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Selling your car can be daunting – there are so many places to do so nowadays and you want to make sure you get the best deal!

After years of steady increases, used car prices might be about to drop as the UK grapples with the cost of living crisis and a likely economic recession.

If you want to make the most out of your motor, here’s our guide to making sure you can secure a great deal.

Pick the best place to sell it

If you want to sell your car privately, you’ll have a lot to think about. There are all kinds of places where you could advertise your car for sale: social media, local news or online auction sites.

Whichever platform – or platforms! – you choose, make sure to check each one regularly so that you don’t miss out on any offers!

Make it look amazing

No one wants to buy a dirty car. Before listing your car, and especially if people come to view and test it, be sure to give it a thorough clean inside and out.

As close as you can get to a ‘new car’ feel will benefit you as people may be more likely to make you an offer – and might even convince them to part with more cash.

Consider service and repairs

People are more likely to buy a car they can drive in confidence from the off and might even pay a bit more for the privilege too, especially when considering options like used cars in el cajon.

A full car service will help show up any issues with your motor, and paying to get them fixed could help you make even more money in the long run.

Get all your paperwork together

Get your service history, MOT certificates, vehicle logbook, insurance details and more together before you start the process of selling the car. If you’re missing any of these, you can always ask your insurance company or trusted mechanic to send you a copy; the logbook can only be obtained from the DVLA. In terms of the MOT service, you can easily book a car MOT online and get the test certificate ready on time.

For those looking for reliable MOT & car repairs Stockport, there are numerous reputable garages offering competitive prices and professional services. Consider researching online reviews and comparing quotes to find the best fit for your needs. Remember, a well-maintained car with a clean MOT history is more likely to attract buyers and fetch a higher price.

If you don’t have all of this to hand and happen to make a quick sale, it could leave you in a stressful situation.

Get it photographed properly

While modern smartphone cameras can take amazingly detailed pictures, it’s still important that you make proper considerations if you are taking your own photos.

Don’t leave anything to chance and document as much as possible, including dashboard dials, and the condition of all areas of the car, including wheels, doors, windows and more.

Set a reasonable price

It can be tempting to set your expectations high in the hope of settling at something more reasonable if potential buyers decide to haggle.

However, if you overprice your car, chances are it will appear alongside similar models that appear much more affordable. This will put off would-be buyers who will go elsewhere in search of a better deal.

What are your top car-selling tips? Let us know in the comments!