March 29th, 2018 by

Are you are getting ready to sell your used car? If so there are a few things you can do to boost the resale value. Experts agree that with just a little time and money you can get top dollar for your pre-owned car, SUV, van or truck.

Prepare your vehicle for sale by starting with a professional detail job. This simple thing is well worth the money and can make a big difference in the sale of your vehicle. If your interior is in pretty good shape a simple wash and wax with a fresh oil change will work wonders to make your vehicle more attractive to potential buyers.

Other areas for inexpensive fixes include minor exterior improvements such as:

Headlights & Taillights – Changing out the lights in your vehicle is one of the most inexpensive thing you can do. Light bulbs for almost every model are readily available at auto supply stores and they are very easy to install.

Fix Dents & Scratches – If you have more than a few dings or scratches get these fixed. Shop around for inexpensive dent repair services. Paintless dent removal can be inexpensive and fast and the results will improve the value of your vehicle.

Check Tires & Brakes – New tires or slightly used tires can make a huge difference in a buyer’s impression of your vehicle. Most used car shoppers check tire tread as part of their research so make sure your tires don’t look worn or have uneven tread patterns. New brake pads can be as inexpensive as $100 to $150 and will make a world of difference in the test drive.

Fix Windshield Cracks or Chips – One of the biggest deterrents a used car shopper can see is damage to the windshield. No one wants to run the risk of a fix it ticket or incur the cost of windshield replacement. There are many windshield repair services available that can fix your windshield without replacement. The cost to have this done will keep your resale value high and prevent potential buyers from walking away.

Once your used vehicle is in tip top condition you are ready to advertise it for sale to independent buyers or take it to a dealership for a trade-in value quote. Independent buyers can offer a good price for well maintained vehicles but be warned,finding the right buyer can be time consuming.

Weseloh Chevrolet is always looking for quality used cars and trucks to add to our used vehicle inventory. If you have a used vehicle ready for sale, we invite you to bring it in for a trade-in quote. We offer excellent trade-in rates and can handle all of the paperwork for you. You might just be surprised by how much your used car is worth at our San Diego used car dealership.

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