Beware These Common Mistakes When You Decide to Sell Your Car

If you’ve made the decision to sell your car, it pays to be well-researched. This will help you to get the best deal possible and avoid being on the receiving end of anything untoward. To give you an idea of some of the most common mistakes people make when selling their car – and help you to avoid them – we’ve put together this handy guide.

Rushing Into a Deal for Quick Money

Selling your car because you need rapid access to funds can cause you difficulty. Those who go down this route can be left struggling to achieve the value for money they deserve; whilst they’re more likely to make rash decisions during the process of offloading their car. Wherever you can, plan ahead and have a strategy you know will achieve the results that you desire.

Racking Up Intangible Advertising Costs

Whether it’s through hard-copy publications or retail space on the internet, you may find the costs of advertising your car quickly stack up. For something that’s not guaranteed to provide you with the sale you seek, this can be a frustrating process. With some adverts only offering limited-time placements, you may be better focusing your energy elsewhere.

Not Taking the Time to Consider All Aspects of a Part-Exchange Deal

Although part-exchange may appear an attractive way to dispose of your existing car, it could potentially lead to you not receiving the sort of sum that your vehicle justifies. Having the money outright for purchasing a new car would always be the preferable option. You can help add to this amount by choosing to sell your car outright, rather than going down the part-exchange route.  

Dealing Privately Without Doing Your Research

Some of the many things that can cause you headaches when selling your car privately include:

-          Trouble getting the money that you’re owed

-          Dodgy customers

-          Unreasonable negotiation demands

-          The issue of someone needing to test drive your car

It’s worth considering all of these things before you do make the decision to go down the private sale route.

Losing Track of Required Paperwork

Having the right paperwork when it comes to the sale of your car is absolutely essential. Make sure you know where the various documentation you need is. MOT certificates and service records are the key things you don’t want to lose. It may sound obvious, but it’s amazing how many sales are held up due to vehicle owners misplacing these things.

Contact Abbeywood for a Helpful and Friendly Perspective on Selling Your Car

Many people underestimate the hassle that can be involved in selling a car privately. Here at Abbeywood, we take away that stress for you with our helpful, friendly and exceptionally-reasonable service. To find out how we could help you to sell your car, why not call us for an informal chat today? You can reach us on 0114 2559555.


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