When the time is right for you to consider part-exchanging your car and buying a newer model, it’s always firstly a good idea to check the pricing scales based on your car’s age, condition, mileage, and condition. This will help you gain an understanding of your car’s value and what to expect when it comes to getting prices from reputable dealers like Best Price Car Sales.
Cleaning your car is the priority
Probably the most obvious thing to do when you are considering selling your car, giving it a good clean inside and out. But maybe not a quick wash and go but a thorough wash with a fresh coat of wax will go a long way. If you have the cash, it’s not a bad idea to get it detailed, which may cost more but believe me, it’s worth it and could add an extra bonus to your pocket.
Sort out any small issues
Not a bad idea to have someone assist on this one in checking all your car’s lights, such as indicators and rear lights, even check your fog lights too. It’s then a small matter to check and replace your interior lights if needed. And while you’re at it, check your coolant, brake fluid, washer fluid, etc, and make sure they’re all topped up. And last but not least, check your oil level and have that topped up too.
Get your documentation gathered
Anything you can get your hands on directly related to your car, have to hand and it will be requested by your dealer. Service records, any major accidents that had occurred. Cars that have been properly maintained as required by the car’s manufacturer will be more sought after and can also gain you some more value.
Walk around and give it a once over
Nothing better than knowing the ins and outs of your car and it’s good when you have to answer questions either over the phone or face to face. Sounding knowledgeable and confident about your car’s imperfections goes a long way. Honesty is always the best policy, so even noticing a minor fault will give you peace of mind and you’ll be able to sleep at night knowing you have given full disclosure and been to the best of your ability 100% truthful.
Look up your car’s value
Right, last but not least, you’ve spruced up your car, you’ve checked what needs to be done, in most cases hopefully, you’ve sorted out any issues and now you can get a rough estimate of the car’s value based on the outcome of the appearance, condition, service history, and mileage. By going on well-known car websites you can then get a rough benchmark as to what to expect for the price of your car.
Start the process of looking for a reputable used car dealership, like Best Price Car Sales, based in Southampton. If you can’t get to one of our showrooms, we can give you a price over the phone and pick it up once we have delivered your newly purchased used car. Our policy is, if you describe your car honestly with us, we will price it honestly. Once a price has been agreed and we have arranged your car finance which is affordable to you, you can expect a free delivery to your home within three days, in some cases we’ve delivered the same day.
To enquire about our current stock of quality used cars, and what exclusive offers and deals we have, call us now on 02382 543 928, or if you want an instant decision on car finance, click here and get an approved car loan today.