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Learn2 Sell Your Used Car (continued)
Step 3: Clean and shine it

A good-looking car is perceived to run well, too. A wax and vacuum job can do wonders; also, clear out any old rags or tools that might lead the buyer to envision a fragile machine. Clean the windows and even deodorize the insides to free your car from the scent of antique apple cores and nervous puppies.

Often before even getting into the car comes the infamous "look under the hood." Wipe up any oil or radiator spills with a damp cloth. If it's really messy in there, use a commercial degreaser available at any auto supply store. Depending on the kind of engine you have, you may need to first protect some components by covering them with plastic bags and tape. Check with the auto store to be sure.

Keep in mind that too clean an engine might also be cause for suspicion.

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Step 1: Set a time frame
Step 2: Replace replaceables
Step 3: Clean and shine it
Step 4: Advertise it
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