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Selling Your Car? Things You Should Do to Get The Best Price!

Want to get the most out of your trade-in used car? Whether you are a first-time car seller or just planning to sell your car to upgrade to a new vehicle, our team of used car experts at Sell Me Your Vin is here to help you through the steps of getting your used car ready for sale for a good price!

Get an Estimate of Your Vehicle’s Worth

To know if you are getting a good deal on your trade, you’ll need to be able to gauge your vehicle’s estimated value.

A quick way to do so is to check online local dealer listings of comparable model and makes for a rough comparison. However, do remember that factors like the condition of the car, mileage, available local inventory, and more, also can affect the final sale price.

Now that you have a rough price benchmark to work with, the next step is how to sell it.

Consider How to Sell Your Car Most Effectively

When it comes to selling cars, there are many ways to go about it. There are the traditional means of selling it straight to a dealership, putting up an ad yourself and negotiating a direct sale with a buyer, or getting an instant cash offer from online car-to-cash companies like us.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the pros and cons of each method:

  • Selling via a dealership: Saves effort as the dealership helps handle the paperwork and negotiations for you but you will get less out of the sale as the dealership takes a cut for their effort.
  • Selling via a direct buyer: You can maximize the value of the car as you can hold out for the best offer, but it takes significantly more effort to put up ads, set up meetings, and manage paperwork.
  • Selling via online car-to-cash companies: Quick and easy process, get an instant quote and a check when they come by to pick up your car. Minimal effort and hassle. 

Have Your Paperwork Ready

Whichever method you plan to go ahead with, you’ll need to submit documentation at some point or another, so make sure you have these important paperwork on hand:

  • Original certificate of registration
  • Car title 
  • Odometer reading
  • Bill of Sale
  • Vehicle history report
  • Warranty documents
  • Service records (optional)

Make Your Car Look Presentable

If you are selling to a direct buyer or dealership, first impressions matter, and can make or break the value of the car.

Simple things like giving it a thorough wash, replacing old floor mats, getting repairs for any lights that aren’t working, or even detailing to clean the exterior and interior will go a long way to helping your used car look presentable and thus possibly fetch a better price.

Looking For the Most Convenient Way to Get Top Dollar for Your Used Car?

Simply enter your vehicle’s basic details into Sell Me Your Vin’s online Trade-in Tool to get an instant cash offer at top value for your used car!

Happy with the offer? Accept it online and we’ll be on the way over to pick your car up with your cheque.

Yes, it is that simple. So why not try it today?

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