Obtaining the exchange value of your car can be one of the most depressing moments in car ownership. This can be attributed to the fact that throughout their lifetime the value of a car is constantly getting lower and lower. However when it comes to trading your old car in as a part exchange there are a number of things which can be done to ensure you maximise its value.
Ensure the car is clean: It sounds pretty basic, but ensuring your car is clean is one of the main things you can do to maximise its value. Appearances are more important than you may expect when it comes to providing a value for your used car. Having your car not only clean, but polished and shiny can in some instances add hundreds of pounds to its value! Also, if cleaning the car yourself, make sure that the interior is given specific attention to, focus especially on the upholstery and any plastic trimmings. If you do not have the time to clean your car yourself, it may well be worth forking out to have it done professionally.
Get all minor damage fixed: when trading in a car, minor damage is all too often overlooked. This is because owners wrongly assume that the increased value of rectifying such damage will be less than the cost of having the repairs done. If your car’s bodywork contains dents then it is definitely worth having this damage removed, the cost of doing so will be far less than you probably suspect. With Paintless Dent Removal, PDR, dents can be effectively removed from a vehicle’s bodywork, returning it to its original form.
Do your homework: You simply cannot rely on a car dealership salesperson to honestly inform you of the value of your vehicle. Instead spend some time on the internet visiting a reliable and trusted online car valuation tool can provide a reliable insight into the current market value of your vehicle. However be careful to not overestimate the car’s value, as a price you gain from an valuation site will not take into account local factors, such as the car’s popularity and the ease with which the buyer will be able to resell it.
At Chips Away we specialise in a number of services which will enable you to cost effectively get your car looking the best it can and providing the maximum value when exchanging at as a part exchange. For further information, a member of our dedicated customer service team can be contacted by calling: 0161 483 0006.