Published: November 2022
Will Someone Buy It?
When selling your own car, there are several ways to find a new owner. The first is to find the value of your car at KBB. You can look up this information online and choose Private Party Value. This will give you a good idea of what you can get for your car.
Next, you need to make sure the car is good to buy. You need to clean the car from the inside out. This means taking the car to a car wash and washing the engine as well. When you open the hood, it will impress your customers with how clean the engine is. When you clean under the hood, don’t forget to change all the fluids and wash the transmission. Air and oil filters should also be changed and worn belts replaced. Fill the windshield washer tank with water and clean the battery terminals. Vacuum and replace worn floor mats.
Before you spend money on advertising, try word of mouth. Advertise at work that you are selling your car. One of the best times to sell a car is right before graduation. Parents don’t want to drive their kids around all summer, so try to get a decent car for them. You can even use social media to advertise on your own site. There are also sites like Craigslist where you can post your car for free. Both methods of selling require good photos that give a detailed overall picture of the car, inside, and out.
Above all, be honest. Don’t make the car look better than it is. And never sell a car that hasn’t been inspected or isn’t in working order. If it’s a piece of junk, pay someone to take it to the scrap yard.