There is no better way to sell an old car and replace it with a brand new one in one foul swoop. However, it is still possible to make sure that you get an even better deal than the one you stand to get anyway. The following five tips will help you to do just that.
The internet will be an invaluable asset in this task. There are websites you can go to in order to help you in this task. One such site is redbook.co.nz. It is also a great idea to find people selling the same kind of car as yours and see how much they have valued it at. Doing this will help you when you arrive at the negotiating table.
Whether you think it needs a clean or not, it will probably be a good idea to give it one. Don’t neglect the interior either. Your car may have odours lingering from all the times you have eaten in it, or smoked in it, or had pets in it. Get an ozone generator so that any of these smells can be successfully neutralised. You may also need to give the interior a good vacuum clean. If the seats are worn, or if the carpet is worn, investing in some mats and covers will be good too.
The maintenance records you have will provide an insight to the car dealer into how well you have looked after your car. It will prove to them that your car is in the condition you say it is in. Possibly making it worth even more. It is always a good idea to offer up as much transparency as possible. When it comes to the condition your car is in.
While it is important to be assertive, you most certainly don’t want to be rude in any way. Your will must be firm, but flexible at the same time. For example, beginning the negotiation by demanding a large price for your car and not budging from that price is not going to do you any favours.
It is of the upmost importance that you resist any temptation to mislead the dealer about the nature of your car’s condition. For a start, it is just plain wrong to do this. But you will probably be found out as well, as most of these dealers have plenty of experience, and are probably seasoned liars themselves. If there are any inconsistencies or repairs that are fake, you will be discovered.
Another important thing to be honest about is whether you have gotten better offers for your car from other dealers or private prospective buyers. The dealer will see whether the car is really worth that amount or not. Good luck in your car trading endeavours.
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