Avoid Making These 4 Mistakes When Selling Your Car

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Car owners sell their vehicles for many reasons. Maybe your car served you for years and you’re emotionally attached to it but it’s not really functioning as it should anymore, and you have got no other option but to find some used car dealers in Dubai or wherever you live to give it the end that it should have.

Maybe your car is not total junk, but you are already bored and want some brand new car that turns heads whenever you drive it down the road.

Whatever the reason you want to set free your vehicle, there are some tips you should do and some mistakes to avoid before and during the selling process. Let’s break down the most common mistakes most car owners make when selling their cars.

Not Taking The Car for Maintenance

Although all the buyers you will be dealing with are already looking for a used car, it doesn’t have to be a piece of junk. Repair critical issues that might decrease the final price of the car.

On the other hand, don’t go extreme about that, you want to sell your car in a good condition but you don’t have to spend all your savings on minor problems.

Not Knowing The Car’s Worth in Market

Selling and buying a car has never been that easy, you can’t tell yourself “I want to sell my car” and then hit the road expecting to find a buyer instantly. You need to do your research and get a full understanding of the market, prices, and deals.

You want to -at least- put a range of how much you want to sell your car to be confident in front of the buyer and give him/her a logical price.

Don’t know how to find out the true value of your vehicle? Easy, there are tons of websites that offer free tools so you can know your car valuation in the UAE in a few minutes.

Another option is to open social media groups for cars trading, like Facebook, Reddit, or any other platform, and search, ask, and talk to people who might have the same car as yours to get an idea about how much you should sell your car.

Using Bad Photos of The Car

Don’t underestimate the power of good-quality pictures when selling your car. Buyers do want to see what your car looks like without having to ask you for that or traveling for hours to find some car that they didn’t want to purchase. Many car owners customize their cars to look like their personalities and buyers can’t know such details without pictures.

Take photos of the interior, exterior, including rims, stick shift, wheels, dashboard, back seats, and everything else. Doing that will save your time and potential buyers’ time.

Also, it’s better if you throw some information about the car along with the pictures to save yourself from the hassle of responding to each one asking for extra details about the car.

Usually, these are the most important information that people might want to know about:

  • Model
  • Make
  • Year of making
  • Mileage
  • Trim
  • Add-ons

P.s. Including the add-ons to the provided information might increase the car’s value. A new set of tires will surely earn you an extra pretty penny!

Not Preparing Your Papers

Make sure to prepare all the car’s papers before heading to your deal. You don’t want to arrive there and remember some important paper or document you left at your house.

Make your calls and ask about the needed documents because every country follows certain criteria for selling and buying cars.

Finally, don’t over-share your information on the internet because scammers are all out there waiting for someone to be their next prey. Share only basic information and details, so you stay safe and protected from such disasters.

Author: Sultan Asad

Sultan Asad is the Branding Manager at WeBuyCarsDXB. More than 5000 customers from all over the UAE have chosen We Buy Cars DXB as a trustworthy car selling service that provides a hassle-free way for any person selling their car by taking care of the deal front to end in under 30 minutes.

Get more acquainted with their hassle-free way to buy a car in under 30 minutes at WeBuyCarsDXB.