Every now and then we hear this familiar statement, “I want to sell my car.” There are many reasons why a person wants to sell a car. It might be that he wants something better or just want to get rid of his old car before natural wear and tear can eat all its residual value. Below is a chronological set of questions that can help us thoroughly ponder before reaching that deciding moment.
When wanting to sell a car the first thing to be done is prepare the car for the sale. It has to be serviced and get a certificate of road worthiness through an inspection. The receipt from the service should be kept to show potential clients that the car is in working order. Any bumps and scratches will devalue the car, so it is best to have these repaired if possible. These are not mandatory, but they are necessary to ensure a successful car sale. During the period of trying to sell the car it is important to keep it as clean as possible. This is because there could be occurrences when there is a potential buyer wanting to view the car on short notice.
Before I put it on sale, I got my car checked thoroughly. I knew it was running fine, but I wanted a mechanic to confirm it. I figured it will be easy for me to convince the buyer, if I’m convinced myself. Turned out, there were a couple of minor flaws that needed repair, and I got them done quickly before I set out to cash for cars.
All you have to do is login on the internet and browse for a car salvage company that operates near you. On the company website you will find a form which you need to fill giving complete details of your vehicle in its current condition. Soon enough you will have one of the staff members from the company contacting you in order to fix a price. Different car salvage companies will offer you different prices. The fact that they operate online gives you a chance to get a quote for your car from various companies and go for the one that gives you the best price.
Vehicle A is listed online for $12,000, vehicle “B”, a similar vehicle, is posted online for $11,500 and vehicles” C”, which is similar to both “A” and “B” is listed at $13,500. In this scenario cars “A” & “B” sell within two weeks while vehicle “C” remains on the market two months later. In another scenario, a four-wheel drive truck in New England is listed online for $8000. The very same four-wheel drive vehicle is listed in Florida for $6500. The truck in New England sells within one day while the one in Florida, which is less expensive, does not sell even after three months.
Don’t think that because you’re using an online auction you’ll avoid viewings and calls. Many people will want to come and view the vehicle – with all the wasted time and silly low offers that can go with it.
You can take help from various vehicle valuation guides in order to determine the value of your car. The NADA Guide and the Kelley Blue Book provide excellent guidance on how to judge the worth of your car in its current condition. The guide factors in the year of the make as well as the manufacturer and the condition of the car in order to determine its value. This gives you a relative estimate of what your car is worth.
So the answer is yes, you can sell your vehicle. Get rid of your junk property and put a little extra cash in your pocket! Not to mention this form of selling your car is great for the environment; not a bad way for making a few extra bucks.