5 Tips to get the most out of your car resale

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Selling your car is an important decision. It doesn’t matter what reason or how attached we are to it; we all want to get the best deal possible. There are a lot of things you can do or stop doing in order to keep its resale value. However, after working for decades at Auto Rehab we have learned which are the best actions you can take to have a leverage when the bargain begins. Today we would like to share the 5 most effective tips to make the most out of your car resale.

Maintenance

This one is a no-brainer. The better care you take of your car, the better deal you will get from it. A tidy record can provide a good hint to potential buyers of the car’s condition. Even if your mileage is a bit high, a good maintenance record will play on your side.

Headlights

A frosty headlight will project a poor and sloppy appearance. On the other hand, it may not illuminate as brightly as it should. Try cleaning them and consider the possibility of replacing them.

Preserve Your Car’s Original Paint

When selling, your cars original paint is one of the most valuable aspects.

Original paint

An unmodified and preserved paint job, will not only help to preserve your vehicles resale value, but it will also dramatically boost it. Your cars original paint is developed to work as a protective barrier, preserving and keeping your cars metal components from wearing or weakening. Besides, you run a huge risk when changing your cars original color. The possibilities of getting a good deal afterwards are drastically reduced.

Wash it before the sale

It may sound silly, but a dirty car will easily drop its value. Take the time to clean it and use the right products and tools for each of the main areas. Make sure that it has no scratches or dents. These small damages could easily take hundreds of dollars away.

Fix all dents and scratches

Rule of thumb is to get the best deal when reselling your car, fixing all dents and scratches on it. The return value of a few bucks of investments has no comparison at all. Depending on the damage level, in a matter of hours, your car will be looking brand new. No one will notice you suffered a fender bender or were caught in the middle of a hailstorm. PDR is the best, most affordable and fastest technique to give your car its original look. In addition, PDR does not affect your Carfax record. Contact Auto Rehab today, and learn more of how paintless dent removal, can help get the best deal on your car.