get the car inspected, get your mechanics opinion on the car, this would prevent the dealers and the private buyers from claiming nonexistent problems. Once you have an inspection report, you need to dust and vacuum all surfaces, remove all apparent stains, and empty the ashtrays. Furthermore, empty the trunk, glove box, and all storage compartments.

Never neglect the importance of topping off all fluids, including and not limited to engine oil, and coolants; transmission and power steering fluids. Some would suggest topping brake oil reservoir, however, you should be aware that brake fluid decreases as the brake pads decrease in size; this is because the oil moves further in the braking system to fill vacated space. A full brake tank, along with old brake pads tells me that the seller filled up fluids for the sake of selling the car, however, not necessarily drove the car in the past with full fluid tanks.

Once you have prepared the physical appearance, you now need to make sure you have the title, and find out the balance on any loans if applicable. Last but not least, place ads, and remember the broader your targeted base, the higher you can get for your car.

On a concluding point, when selling your car, you are to go through preparation, pricing, and finally placing ads. For more information about selling your car, check out the