Top Tips for Selling Your Car


Selling your car privately in North Shore, Auckland, can be a daunting task. This is particularly true if you have never done it before. However, if you take it upon yourself to see the sale through, you can in return expect to get more money for your troubles.

Here are some top tips to help you sell your car fast.

Prepare Your Car For Sale

To sell your car fast, you have to make it as appealing as possible. This will take more than just a bucket of soapy water and a sponge. You have to go that extra mile and leave your vehicle with a finish that is as close to showroom perfection as it can be. That means addressing not only dirt and dust on its surfaces, but also those bodywork dents, swirls and scratches, stains, chips, dents on wheels, upholstery, interiors, carpets, odours, and build up of grime and grease.

Removing all those surface contaminants, imperfections and defects on your car will require you to invest your time, energy and money. And unless you have experience in car detailing and restoration, you should consider having it cleaned and detailed by a professional – specifically a car valet North Shore specialist.

Professional Car valet North Shore have the knowledge, tools and experience needed to thoroughly clean, polish and wax your car in order to give it an as-new look and boost its resale value. They know how to professionally – and will – clean the wheels and shuts, wash, polish and wax the bodywork, dress exterior plastics and tyres, polish brightwork and glass, and more to get your car looking its best.

Car groomers Auckland valeting companies also have the specialist equipment and cleaning products for removing unwanted contaminants from car paint, such as bird drippings, faecal matter, tar spots, tree sap, industrial fallout, iron filings, pollution, and others which usually cause the paint to become dull and/or rough. With their experience and special tools, they are able to reach all those awkward areas, clean off as much contaminants as possible, rectify defects to make your car shine and look pristine.

In addition, car wash North Shore Auckland professionals are experts at car interior cleaning. They can thoroughly vacuum interior surfaces, such as dash, seats, centre console, luggage, carpets, vents and luggage areas; and wet clean any soiled areas like carpets, trim, upholstery and headlinings using industrial-range cleaning tools and products. This will not only enhance your car’s visual appeal, but also make the vehicle a pleasure to drive and a joy to look at – all of which will give it a higher re-sale value.

Market Your Car

The easiest way to market your car is to create a ‘For Sale’ sign and put it on your car’s windows (somewhere legal) – where interested buyers will be able to see it when you are driving around.

You can also inform your friends and colleagues that you’re selling your car. Some of them may be interested.

However, the best and most effective way to market your car is to advertise online, in social media, and in local newspaper classifieds. Advertising in these different platforms will ensure that your car is seen by as many potential buyers as possible.

Start by creating attractive photos of your car to put on these platforms. Be sure to capture all angles of your car and write a precise description. Your car’s description should include all details, including: year of manufacture, make, model/variant, engine and transmission, major options, odometer reading, and its general condition.

Dealing With Potential Car Buyers

Once you post your ad on different platforms, you’ll definitely receive enquiries about the car from prospective buyers. This could be through the phone, e-mail, smartphone app, or other means; but many of these enquirers will be just tire kickers who will call and ask lots of questions, or people who are not genuinely interested in buying or will offer ridiculously low prices. Don’t let these ‘time wasters ‘ discourage you. Be patient and you’ll have a genuine buyer come along.

When a caller shows genuine interest in your car, try to establish strong communication with the person to ease anxiety and reduce the chances he will be unhappy once he or she sees the vehicle. Let the person who enquired arrange to view and test drive the car.

During the viewing and test-drive, let the person know why you’re selling the car. Then, take your time to show them your car’s features and answer all their questions. Let them inspect it thoroughly. But don’t pressure them to buy. If they are really interested in buying the car, you can go ahead and agree to a test drive.

Before the test drive, take a photo or record their driver’s license details. Also, ask them to show you proof of insurance and to give you something of value to them, such as their personal documents, that you could retain. If you have doubts about the test driver looking to buy your car don’t rush the deal.

Price Negotiation

If the test driver is interested in your car, let them make you an offer. You should know your car’s current market value and the minimum offer that you can accept. But don’t be rigid with your price. Allow room for negotiation or haggling so you can come to a mutually agreeable, realistic price with the prospective buyer.

Close The Sale

Once you agree on the price and the buyer has committed to buying the vehicle from you, then you need to put the deal in writing. This document should include all details about the deal, including the price, date and time of pick up, payment method, deposit and installments (if any), etc. Both parties should sign and date the agreement.

Transfer Of Ownership To The Buyer

Your registration will need to be transferred to the buyer, and both parties must complete and sign all the necessary documents. This can be done online. To learn more about the requirements of transferring your registration when selling a vehicle, visit the New Zealand Transport Agency website.

Caprice Car Valet – Sell Your Car Fast With Our Premier Car Wash North Shore Service

If you’re selling your used car in North Shore, Auckland, and need to enhance its appeal, then you should turn to We offer the most thorough and professional car valet North Shore service designed to restore your car to a new near-showroom condition. That’s why we are the number one choice for leading car dealerships in North Shore.

We can help you sell your car fast like these dealers do! We have the most knowledgeable and experienced car groomers Auckland specialists as well as the professional-grade cleaning equipment and car valeting and detailing products needed to make your car look and feel top notch, inside and out. Contact us today to prepare your car like a dealership would through our professional car wash North Shore Auckland service.


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