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Top Tips on How to Sell Your Car

Selling your old vehicle is an excellent opportunity to earn some extra cash and make more space in your garage or driveway. Whether your goal is to upgrade to a newer model, or you simply no longer need your current car, selling it allows you to dispose of an unwanted vehicle while also putting money back in your pocket.

If you're interested in selling your car without part-exchanging it for another, you've come to the right place as here at Perrys we are willing to purchase any cars in good working condition, regardless of their make or model.

Before you go ahead with selling your car, there are some essential steps to take to ensure you get the best value for it. These tips will help you make the selling process even smoother allowing you to proceed with confidence.

Maintain a complete service history of your vehicle

Research indicates that more than a quarter of buyers are unaware that a full-service history can increase the value of their car. whereas an incomplete history can decrease its value by 10%. Having a full-service vehicle history instills confidence in your dealer that your car won’t have any issues for the next owner. Moreover, maintaining a service record enables you to keep track of the maintenance performed on your car as well as stay on top of its management.

Be aware of your car’s value

Perrys will assess your car, taking into consideration various factors to give you our best possible price. However, before this evaluation, it's crucial to have an approximate idea of how much your car is worth. While getting an exact valuation is hard, you can compare your model to similar ones in terms of mileage and condition to see if the price sounds right to you. Focus on trade-in values and account for any existing damage your car may have. Using our online valuation tool is a reliable and convenient method to get a rough figure of your car's value.

Watch out for any existing damage

Any dents or scuffs can reduce the value of your car, as the dealership will need to address these issues before putting the vehicle up for sale. The cost of repairs will be deducted from the final price when selling your car to the dealership.

Make sure your car is squeaky clean inside and out

Prior to getting your car valued, make sure to clean it thoroughly either at home or by seeking professional cleaning services. This will significantly enhance your car's value.

Take pictures of your car

Take a full set of photos of your car, including full-frame shots and close-ups. These photos will allow you to keep a record of your car's condition and identify any new scratches that might occur over time so that you can get them mended right away.

We hope this article has helped you get a better understanding of what to look out for when you’re willing to sell your car. However, should you have any further questions in relation to our car valuation or car purchase process, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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Written by Lucrezia | 4 min read
17 Jul 2023