Get top dollar for your used car!
Ready to sell your used car? "You can get thousands more for it if you do a couple of little extras!"
|Prep it for sale:||Sell it privately:||Sell to a dealer:|
|Detail your car|
Wipe, clean and vacuum every nook and cranny. If your car looks and feels like new inside it could add $1,000 to the resale value!
|Use old-fashioned ads!|
Classifieds are an old standby, but they work! Place an ad in your local paper, and try free ads at websites.
|Find a company that buys used cars|
Companies that buy used cars as opposed to accepting "trade-ins" typically pay $1,000 or more than a dealer's trade-in offer.
|Have your paperwork handy!|
Collect your service and maintenance records. "Even if you can't find all the paperwork, having some of it available shows the buyer you made an effort to maintain the vehicle."
|Put it up for auction!|
eBay's auto auction site has recently seen a 24% increase in listings. "If you can get two people in a bidding war on your car, you can just sit back and watch the price go up!"
|eBay Auto Seller Tips|
Post good pictures of the interior and exterior.
Post a close-up picture of the engine.
Include maintenance details in your auction description.