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Top Mistakes When Selling Your Car

Selling a car may seem like a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be. I Buy Cars Today is here to help. Often we find these top mistakes people make when selling their car. Let us help you avoid these. Contact us today if you’re ready to sell your vehicle.

Not Knowing Your Car’s Value – Knowing your car’s value will help you price your car correctly when it’s time to sell. You can do a simple search on various automotive websites as a way to compare pricing but be sure to search for used cars like yours. Be mindful, however that the asking price is not necessarily the selling price, but checking will give you an idea. Once you reach out to I Buy Cars Today, we’ll do a quick appraisal based on your vehicles condition, it’s features, history and how it drives.

Not Having Your Car Title – You will need to have the title ready when you’re selling your car. If you are financing the car that you’re selling, your lender is probably holding the title so it’s important to get the title so that you can transfer it to the buyer. Depending on your lender, the process may take time so it’s best to plan ahead before starting the sale. If you own the car you’re selling, you should have the title but if you misplaced it, make sure you track it down before you start the selling process.

Not Cleaning Your Car – A clean vehicle speaks volumes to potential car buyers that it has been well-cared for. You should not just clean the exterior but also the interior – remove personal items and vacuum the car. Clean the glass and tires as well.

Not Having Maintenance Records — Regular maintenance of your car shows potential buyers that you’ve kept up the car’s condition and that you’re selling a reliable, well-maintained vehicle. Having these records gives the buyer peace of mind that the car was well cared for.

Lying About Your Car’s Accident History
– If your car has been in an accident, it is always a good idea to disclose it. This information can always be found in the vehicle history report and the buyer’s mechanic or vehicle inspector will notice the repairs made. Once a potential buyer thinks you’re being dishonest about something, they will not believe anything else you tell them and will have a harder time with negotiating price.

If you’re ready to sell your car, visit our HOW IT WORKS FAQ webpage for details about how it works, appraisal value, required documents and other details.
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