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The Rules of Selling a Car

Tax rebates will soon be trickling in and warm spring weather is hopefully here to stay. Houses are starting to sell and cars owners are looking to trade in their vehicle, sell or buy. Many people buy and/or sell new cars in the Spring and the time and effort put into cleaning the car is important. A detailed car will not only increase the resell value but it can also help sell it faster.

#1 Rule to Prepare Your Car for Selling - Get Your Car Detailed

Detailing involves a thorough cleaning and reconditioning of both the interior and exterior of your vehicle. It is a meticulous step-by-step process to restore your vehicle’s beauty and protect your investment. 

Detailing services can extend beyond automobiles and could include trucks, buses, SUVs, RVs, boats, motorcycles and even airplanes. Most detailing companies are able to handle some, or all, of these types of vehicles.

The single most important aspect of auto detailing is your vehicle's need for protection from the elements. A common misconception is that a vehicle's "clear coat" protects the exterior finish, so that regular maintenance is not required. 

Used car buyers consult professionals to inspect second-hand cars before they make a purchase. A used car that kept its wheels, tires, headlights, mirror, windows, and all internal and exterior surfaces in mint condition will be sold at a higher value.

#2 Rule - Take A Quality Pic

If you are selling the car personally you will need to take an interior and exterior photo of the newly detailed car. Make sure the background of the picture is clean and maybe even picturesque. Car buyers pay attention to detail...even the details of what's in your garage and how clean it is.

#3 Rule - Gather Your Service Records

Having your service records available and organized will show prospective buyers that your vehicle has been well taken care of at the right intervals. You should also consider whether the factory or extended warranty on the vehicle is still valid, and if it would be transferable to the buyer. Make sure you also have the title and legal documents to move forward with a sale.

#4 Rule - Get Your Car Appraised

If you don't know much about cars then take your vehicle to a local dealership or two, and ask to speak to the used car manager. Some of them may even make you an offer. The appraisal along with the Kelly Blue Book should help you price your vehicle appropriately.

Detailing services can extend beyond automobiles and could include trucks, buses, SUVs, RVs, boats, motorcycles and even airplanes. Most detailing companies are able to handle some, or all, of these types of vehicles. Dr. Auto Spa is one of these companies. Dr. Auto Spa is a mobile auto detailing team of experts that can come to you. This specialized team will detail and restore your car to showroom condition while you work, lay around to watch your favorite show, or spend time indoors with your family. You can now take care of your cars without freezing or even lifting a finger. 

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