Published on : 30 October 20193 min reading time

Rather than going through intermediaries, selling your own car has many advantages. While it promises to get the best price, there are some pitfalls to avoid. How to sell your car? Here are 3 tips to better manage the operation.

Set a reasonable price and take care of the ad

When you want to sell your car as soon as possible, the first thing to do is to choose between selling to a private individual or a professional. To conclude as soon as possible, the second option will be the best solution. However, selling to a private individual could allow you to sell at a much more advantageous price. Find out about the market value of your vehicle. The price is based on several factors such as mileage, make, model, type of engine and the energy used to power it, among others. To make the most of it, take care of your publication. Whether on the Internet, in newspapers, at a professional’s home or on posters, the classified ad must be as accurate as possible. Write all the information about the car on it. Put a real photo to illustrate and avoid unpleasant surprises.

Prepare in advance the necessary documents for the sale

The advertisement must also present essential information related to the owner such as his telephone number, or the exact address to see the car. The second will be to prepare the necessary documents, especially those concerning the car to simplify the sales process. The seller must indeed present the car’s registration document, a certificate of non-pledge and a copy of the CERFA declaration of transfer form, in addition to proof of roadworthiness test of less than 6 months at the time of the sale of his vehicle. Also remember to check the law on hidden defects.

Take care of the presentation of the car

Rehabilitating it is also a major asset when selling a used car. After a few years of use, your vehicle will necessarily show some signs of fatigue. For example, the car may have small dents or tiny scratches on the bodywork that may require quick intervention by a specialist. Everything must be clean, inside and out. Properly caring for and beautifying your car could indeed seduce the potential buyer and raise the price in a reasonable way. Consider vacuuming, cleaning the glass, and investing in products such as deodorants or car perfumes.