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Learn2 Sell Your Used Car
(6 steps)


"Such a deal!!!"


Whether it's because you are ready for an auto upgrade or just tired of local parking challenges, there's a bit more to selling a car than just putting a flyer up on the nearest telephone pole. Once you have taken the time to establish your car's price, it's time to prep it for the market. This is not a matter of shining up a hunk of scraps to sell as a Formula 1 race car. If done correctly, you can get hundreds of dollars more for your time and energy than you would by simply dumping your car off at "Hal's Pals" used car lot.

Before you begin

Take the role of a prospective buyer. Consider what factors would raise yelps if you were buying your car from you. Tighten up any rattling and try to fix anything that can be inexpensively repaired, giving special consideration to those things obvious to a buyer--such as a broken window or screeching brakes.
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2TORIAL STEPS
Introduction
Step 1: Set a time frame
Step 2: Replace replaceables
Step 3: Clean and shine it
Step 4: Advertise it
Step 5: Be prepared ("Hi, I'm calling about the...")
Step 6: Decide how to deal with offers

 2TORIAL NECESSITIES
  • A car you are ready to part with
  • Registration and title
  • All available records of repair (or copies of repair receipts)
  • Car care products (washes, waxes, upholstery cleaners, etc.)
  • A "For Sale" sign

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