If you’re selling or part-exchanging your car there are some basic steps you can take to add £500 to the value of your vehicle, according to a report in the Daily Mirror today.
Replacing worn tyres or a cracked lens are definitely worth shelling out for, but mostly it’s the things that won’t cost any money that can put pounds in your pocket.
Tips in the Drive! Finance supplement article include:
* sell or trade-in your car before it hits a mileage or age landmark
* don’t smoke in the vehicle – if it smells like an ashtray nobody will want to buy it
* find the spare key – replacing a remote can costs hundreds of pounds which will come off the bottom line
* dig out the paperwork – documents showing a full service history or an extended warranty definitely add value
* be patient – you don’t have to accept the first offer someone makes you, step away and give them a little time to think about things. When you return they may well increase the price they are prepared to offer.
Denna Bowman, Head Office