Buying a new car is always an exciting moment, but we all know how expensive they can be. When changing vehicle, many decide to get as much as they can for their current model, hoping it will ease the burden when cashing in on their next beauty.
However, when selling your car, it’s important to know you’re getting a good deal. Follow our easy steps on how to get the best price for your car.
Know your car’s worth
Work out how much you can receive for your vehicle, otherwise you’ll either set the price too high, putting off potential buyers, or too low, doing yourself out of some much needed cash.
The price of your car depends on a number of factors, including its age, mileage, specifications and condition. When asking ‘how much is my car worth?’, you can simply use our handy quote form. You can also take a look on local car-selling websites to see what similar models are going for.
Keep it clean
Unless you’re choosing to scrap it, you’ll get a better price for your car if it’s in a good condition. This doesn’t mean breaking the bank to ensure it’s as good as new again – a car that’s clean and working well will get more for its worth than one which hasn’t been taken care of.
Pick your moment
People often wonder when the best time of year to sell their car is. There’s no rule as such, but if you’re selling privately, business can be slower at times when buyers have other expenses to prioritise such as Summer holidays or Christmas.
A popular time for car sales is when the new registrations are released in March and September. Of course, if going with a dealer or car buying company, there’s a lot more flexibility, and they’ll take the car off you whenever you choose.
Find the best deal
There are pros and cons to whichever route you choose to sell your car. With private sales, you can set your price, but this often comes with a lot of hassle when trying to find a legitimate buyer, not to mention the price of placing an ad. With part exchange, it’s an easy swap, but it’s harder to get the price you want. A great blend can be to use a company specialising in instant car buying.
Some of the big name brands have been notorious for offering less than the desired price, so talk to an independent, local company who’ll ensure you’ll get the best possible rate and a fast sale.
If you’re trying to sell your car in or around the Surrey area, speak with our team at Surrey Car Buyers. We buy all types of vehicle, work closely with Surrey Scrapping Centre and even offer a vehicle recovery service. We always provide you with the best possible deal we can offer and can help you find your new vehicle.
Get the best price for your car today by getting in touch.