Whether you intend to sell your used car to an individual or dealer, there are some things you can do to make your vehicle more attractive in the eyes of potential buyers. At CarMark Hawaii, we are used car buyers and give sellers cash the same day. Because we’ve been in the business for more than two decades, we know that giving your used car a little TLC will help you get more when it comes time to sell. So, what can you do to boost your used car’s value? Here are a few tips.
Overall, making minor repairs and giving your car a good cleaning inside and out can make a big difference.
Is your paint job faded? Instead of paying hundreds for a new paint job, wash and polish. While the color may not be restored completely, it will look richer and shinier. Wash your used car using products designed for this purpose instead of products containing harsh detergents such as dishwashing liquid.
Make your headlights shine. Dingy, dull headlights are a dead give away that your vehicle is a “worn out beater.” Today, there are lots of products designed to make the headlights of your vehicle as clear and bright as new in just minutes.
Dirty, grimy wheels ruin a clean car’s appearance. Even if your car is spic and span and polished to a high luster, nothing detracts from its appearance like dirty wheels. Make your wheels shine by cleaning out the dirt, grime, brake dust, etc. from your wheels. Also consider applying a tire shining product to the sidewalls to make them shiny and lustrous.
Have a headlight or taillight that’s burned out? Replace it. It’s an easy fix, and can make all of the difference. In addition, fill up the windshield washer fluid, check the oil, and make sure there are no warning lights glowing on the dashboard.
Clean the inside – really clean it. Don’t just vacuum the upholstery and Armor All the dash – get down and dirty. Thoroughly clean the floor mats, or replace them if they’re beyond repair. Shampoo the carpet, treat the leather if you have a leather interior, clean the windows, even clean air vents and other tiny grooves or areas using a Q-tip to remove dust and dirt.
None of these things are expensive, and most require just a little elbow grease. If it can help you increase your car’s value, why not?
If you’re looking to sell your used car for cash in Honolulu, count on CarMark Hawaii for a great deal, friendly service, and professionals who make the experience easy and stress-free. Regardless of why you want to sell your used car, we’re ready to deal!