With a little work and attention to detail, you can add hundreds of pounds to the value of your car when you come to sell it. Whether you’re selling it privately, part-exchanging it at a dealers or auctioning your car, you want to be maximising its value whilst selling a car quickly. To achieve this, you want to make it as appealing as possible to prospective buyers, whilst minimising the amount of flaws they may find to drive down your price.
With a little effort you can make your car more appealing to buyers and attract the best possible price. Here’s what you need to do:
Does your car have any dents, chips and scratches? If so, you should consider taking it into us at the Bodyshop, in Ilford. Even the slightest bump can make the biggest difference to the price of your car, reducing its value by up to 15%. Our technicians specialise in restoring damaged or faded cars to a supreme standard and will pick it up for free, if your car has broken down or isn’t drivable. Whether it is Paint Scratch Removal or Paintless Dent Removal, we won’t allow you to walk away from our car care centre feeling disappointed with the quality of service you have received.
At the Bodyshop, we will be able to refurbish your alloy wheels at a fraction of the price it will cost you to get it replaced. We offer this as part of our car bodywork repair programme, aside from the usual paint scratch and dent removal undertaken at our workshops. Alloy wheels can be very expensive to replace but can get scuffed or damaged easily.
When preparing your car for a sale, it is important to have it cleaned thoroughly inside and out, as a clean car gives the buyer the impression that your car has
been well looked after and cherished. Fortunately, as part of our bodywork repair we will return it to you in perfect condition washed, cleaned and ready to drive away. We have always believed that by placing emphasis on the quality of our service, we are providing a higher standard of repair.
Lastly, you should check the essentials, including your oil, coolant and brake fluids. Are your car’s tyres correctly inflated? Are all lamps working? If you don’t notice these flaws with your vehicle the eventual buyer will and will try to negotiate the price of your car as a result. It will be an extra job that they will have to get sorted after they have bought your car from you, costing them time and money.
We aim to go above and beyond the standard level of customer service at the Bodyshop and will often check the basics for you at the end of a service.
So if you need assistance sprucing up your car before you sell it, give us a call on 020 8500 9228 today! We would be more than happy to help.