Selling a damaged car? For most people, this seems like a huge headache. It isn’t easy to sell a damaged car, but this doesn’t mean that you must take the lowest price. However, by following these five easy steps, you can still get some money from your old car.
Firstly, you must assess the damage. You must determine if the car is repairable or not, and find out how much it is going to cost you. If the extent of the damage is large, the costs of repair will be high and there may be no point in having the vehicle repaired. Often, the repair cost is greater than the car’s value. Make sure that you talk about this matter with the mechanic.
Secondly, try to improve the damaged car. Small repairs with reasonable cost will give your car a facelift. The expenses should be minimal and the repairs must increase the car’s overall value.
Thirdly, after the repairs, you can now set the price of the damaged car. You can put a ‘for sale’ sign on the car or you can also advertise online. Make sure that you provide a detailed description of your car and the repairs that you have made. This will help buyers better understand the reasons behind the price you are charging. Spread the word that you have a car for sale and be prepare for some hard bargaining. Some buyers can be a real headache, so keep your cool and welcome them with a big smile.
The next thing for you to do if you decide to advertise the car online is to have access to car dealing sites. You must ensure that your profile is detailed and all the information needed must be provided. You have to cite the damages of the car, as well as the repairs it has undergone. Try to be honest in your dealings with the car dealer, and you will be able to receive a reasonable quote.
Lastly, you should contact and get a quote from a scrap car dealer. This is the best route to take if your car is a total wreck. The quote of the scrap car dealer will be based on the car’s metal value and not on the vehicle’s model or make.
Now that you know the five things you need to take care of before selling your damaged car, you can get the best deal for your old car. A damaged car can still be of use to you, and even if you get a minimal amount for your car, it is still worth the money rather than just dumping it.
Regardless of the car model or make, you can still sell your vehicle despite its damaged state. Don’t rush things and take your time following the steps above, and get some money from your old car.
You can use the extra money that you get for your home repairs or for buying a new vehicle. As long as you know what you’re doing, you can never go wrong. Good luck in selling your damaged car!