Selling A Used Car

Advertising and marketing

If you are looking to sell a used car you should use all the free advertising methods available to you and it may also be worth paying a bit of money to advertise your used car on the internet or in the local newspaper. The obvious and free methods of advertising are those such as the classic ‘FOR SALE’ sign in the window of your car, don’t forget that social networking sites can also be made to be very useful also as they provide you with a platform to speak to a lot of people, so don’t be shy to post a status or two about your used car offer.

For a small fee you can get your used car put online on websites which bring in thousands of people a day who are looking to buy a used car so this method can prove to be hugely effective, especially as you are only making a one of payment. It could also be worth putting you used car advert in your local newspaper. Basically your main goal is to let as many people as you can know about your vehicle and these ways, especially the online way, are all great ways of doing that.

General tips

When advertising your car remember to include all the details and make sure you are as accurate and as truthful as possible for if you try and hide something, it usually finds a way of surfacing and can undo a lot of hard work and effort wasting your time as well as any potential buyers. Don’t allow for any nasty surprises and make sure you have everything covered. Get any paperwork or certificates of service ready to flaunt as they can help justify your sales pitch and may well be requested. If you have all these documents to hand, it will serve as a good indicator that you have taken good care of your vehicle.

Deciding upon a reasonable price

Do your research when it comes to your cars worth and do not just pluck a number out of the air because ‘it sounds about right’. Go online use any valuation tools available and explore the online market yourself to see what your car, or similar cars are selling for on used car sites and evaluate whether or not you can afford to beat that price. If you are looking to sell your 5 year old Mitsubishi ASX then be sure to look at the prices for similarly aged used Mitsubishi ASX cars.

Trade in

If you don’t want all the hassle of selling a used car and are yourself looking to buy a new car, then it may well be worth just taking your old car to a dealer who possesses a car you want, and seeing if they will offer you a trade in price. Depending on how much the dealer wants/needs to sell the car you want, you may get a good deal if you have an old car to trade-in. The dealer will not give you as much money as you might make from selling the vehicle but you will save a lot of time and effort.