Check Out 10 Tips To Ponder When Selling Your Vehicle

How to Sell Your Car Online

1. Mechanical Condition
You can most simply gauge the mechanical condition by taking it on a test drive. Checking some factors are easier than others when conducting a test drive eg are there scraping noises going over bumps, is there an obvious tug to one side, any problems with the braking? If you discover any irregularities such as these, you should factor in the potential replacements from the value of the car.

2. Exterior Condition
The value and saleability will depend a lot on the condition of the exterior, first impressions are crucial. People will first make a judgement of the car based on its exterior condition immediately. This could include scuffed wheels (with an average price of £60 per wheel for restoration, with a suggestion of both wheel on the same side to be painted), other factors include scratches, dents, rust, bumps and scraped paintwork. Paintwork is complicated, for example, a mere scratch on a door does not mean that the scatch can be touched in but rather the whole door shall be painted, typically you could easily drop upwards of £100 on such a panel or door replacement. It could easily be another £100 to replace badges and trims. Visit sell my car site for a more in depth look.

3. Interior Condition
We see a wide range of interior conditions on a lot of different vehicles, some notable conditions are; a scratched dash (this has to be factored into the sale price as it can’t be repaired), irreparably torn seat or floor fabrics (£75 a section being the typical reupholstering price). If the car is in need of a professional interior valet including shampooing seats thanks to eg dog smell, this could cost up to £50.

4. Mileage
There is an obvious correlation between the higher the mileage the lower the retail value of the vehicle.

5. Previous Owners
The desirability of the vehicle will descrease as the number of previous owners goes up which will affect the resale price of the vehicle. Being more realistic with a lower vehicle price is the simplest way to deal with this issue.

6. Service History
This can be a deciding factor when selling a vehicle with a high amount of previous owners; the desirability of vehicles is called into question with little or no service history available. However, one should consider that if a vehicle has been serviced 5 times, it may just be the result of 5 previous owners each servicing it when bought, making this a potentially misleading figure.

7. MOT
{A vehicle with a short MOT will highly affect the ability of a vehicle to be sold and the value|The value and saleability of a vehicle will be highly affected by a short MOT|the ability of a vehicle to be sold at its full value will be high affected if it only has a short MOT). Firstly, we need to look at the actual cost of the MOT test. Starting from £50, there is the unknown fear factor of what could be failed, brake discs, brake pads, and 2 tyres, the cost of this would start from £300. We would recommend getting a new MOT, to help sell your car, and so that the buyer knows they are getting great value for money.

8. Specification
There are different models to consider when buying a vehicle; a vehicle with greater specs will hold its value for longer and will be greater as a long term investment.

9. Saleability
Saleability is the ability for a vehicle to be sold. Factors can include engine size and transmission type (manual v automatic), fuel consumption and type, insurance group, tax bracket, whether a vehicle can enter Ultra Low Emission Zone. These may be factors that appeal to some people and not others, meaning a compromise on the right price might be tricky if one or more of these factors was an issue.

10. Vehicle Colour
Another major way a vehicle’s resale price can be affected is it’s colour, non-neutral coloured cars can be a real turn off for some people really affecting its saleability.

A full vehicle appraisal is required to fully get to grips with how much you can sell your car for. This may seem daunting but to a dealer, this is an everyday scenario, from an appraisal a true value of you car can be given. Click on over to this buy my car link if you would like an estimation. We recommend you visit the link to grab 3 separate valuations for greater clarity on the various factors involved relating to the different conditions and how they could affect the price.

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