5 Important checklists for selling used cars for best returns

Like everything else, cars tend to age no matter how much care we take. Rough usage, pollution, wear and tear can make even a one-year old car sometime look like a five-years old vehicle. Yet, the demand for used cars is increasing. It has spiked during the current Covid pandemic because people are not willing to risk using public transport. They are now open to buying used vehicles. Here are a few important tips listed by CarDekho to get the best value for your used car.

Research Online:

Know the actual worth of your car before deciding its resale price.  An online search will show the various offerings already available. There are several free online used car valuation sites where you can check your car’s value by entering key details about it. This will help you decide the base price. By making a few improvements to your vehicle, you can increase its value and sell at a better price.

Service station maintenance:

A full service at an authorized dealership will infuse new life in your car. Change items such as oil filter, air filter, engine oil, gear oil, AC filter etc. during the service. Any buyer would prefer a car in excellent running condition. This will cost you somewhere around Rs 5,000-8,000 depending upon the model and variant you have. But this moderate investment will pay you back handsomely. Do highlight the excellent running condition of the car when selling it to any organized player.

Cleaning and fixing dents 

Many companies offer a combined package of foam washing and steam process which will cost you between Rs 1,500-Rs 2,000. This is not a big investment especially when it will boost the value of your car. The  buyer will get the right first impression, which helps a great deal. Also, deodorize the car while it undergoes washing and steaming. Fixing the dents and scratches on the car is not costly and small surface irregularities can be easily dealt with. This can impact the resale value of the car when taking it to genuine brand to sell.

Maintain Documentation and updated paperwork:

Keep all documentation related to the vehicle such as service record, history report, financial contract, owner manual, etc. handy. This not only increases the valuation of your car but also reassures the buyer that the car is well maintained. Similarly, all essential documents related to the ownership of the car such as registration certificate (RC), valid insurance, and pollution under control (PUC) certificate should be kept ready.

Sell only to organized brand/ player

The last leg to get the best value of your car is to sell it to a genuine organized player only, which will not only offer you best price but will save on your time and energy. Through a hassle free documentation work and other guaranteed response, it offers fastest money transfers with no extra charge. They offer you the best quote collected by auctioning your car across multiple channels all over India in one go. No hassle of taking days in getting quotes from various buyers or waiting for multiple buyers to show up. Many of them offers home inspection, all free of cost which can be scheduled from the comfort of your home. And the best of all is you are safe from any kind of frauds which otherwise is very common.

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