How to get the best price for your old car

06 March 2021

 Take care of your car with a bit of polish

When you’re selling your car, it’s understandable that you’ll want to get the best possible value. After all, you’re probably going to be using that money towards buying your next vehicle. But how can you ensure that you secure the best price for your old car? We’ve put together our top tips for getting the best value for your car, to help you along the way. From how to prepare your car for sale, to where to sell your old car, we’ve got you covered.  

Polish it up

Before attempting to sell your car, give it a good clean and polish. It’s amazing the difference that a decent clean can make. First impressions count and making sure that your car is as clean as possible will make all the difference when it comes to getting the best price for your car. You can also try using a product such a T-cut to remove scratches, scrapes or stains from your car. This will give your vehicle a shiny new surface which will appeal to buyers and help to increase the value of your car.

Get your documents in order

It’s always a good idea to get your documents in order before trying to sell your car. This includes your log book, service book and receipts for any work that you’ve had done recently. If your log book or service book are missing, the price you’ll get for your car will be lower. Whether you’re selling your car privately or using a car-buying service, having all of your documents in order will help you to secure the best price for your car.

Avoid part-exchanging your car

Part-exchange is a popular option amongst motorists, as it’s often seen as the most hassle-free way to sell a vehicle. And it’s true – part-exchanging your car for a newer model is easy. When you part-exchange your vehicle, you avoid having to advertise your car as well as dealing with enquiries, viewings and test drives. However, you won’t usually get the best value for your car by part-exchanging it. The dealership needs to be sure that they’re making money from the transaction too, so they’ll usually offer you less than the car is really worth. The best way to ensure that you are getting the best possible price for your vehicle is by selling your car privately or using a reliable car-buying service such as Any Colour Car.

Don’t get caught out by online car valuations

Many car-buying services offer online valuations which take your registration plate and give you an average price for your vehicle. This price may seem promising but the chances are, you’ll get knocked down in price when it comes to handing over your vehicle. For the best price, look for a car that offers an exact valuation, rather than an average price. At Any Colour Car, we ensure that the price we quote is the price we’ll pay. No messing about.

Give Any Colour Car a call

If you’re thinking of selling your car, give Any Colour Car a call. We can give you an obligation-free valuation for your vehicle, to help you to make the right choice. As well as getting the best value for your car, you’ll also avoid the hassle of selling privately. It’s a no-brainer!


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