Something we would all like to know…how can I get more money when I sell my car?
Should you do those niggling little jobs, should you get the service done that is due?
The obvious answer would be yes, but this may not necessarily be true in some circumstances.
Should I get my car serviced before I sell it?
Cars will always sell for a higher price if the service history is complete, if you have full main dealer service history than your car should be worth a little but more than a car with independent service history. This is especially true if you own one of the more prestige brands such as Audi, BMW & Mercedes and a given if you are fortunate enough to own a Rolls Royce, Bentley, Ferrari or one other the true luxury car Marques.
A car without any service history or very little history is worth substantially less than a car with full service history.
But the question was, should I get my car serviced before I sell it? It truly depends on who you are selling it to. If you are trying to sell your car privately then it is probably worth the additional expense if it means you can advertise your car for sale with full service history. But when you consider a service can cost anywhere between £50 and £250 plus, depending on the make, model, type of service and whether or not you are using a main dealer to service the car. You will need to consider whether or not this means you can ask £200 more for the car or will it save you from reducing the offer by that amount when the seller sees a service is due.
If truth be told, it will probably mean you will get nearer to your asking price than you would if the service was overdue. It will also help make achieving a sale easier, making your car more desirable than others with less service history, considering everything it is money worth spending to help you get the maximum price for your car when selling privately.
Where I would argue it may not be a good investment is if you are selling to a dealer or a cash for car company. If your car has full service history and is due one before you sell it or within a couple of weeks of the sale and you are selling to a dealer then you should use this as a negotiating tool, i.e. you will service the car if they agree to increase their offer. In many instance these companies have their own service departments and a service will cost them much less then it would cost you. They may turn to you and say they can offer you £50 or £100 less for your car as it is due a service, it makes sense to accept this reduced offer if it is going to cost you £150 to service your car.
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Posted by Ashley Moon
If you live in Manchester and are trying to sell your car then you should certainly give Car Arena a try. We have subscribing dealers, in and around Manchester, as well as dealers willing to travel to Manchester to buy your car today. If you are thinking “I would like to sell my car” then try Car Arena Now!
Car Arena dealers will travel across the country if a car is right for them. By advertising your car on Car Arena, free of charge you are increasing your chances of getting more money for your car.
Adding you car Free of charge to Car Arena allows all our dealers around the UK to make you an offer to buy your car. with Many UK dealers online now, you could be missing out on selling your car for a great price by delaying.
It takes less than two minutes to list your car on Car Arena, immediately your car will be available to our subscribing dealers, they will value your car according to the latest industry guides and what they think they can resell your car for, then make you an offer. Because you are likely to get multiple offers for your car you can use this to your advantage and see if you can get the dealers who made the offers to improve them. Once you are happy with the offer made, accept the offer and and arrange a convenient time for payment and collection. It maybe one of the dealers is close to you and they may offer a little bit more cash for your car as an incentive to take it to them.
The offers that are made on Car Arena are genuine offers, from dealers genuinely trying to buy your car. They are not computer generated offers from a company that frankly could say your car is worth anything you want to hear…they are not making an offer to actually buy your car. At no point are you under any obligation to accept an offer, you can remove your vehicle at any time by clicking “I have sold my car” in the email we send you.
You really have nothing to lose, add you car free of charge and see what offers you receive.
Posted by Ashley Moon
Due to the success of Car Arena we have dealers ready and waiting to buy your Bentley.
Some of our dealers specialise in the prestige and luxury car marques and have cash waiting to purchase your Bentley. All models required from Bentley GT Coupe, Bentley GT Convertibles to the Arnage and Azures.
Your sale to our prestige dealers will be dealt with in the most professional and courteous manner. From discussing the specification of your Bentley, evaluating it, agreeing a deal and paying for and collecting your Bentley.
Far from being a one size fits all, Car Arena puts you in touch with specialist buyers for your Bentley. Some of our dealers only deal in these prestigious models and are therefore very knowledgable on the Bentley range and are able to offer the very best prices without having to take a wild guess at what your Bentley is worth.
If you are thinking how do I sell my Bentley than try Car Arena, it is completely free, low risk and hassle free. Offers are emailed directly to you. You can then negotiate directly with the dealer making the offer.
Many of our specialist Bentley buyers will travel to you to view, collect and pay for your car making the whole process of selling your Bentley convenient and safe.
Posted by Ashley Moon