buy and sell

Some say there is an art to buying and selling cars. I’ve spoken about buying cars before, so, today I’m going to talk about selling. More specifically, how you can sell your car for as much money as possible:

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Make It Look Good

I always say that if you want you car to sell, you have to make it look good. There are two key things that make people take a second look at a car on sale. And they are the price and the looks. If you see a car for sale online, and it looks amazing in the pictures, you take a second glance. People will judge cars based on looks; it’s just a fact. If you advertise your car with a horrible picture, don’t expect to get a lot of money for it. But, make your car look brand new again, and you’ll have a good chance of getting a lot of cash.

The easiest way to make your car look good in photos is to give it a clean. Get the sponge and bucket out yourself or find a professional car cleaning service. If you choose the second option, you could get your car looking nicer and shinier. But, it will obviously cost money. Once it’s cleaned, you can work on the photos. Make sure you take pictures in good lighting, so your car looks crisp and cleansed.

Sell It Online

Sell your car online if you want to get the best price possible for it. Why? Because more people will see it if it’s advertised on the internet. There are loads of sites online dedicated to selling cars. People can advertise their vehicle, and others can browse for a new car. As there are more people looking for cars online, there’s more chance one will find yours. In fact, there’s more chance that multiple people will find your car and fight over the price!

If I were you, I’d put my car up on multiple sites. This gives you an even greater chance of securing a healthy sale. But, once you sell your car, make sure you remove it from every site.

Be Stubborn And Patient

If you want a certain amount for your car, then don’t rest until you get it. Be stubborn with the price you set for it. Don’t let people try and haggle the price down a bit so they get a better deal. When someone contacts you asking about your car, it means they’re interested. It means they can afford it, and they want to know a bit more. But, everyone will try and haggle to save money. My advice is to stay stubborn and don’t stray from your asking price.

Similarly, be patient when selling. If no one is interested in your car now, that doesn’t mean they won’t be in a month or two. Don’t drop the price if you think it’s reasonable, be patient!

Follow this advice if you want to sell your car and get plenty of money for it!

Sometimes, it’s time for you to buy a new car. This means you have to say goodbye to your old one. It’s served you well over the years, but it’s time for a change. 

If you’re thinking about selling your car, then take a look at some of these tips:

Prepare Your Car For Sale

If you want to get value for money, you need to prepare your car for sale. Make sure that everything is in working order and that the car is cleaned. Clean the outside and inside so that it looks brand new. People are more inclined to buy a vehicle that looks clean and shiny. You also need to have all the service records and car history with the car when you sell it. It’s so you can show buyers that you aren’t lying when you say the car hasn’t had any work done. If you don’t do anything to your car and try and sell it when it looks a state, you won’t get as much money. Sure, someone may buy it, but you simply won’t receive anywhere near as much as you should.

Don’t Settle For Less

When you’re setting a price for your car, make sure you pick one that’s reasonable. Obviously, if you set the price too high, no one will even think about buying it. But this doesn’t mean you should set the price low and settle for less. 

You have to know how much your car is worth in the current market. If you click here, you can get a quick valuation for your vehicle. Once you know the price, you can put it up for a similar amount. I always think you should go a little bit higher than what it’s worth. This is because people often try and haggle to get a discount from the seller. 

If your price is slightly higher, you could haggle down to the car’s valuation price. This will make the buyer think they’ve got a cracking deal, but really they bought it for the standard price! Plus, there’s always a chance someone could buy it for the expensive price, which would be a bonus.

Pick A Way To Sell

There are loads of ways you can sell your car these days. Thanks to the internet, there are many websites out there that let you sell your car to other drivers. Or, you can sell it to other dealers who are looking for cars to add to their showroom. 

My recommendation would be to sell it directly to another driver. This is where you’ll get the best value for money and receive the best price for your car.


Instead of going out and selling your car separately, use it as a way to get your new car! When you go car shopping, some dealers will accept your car as a part-exchange. 

This means you effectively sell them your car to cover a portion of your new car’s price. The benefit of this is that it’s super quick, it will be sorted on the day. Plus, you get to save money on your new car, so, win-win!