Check Out 10 Factors To Look Into When Selling A Car

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1. Mechanical Condition
An easy way to check mechanical condition will be to conduct a test drive. Some factors are easier than others when conducting a test drive eg does the vehicle pull to one side, are there any knocking noises when driving over bumps, how’s the braking? By finding these conditions, the value of the car will be lessened by the price of the replacement part plus the labour cost.

2. Exterior Condition
The saleability and value of the car will obviously depend on the condition of the exterior. The first observation of a car will be that of the exterior. This could include scuffed wheels (with an average price of £60 per wheel for restoration, with a suggestion of both wheel on the same side to be painted), other factors would be dings, dents, and paintwork. Sometimes what looks like a mere scratch can turn out to require the whole door being replaced rather than the touching up you thought it owuld, with the average price of a door/panel starting from £100. The same goes for trims and badges which can also start from £100. Visit buy my car site for a better look.

3. Interior Condition
We see a wide range of interior conditions on a lot of different vehicles, some notable conditions are; a scratched dash (this has to be factored into the sale price as it can’t be repaired), irreparably torn seat or floor fabrics (£75 a section being the typical reupholstering price). If the car needs a professional shampooing eg interior valeting for the seats due to a dog odour, this could be £50+.

4. Mileage
There is an obvious correlation between the higher the mileage the lower the retail value of the vehicle.

5. Previous Owners
The desirability of the vehicle will descrease as the number of previous owners goes up which will affect the resale price of the vehicle. In order to combat this rate, a cheaper price for the car would be suggested.

6. Service History
If the amount of previous owners is high, service history may be a deciding factor; with little to no service history the vehicle desirability is lessened. However, one should consider that if a vehicle has been serviced 5 times, it may just be the result of 5 previous owners each servicing it when bought, making this a potentially misleading figure.

7. MOT
{A vehicle with a short MOT will highly affect the ability of a vehicle to be sold and the value|The value and saleability of a vehicle will be highly affected by a short MOT|the ability of a vehicle to be sold at its full value will be high affected if it only has a short MOT). Taking into consideration the actual price of an MOT test first. Starting from £50, anything from brake pads, discs on any of the 4 tyres for example is an unknown risk of what could fail and quickly spiral upwards of £300. To help sell your car and avoid suspicions we suggest sorting out the MOT so that the buyer knows the value for money they’re getting.

8. Specification
When considering a vehicle purchase there are different varieties of model; as far as investing in resale value is concerned, a vehicle with better specs will hold its value for a longer period of time.

9. Saleability
The ability of a vehicle to be sold is called its saleability. Factors can include engine size, fuel consumption, fuel type, engine transmission type (automatic or manual), insurance group, tax bracket, whether a vehicle can enter Ultra Low Emission Zone. These may be important factors to consider for some but not others, meaning it could be tough sell for a certain price without one or more of these factors.

10. Vehicle Colour
The colour of a vehicle can majorly affect the re-sale price of a vehicle, Certain coloured cars have much less of an appeal to the general public.

Conclusion
in order to understand your car’s worth, you need to undertake a full vehicle appraisal. This may seem like a lot to take on board, but this is bread and butter when appraising the true value of a car to a dealer. Click on over to this buy my car link if you would like an estimation. We recommend you visit the link to grab 3 separate valuations for greater clarity on the various factors involved relating to the different conditions and how they could affect the price.

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