Prepare the Car for Sale Get the Most for your Car

by : khalid r mustaffa

Every person prefers more than less. This certainly applies to selling your car. Needless to mention, just like everything in life, there is certain footwork that you should do to ensure the best possible outcome. The most critical step in selling a car is the preparation.

You need to have your car looking as attractive as possible, this would increase the chance of making a sale, and would speed the overall time needed to turn the car over to it's new owner. The first thing that you need to do is cleaning the car thoroughly, both the interior and exterior. Now, if you don't enjoy cleaning cars, you may consider paying for a professional to do it. Hence, to match the results of the professional, you are looking at about $50 in materials, and about 5 hours of labor. On the other hand, if you choose the professional route, you are looking at anywhere between 15 to 55 dollars for the exterior, and depending on the condition of the interior up to 150 dollars.

Next, you need to obtain a copy of the history check, print out a couple car fax report, and have it ready to present to potential buyers. This will increase the credibility of the car and will demonstrate how confident you are about the car you are selling, which in itself is a good selling tool.

Last but not least, invest around a hundred dollars into having the car inspected by a brand name mechanic shop. Depending on the outcome of the inspection, be ready to compensate the buyer to fix the problems presented, furthermore, either the inspection turned out clean or with problems, it will proof to the buyer that he or she is about to invest into a reliable car. For more information about selling your car, check out the