As much as you love your current car, there will almost certainly come a time when you want to trade it in for a newer model. And, of course, when you finally come to this decision you’re sure to want to get the best price for the vehicle.
In order to facilitate the kind of sale you’re looking for, giving your car a good onceover to see if there are any minor repairs you could carry out before selling would certainly be a good idea. Go around the vehicle with a fine toothcomb and see if there are any scratches you could have removed before someone comes to view the vehicle. If they spot any themselves, they’ll use this as a negotiation tool and you won’t get the price you’re looking for.
You should also make sure you pay close attention to the alloy wheels on your car. If these are very scratched, take the time to have them repaired as buyers are sure to want to see these shiny and like new.
Research from wheel protection company AlloyGater has found that four out of five cars on our roads actually have damaged alloys, which could have an impact on the resale value of a vehicle.
Managing director of the firm Curt Rathbone said: “The findings of this survey show that most of us have misjudged a kerb or failed to avoid a deep pothole at some point, causing some fairly unsightly, and costly damage to our car’s wheels.”
You can either pay for a professional to fix your alloys or you can buy a repair kit and try to do it yourself. If you want to sell your car, a professional tradesman might be a better idea.