Tips to increase the value of your used car before selling it

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Selling a used car and getting the most money possible always requires keeping some tips very present. Some of them you can execute yourself; in other cases, you will need to go to an expert, for example, a professional service centre.
Now, we are going to show you and give you some excellent tips on how to apply these tips before selling your car to find the maximum possible value.

Deep Clean of your Car


This is essential advice, but it is fundamental advice to get the maximum price for your car: appearances matter, and a car's cleanliness matters both inside and outside. So first step should be to clean the car both from outside and inside.


Exterior cleaning


For the exterior, it is necessary to clean the car thoroughly to ensure that the paint is in good condition and there are no scratches on the body. While you can clean the exterior yourself, you may need to seek the help of an expert if there are significant scratches that require expert help.

Cleaning the exterior of the car is something you can do yourself. However, you should be prepared to spend money on cleaning materials and spend your important time cleaning your car. On the other hand, if you want to sell your car quickly without investing too much time and money, it's a good idea to take it to a car cleaning service centre.

However, if you plan to show your car to many potential buyers, you may reconsider taking it to a service centre, as this may not be the best option. Waiting for weeks or months to sell your car can be frustrating, so it's always better to be prepared and take the necessary steps to make your car more attractive to potential buyers.

We have often heard that an overly clean car can be seen as a "red flag" and make potential buyers suspicious of hidden problems. However, an automotive centre can assess the car's actual condition, so cleaning the car thoroughly will never be a negative thing.

Internal Cleaning


Cleaning the interior is very important. You must properly clean all surfaces, not only the dashboard and steering wheel, but also remember the compartments inside and the upholstery.

A deep or thorough cleaning is necessary, and you should pay close attention to areas where objects may have fallen. don't forget that you must use specialized products to clean the materials of your car, both on the dashboard, steering wheel and upholstery in general.

Make sure to carefully identify which materials you are cleaning and what products should be used for each.


Interior cleaning of odours


Remember, a car with a foul odour will not sell well. That's why it is essential to clean the interior surfaces very well, especially if the car smells of cigarettes. Selling a high-value car that smells of cigarettes may be almost impossible.

Do not forget to eliminate any food odours, residues, or pet odours.

Remember, it's not about having a car that looks like it's from a showroom but about keeping it as clean as possible so that its value does not decrease.


General maintenance


  Cleaning may be included when discussing general maintenance, but now we will focus on other aspects of the car's appearance. 


The tyres


Depending on the condition of the rubber, replacing the tyres may be necessary. If the tyres show significant wear, such as if the drainage channels are almost gone, then replacing the tyres may be required. 

Additionally, if the condition of the tyres in the front and rear pairs is very different, unifying them to the same condition may be desirable. It is also important to evaluate the car's suspension to ensure that the tyre wear is not due to a problem with the suspension system.

Windshield Wipers


Properly working windshield wipers are crucial for clear visibility while driving in rainy or snowy weather. It is recommended that you inspect the wiper blades regularly and replace them if they show signs of wear or damage, such as cracks or tears. 

Car Mats


You should also not forget about the car mats. It is likely that due to use, they wear out and lose their presence, and of course, a mat that is not in good condition is something that you want to replace, even more so if you want to sell a luxury used car.



Don’t forget to check the levels of the essentials that are essential for driving, such as brake fluid, transmission fluid, coolant, engine oil, etc.
If you are going to be showing your car over the months to different people with test drives to test the condition of your car, keeping an eye on your fluid levels is essential.


Do  inspection


Take a good look at your car for any interior or exterior dents that you may have missed.
Carry out a test drive to verify that everything is fine and that there are no strange sounds or problems that you have not detected before due to normal use; this is very necessary if the car has been stopped for a considerable time.

If you can test drive it with a friend or acquaintance who has car troubleshooting experience, do so. It can be very helpful in identifying problems.

Don't forget the extras and accessories.


When you start selling a car, it's important to keep in hand all the items that originally came with it, such as the extra set of keys and any accessories, like an SD card or other add-ons that you may have kept for some reason.

Techno-mechanical revision


It is crucial to keep your car service history as proof of car maintenance and condition. It's also crucial to do a professional technical and mechanical assessment before selling the car. This assessment gives complete details of the car's overall condition, so you can ensure no severe underlying issues have gone undetected or require significant repairs.

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It's important to keep in mind that you can handle minor issues on your own, but it's best to leave more significant problems for professionals to handle competently.

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