Car Selling: Getting The Highest Price
If you own a vehicle, chances are that at some point it will come time to sell that vehicle. There are many factors that affect the resale value of your vehicle; here is how to get the most out of your ride.
Ensuring you maintain the exterior cosmetic appearance of the vehicle means more than pride of ownership- it means if you choose to list it for sale, potential buyers will pay top dollar.
The first thing people notice is the exterior of your car. Ensuring you maintain the exterior cosmetic appearance of the vehicle means more than pride of ownership- it means if you choose to list it for sale, potential buyers will pay top dollar. Aftermarket treatments such as ceramic coatings make your vehicle’s exterior more brilliant and more resilient, which maintains the look and dollar value of your car.
Pro Tip: Preventative maintenance is a great way to ensure your vehicle remains pristine for the life of ownership. Investing in something as simple as a ceramic coating can make the difference between getting top dollar for used vehicle in the future, instead of ending up bargain basement.
High-Quality Parts and Materials
Providing a paper trail that documents that repairs and modifications were done by a professional assures potential buyers that proper parts and materials were used and the work done by a licensed technician. Improper or poorly installed parts send up red flags in the minds of wise buyers, who may take a pass on your car because they can’t be certain the work was done properly.
Pro Tip: Even simple add-ons like Window Films should be done by a reputable shop with lifetime warranty. We have the partnerships you need to get your jobs done right, the first time. Just give us a shout.
Slap-dash body work or other repairs will negatively impact the structural integrity of your vehicle, making it less safe to drive. If you do want to sell your vehicle, a buyer will likely feel the poor quality of work when they test drive the car, although if they don’t notice and go ahead and purchase your vehicle, this could land you in small claims if you have lied about its safety.
Vehicle manufacturers build cars to be as aerodynamic as possible. The engine, transmission, suspension and wheels work together for peak efficiency and poor body work makes the car significantly less fuel efficient. Anyone who test drives your car may feel and hear a wobble, leading them to speculate about the overall efficiency and safety of your car. If the potential buyer does make an offer, they will factor in the mystery sound and offer you much less.
The solution is proper maintenance and investment in your vehicle: just give us a call or drop us a line to get started on making your car as valuable as possible.