It happens sometimes as the time when you are to sell your vehicle comes. There could be different reasons for that. Beginning with the lack of money and ending up with a simple intention to purchase a new one.
In any way, there is many things to deal with before you put it on the selling lot. Homework saves you nerves and money it is old as the world.
Make sure that the car is perfectly clean
It has been proved that the appearance of the vehicle attracts (let us say) costumers. So don’t feel lazy and clean up everywhere you can reach. Vacuum the inside of the car, wash the windshields, clean the engine, and wash the tires (even the extra one). Make sure that there is nothing unnecessary in the trunk or inside the car.
Do not try to deceive anybody
Tell the truth about the vehicles history including visits to mechanic. You don’t want to get into unconfortable situation because of simple intention to rip off the buyer. The buyer will also do the homework. So you are better to know all the possible information about your own vehicle. And be ready to answer any kind of questions.
I should make the list of things you should answer right away as it has been your birth date.
Make, model, year of manufacture, ID number, engine capacity, fuel consumption in town and on the highway. Previously mentioned history of car including any accidents (don’t even think of hiding any scratches or bumps) Buyer can always bring a mechanic or ask you to take the car to diagnostics.
Be polite but insist on your conditions
Always give a test drive to a potential buyer that will not only give him idea about the vehicle but will also give the reason to trust that you. You can also demonstrate all the vehicles possibilities by test driving it yourself. One of the most discussable questions is the price (as always)
Do not overprice your vehicle under any condition
Maybe only by a hundred dollars. In that way you can easily give a discount that can sometimes have a positive effect on the buyer (proved by psychologists) to find out a proper price you might consult the dealerships, online websites and even forums. Use Kelley Blue Book as your navigator to right price. Good idea to have an access to enternet with you to prove your words. Your value should be based not only on your opinion but on facts that should be proved. Find out the market value. It will take some time to find out that you need to find out your cars value in secondhand dealerships and in show-rooms. The market value is usually in between those two. Once again don’t be hurry, take your time.
Be honest about the reasons you selling it
It wouldn’t make a good impression if you will not be able to give a straight answer on that question.