• Posted on Jul 28, 2017

Do you want to buy a new car? If so, you’re obviously wanting to get the most for your current vehicle. Well, if you’re about to sell your car, why not spruce it up to increase its value. Here are the easiest and most cost-effective ways you can increase the value of your car:

First things first, try get all the paperwork together

It’s one thing claiming that your car has been well-looked after, but can you prove it? Being able to display detailed service records, your car license, your car registration and any other necessary paperwork pertaining to your car will help you sell your car faster. This paperwork signifies to the buyer that you have taken care of your vehicle.

Take care of all the easy fixes

Fixing broken tail lights, filling up oil, replacing damaged tyres and taking care of any other small and easy fixes can go a long way in increasing the value of your car. Fix all the inexpensive issues so that the buyer doesn’t get put off by any petty issues with the car or alarming warning lights on the dashboard.

Touch up your car’s exterior

When it comes to selling your car, looks do matter. Paying a panel beater to fix a few minor dents could increase the value of your car by thousands of rands. Why not pay to get your car fixed up now and reap the monetary rewards later. Once your car is a little less bashed up, you can wax your car to get it looking newer and shinier. Don’t forget to clean and touch up your car’s wheels. Shiny wheels can definitely make your car look newer and more desirable to a potential buyer.

Touch up your car’s interior

Wash and polish the inside of your car so that it’s spotless. If this seems like too much effort, take your car for a proper wash at a good car wash. Make sure it looks and smells great for the buyer. If your floormats are old and worn out, replace them; you can get reasonably priced car floor mats online or at various stores in South Africa.