As used car buyers in Honolulu who have been dealing with civilians and military members stationed at JBPHH for decades, we know there are many things that can affect how much you’ll get for your used car, should you decide to sell it. Of course its appearance, damage, mileage, and other factors play a role in price, but did you know the condition of the tires may impact how much you get as well?
If you’re thinking about selling your used car for cash on Oahu, consider how much tires cost these days – and how much whoever purchases your vehicle would be out if he/she had to replace the tires. Your tires may look roadworthy to you, but are they really?
There are many things that can affect the condition of your tires in addition to the number of miles they have on them. For instance, you may be someone who drives your car “harder” than most people, meaning you take curves or corners a bit too fast, brake hard, etc.
Additionally, your tires may wear unevenly due to issues with front end alignment, steering, or even incorrect tire pressure. It’s a good idea to check the pressure in your tires frequently, and make sure they’re inflated properly according to manufacturer recommendations.
Have you taken a look at your tire tread lately? Noticed any cracks on the tire wall or tread? Cracks generally indicate old tires.
Rotating the tires is also important to help ensure they wear as evenly as possible. Did you know it helps reduce wear if the front tires have the same tread pattern?
There are lots of things many people don’t know about tires, however we can tell you that having roadworthy tires on your vehicle that are in good condition will help ensure you get a fair price for your car whether you trade it in for a newer model, sell it to an individual, or even work with dealers who specialize in buying used cars for cash.
At CarMark Hawaii, we buy used vehicles that are in good condition from those in the Air Force, Army, or other branch of the military who are deploying, as well as civilians. Whether you could just use the cash or are leaving Hawaii, give us a call today! We make selling your used car for cash a simple, quick process.