We Australians tend to heap TLC on our cars; living in such a huge country demands that you have reliable transport and over time, you can develop a relationship with your car. You might have owned your current car since new and after many years of faithful service, the time has come to say goodbye, or you might be one of the smart motorists that sells every 2 years to minimise loss.

If you are planning to sell your car, here are a few tips to help you get the best deal.

No Hassle Online Car Buyers

There isn’t an easier way to sell your wheels than the instant car offer, an online network of 800+ dealers who will bid for the car in real time. Using a secure online network, dealers are always looking at the latest vehicles that are up for sale and you are likely to find a buyer in hours. Once you receive an offer you want to accept, simply click on the success button, contact the buyer and arrange for the transfer. If there is no deal, there is no fee!

Social Media

If you are looking for a free way to advertise your car, join some of the used car-for-sale Facebook groups. Have the car detailed and take images and compose a short description, then post on all groups and see what happens.

Collect All Documentation

Ownership documents, receipts and bills should be kept in a safe place; it is important to have evidence of servicing and repairs; failure to produce these would likely lead to a lower price. Click here for tips on getting the best price for a scrap car.

Car Dealerships

Of course, if you’re selling your car, you will be buying an upgraded version and in most cases, the dealership would accept your current car as part payment. You might even get a better price than if you sold the car privately, which has to be good news.

Have The Car Detailed

Prior to listing the car for sale, take it to an auto detailing venue and have the interior and exterior cleaned and polished to show your car in its best possible light. This is especially pertinent if you are selling privately and it could be the difference between a sale and no sale.

Fix Any Minor Issues

If there are minor issues, a potential buyer is likely to find them and that is ammunition to negotiate a lower price. It might, for example, cost $200 to sort out the issues, yet you end up getting $400 more. It is also a good idea to have the car serviced just prior to listing, which is attractive to a buyer.

Once you have sold your car, you can start looking at newer models, or even a brand-new vehicle and we hope that the above information helps you in some way. Click here for Australian government advice when selling a used car.

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