Ready to sell your car? Before you show it off to a potential buyer, make sure that it looks its best, that you have all of your paperwork in order, and that you’ve attended to any routine maintenance needs. By following these steps, you’ll enhance the appeal of your car, essentially creating a smoother sales process and maximizing your profits.


Here are a few additional tips for prepping used cars for sale. As always, feel free to contact Matthews Motors Goldsboro directly with any questions you may have.


Make Sure Your Car Looks its Best


To entice buyers and demonstrate that you’ve been a responsible vehicle owner, you’ll want to make sure your car is as aesthetically pleasing as can be. Some specific recommendations include:


  •   Wash the exterior of the vehicle.
  •   Vacuum the interior, including under and between seats.
  •   If possible, wax the vehicle.
  •   If your car is in rough shape, consider enlisting a professional auto detailer.
  •   Consider minor upgrades, like new floor mats, which can provide affordable options for improving aesthetics.


Get Your Paperwork Together


When you sell your car, you’ll naturally need to hand over some paperwork. Expedite the process by assembling all the necessary documents now. Here’s what you’ll need:


  •   The vehicle title
  •   Any liens on the vehicle
  •   Records or documentation of vehicle service (go back as far as possible)


Handle Vehicle Maintenance


You’ll want to show buyers that you’ve taken good care of the car, which means staying up-to-date with routine maintenance. In particular, make sure you have the oil and filters changed and the tires rotated before you sell. If there’s any other maintenance required, your service technician will let you know.


Learn More About Preparing Used Cars for Sale


Whether you’re looking to sell, trade, or upgrade, Matthews Motors Goldsboro is here to help. We’d love to tell you more about our vehicle trade-in process, or to provide an appraisal of your car. We can also show you our plentiful inventory of used cars for sale, if you’re in the market for something new. To explore all the options, reach out to our dealership at your next opportunity.