20 Tips for Selling Your Ride

Sometimes you’ll find it is just not as easy to sell your car as you thought. You feel like you have done all the right things – so, where is your buyer? To help you out, we’ve put together a cheat sheet of 20 quick tips on simple things to do to help get you that sale!

  1. Wash and detail your car, both inside and out.
  2. Take all personal belongings out of your car.
  3. Do an oil change and check all fluid levels.
  4. Replace the air filter.
  5. Inflate all tyres to their optimal level.
  6. Fix any minor interior and exterior problems.
  7. Steam clean any upholstery, or treat your leather seats with a protectant.
  8. Add an air freshener.
  9. Clean the inside and outside of your headlights if they have a foggy appearance.
  10. Clean out and vacuum the boot.
  11. Remove all personal bumper stickers.
  12. Wax and shine the exterior.
  13. Have a complete inspection done by a professional mechanic.
  14. Add some budget to your Gumtree listing to get more eyes on your ad.
  15. Shine your tyres.
  16. Mention any unique selling points in your advert and remind potential buyers when they come view it in person, too.
  17. Set an attractive and competitive selling price.
  18. Look presentable when anyone comes to view your car.
  19. Include as many details and photographs as possible to your Gumtree listing.
  20. Show the car during the day so that potential buyers can view it properly.

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to sell your ride! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find a buyer close to home.

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