How to Sell Your Car

July 13th, 2020 by

How to Sell Your Car
Selling a used car can feel daunting as there are many associated aspects. Whether you are selling your car privately or looking to sell to a dealer, Dick Hannah Honda has compiled this easy-to-follow guide to help you sell your vehicle fast.

Set an Asking Price
Before you can sell your car, you’ll need to know what it is worth. Kelley Blue Book is a reputable place to pinpoint private sale and trade-in values and will give you a reasonably priced starting point for selling your car. When setting your price, try to keep any emotion or attachment to the vehicle out of the equation — people tend to overprice a car because of their fond memories and that can make it harder to sell.

It is also helpful to have a pricing strategy in place if negotiations come up. Determine the lowest possible price you are willing to accept for your car and take into consideration how quickly you want or need, to sell as part of your strategy.

Gather the Necessary Paperwork
Once you’ve determined your asking price, gather the relevant paperwork to make the sale easier. First and foremost, no vehicle can be sold without a title. If you have a clear title, meaning you completely own the car, you should have it on hand. If you still make a monthly car payment but want to sell the vehicle or do a trade-in, ensure that you get the title from your car loan lender.

Other paperwork you should have includes:

Vehicle history report
Maintenance records
Warranty documentation
As-Is documentation
Odometer disclosure
Bill of Sale

Do a Deep Clean
A clean, clutter-free car will automatically catch the eye of potential buyers. You could consider taking the car to a professional detailer or put in some elbow grease yourself. Clear out all of your personal belongings, vacuum the entire car (don’t forget the trunk!), and spot-clean the seats and floor mats as needed. Dust the dash, clean out the cupholders, and give the windows a good wipe down.

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