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Increasing the value of your car when it's time to upgrade

When selling your car, a bit of extra effort can make a lot of difference. It doesn't matter if you choose to sell to a dealership or go the private route: a couple of tips from us below could help to potentially add hundreds to your car's worth.

Clean up!

A pretty straight forward one, but you want to make a good first impression. Take a couple of hours to give your car a good clean, washing the inside and out. Don't forget the door jams and wheel trims, and shampoo the upholstery. If you're short on time, even consider paying for a full valet service. Taking the time on this will always add value to your car and make it easier to sell, as a pleasant smelling and clean vehicle will appear much better looked after than a dirty one.

Going the extra mile

If your car is in good condition but has suffered some scratches and blemishes, it could be worth getting these repaired. Dents and marks can easily be fixed, and most repair companies can even come out to your home.

Check under the bonnet

A basic once over of all your engine essentials can further improve first impressions, as a warning light will put most people off. Check the brake fluid, oil and screen wash levels and top these up if needed. Give the tyres some attention as well, and make sure they are all correctly inflated with the legal tread depth.

Have the paperwork ready

Dealers or buyers are going to want to see the car log book and service history, so make sure you have these to hand. It's a good idea to keep all invoices of recent work done to the car as well, as proof. If you are looking at upgrading your motor soon, we can often offer a part exchange on your old car. This will save you loads of hassle, and get you a better deal all round! Call us today.

If you are looking at upgrading your motor soon, we can often offer a part exchange on your old car. This will save you loads of hassle, and get you a better deal all round! Call us today.