Sell Your Car in Grimsby
Sell Your Car in Grimsby
Posted on March 16, 2022
In the market for a new car. Need to sell your old one? Selling your old car to a dealership in Grimsby is the easiest way to make decent money, but the same rules still apply.
The same tips still apply too, which is why we wrote this post.
We’re going to share some top tips on how to get the best price when you sell your car in Grimsby.
Clean cars sell
Know why most dealerships have their own car valeter or an arrangement with a commercial one to clean every car on the lot?
Because clean cars sell.
You probably know from your own experience that seeing a sparkling clean car is a much more pleasurable experience than seeing a dirty one.
One, it looks better and you can see the car in all its glory. Two, it shows the dealer or seller takes pride in the car. Three, it gives the impression it’s a brand new car even when it isn’t.
Clean your car before selling it and you’ll be able to use those three same things.
View your car from a buyer’s perspective
The majority of us have an emotional attachment to our cars. An attachment that gives a certain rose-tinted perspective of its qualities and its faults.
Try to remove that when looking at your car and see if from a buyer’s perspective.
Pretend in your mind that you’re the buyer and not the seller. Do you see faults? Are there things that would make you think twice about buying the car?
If any answer is yes, change whatever it is that makes you feel that way.
If you cannot remove yourself from the situation, ask a friend or family member do it for you. The result will be exactly the same!
Cheap and quick fixes
Depending on your impartial assessment of your car, perform any cheap fixes you come across in your inspection.
There’s a balance to be struck between spending money you won’t benefit from and potentially losing money because the dealership has lots of work to do.
The less a dealer has to do to recondition the car, the more they’ll offer and the more likely they are to make that offer.
Change blown bulbs, replace worn tires, lost accessories, replace that cracked side mirror glass, you get the idea.
Know what your car is worth
How do you know if the offer you’re presented with is a good one or not unless you know your car’s value?
We recommend you check current market value for your car at Carfax, Kelley Blue Book, Auto Trader, eBay, Craigslist and Kijiji.
Check all of them and check like for like. That means the same make, model, year, trim and mileage if you can.
Take a note of the high and low values and set your sights somewhere in the middle. That way, you have wiggle room for offers without leaving yourself open.
When you’re ready, visit one of our dealerships for a fair appraisal of your car. If we like what we see, we’ll offer cash for your old car there and then.
How easy is that!
If you’re looking to sell your car in Grimsby, we’d love to buy it for a great price! Simply fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you ASAP!
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