Cars begin to depreciate in value the minute after you buy them. It’s not something that you can fully control, but there are certain steps you can take to improve your car’s value when the time comes to sell it.
We go over some of the things you should do before you sell your car.
Keeping Proper Documentation
Ensuring that your car has proper documentation and a proper record of its maintenance work can help you get better value for your car than if none of these things are available. When you sell your car to a ‘for cash’ dealership, they’ll often ask for documentation like vehicle identification or the make and model of your car.
However, when you have paperwork of the car first being bought, insurance details, and car history documents, then you may be able to get an even better price for it. Getting all your documentation in order helps dealerships make a more accurate assessment of your car and can help improve its value.
Maintaining Your Car
Maintaining routine check-ups and oil changes will affect how well your car runs. While the temptation to skip one or two check-ups here and there might creep up, you have to make sure you get all the required checks on time and get the receipts for the maintenance work that you got done.
Having the receipts with you shows proof of your car is regularly being maintained, and that can add value to your car. The buyer of your car will be able to see that the car has been kept in good condition and that automatically increases the value of your car for the buyer.
Repaint it a Different Color
This tip may be a bit of a surprise to most people, but you should get your car’s paint job redone if it isn’t already black, silver, or white. It’s been found that your car’s resale value can be affected by the color it’s in. Most people will happily buy neutral-colored cars but may not be as interested in colorful cars. Even if the color is the factory model, a green or red sedan might not be to everyone’s taste, making it harder to resell or find a good price for it.
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