If you are planning to sell your car, you’re probably thinking of all the work and money it will cost to make it appealing to prospective buyers. Doing some work on your car prior to putting it up for sale can help you to negotiate an even better price.
Here are six things you can do to increase your car value cheaply.
Clean Your Headlights
Sparkling headlights can impact the overall look of your car. You can get your headlights clean and shiny by using any of the numbers of headlight cleaning products available. If you are strapped for cash, applying a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to the lights and rubbing it with a soft cloth will deliver similar results. This will make your headlights gleam like new and improve their overall value.
There’s nothing else that turns off a prospective buyer more than a dirty car or one that is half cleaned. You would be amazed how a thorough cleaning of your car can improve its appearance. You can attempt to do this yourself if you have the time, or you can take it to a professional car wash where they will clean both the interior and exterior of the vehicle. The best thing is, if you use a car wash service, it still won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
One sure way of increasing the value of your car is to get a new paint job but that can be quite expensive. However, you can still get your car looking shiny by getting it waxed. The wax is quite inexpensive and an e-cloth along with some elbow grease will help you achieve maximum results.
Remove Scuff Marks
Scuff marks can be very unattractive on cars and also decrease their value. However, you can remove scuff marks quickly, easily, and cheaply by using designated products.
Cover the Seats
Seats are the most prominent feature of your car’s interior. If your seats are old and worn, there’s no need to replace them. You can give your seats a quick makeover by purchasing car seat covers for them. Car seat covers are available in a variety of colors and designs. You can purchase leather car seat covers or ones made from nylon. Either way, they are far cheaper than replacing the seats.
Take It to the Garage
If you have neglected to repair that broken speed meter, cracked headlight, or any other fault, now is the perfect time to address those faults. A car that has nil to minor faults will value more highly than one with many obvious faults. Therefore, get your mechanic to examine your vehicle for faults and have them repaired.
Even driving a car safely on quick roads with a provisional license in your pocket will make your car run smoothly and will help you to maintain your car in proper condition. You can also increase the value of your car cheaply. Not only do you benefit from the added power to negotiate a better price but the prospective buyer will feel that they too have made a great purchase.