Here’s How Selling Your Car Can Be A Smooth Drive

author image Friday 18 July 2014, 14:57 PM Tips And Advice
One-Stop Guide For Selling Your Car
One-Stop Guide For Selling Your Car
 
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Sell Your Car Online Sell Your Car Offline

Before you sell it

Sell it yourself: Agents may charge brokerage fees while dealers may offer you a low price

Prepare your car: Clean, refill the fluids, keep an air-freshener

Before you sell it

  • Clean it inside out
  • Remove dents or scratches
  • Organise relevant paperwork

Advertise: Include maximum photographs with detailed information

Advertise

  • Local newspapers
  • The internet
  • Notices in local shop windows

Include pictures with relevant details

Answer phone calls, meet buyers for test-drives

Service History: Might fetch you more money
Put A Price: Gauge and quote the market price that similar cars are selling for

Interacting With Potential Buyers

  • Focus on serious consumer inquiries
  • Don't let the buyer test-drive alone
  • Let the buyer get the car evaluated by a mechanic/service station
  • Take a deposit amount to confirm the deal

Payments & Documentation

Sign the papers only after receiving full payment

  • RTO transfer forms and delivery note to be signed by both parties
  • Retain a copy of the buyer's ID card and phone number

Details Checklist

  • Variant
  • Colour (interior & exterior)
  • Insurance type & validity
  • Service history availability
  • Date of manufacture/registration
  • Place of registration
  • Individual/Commercial lifetime tax
  • Number of owners
  • Kms covered
  • Accessories
  • Reason for selling
  • If the price is negotiable
  • Contact details
Sell Via Dealership Sell Via Dealership Online
Let the dealer assess the condition and fix its value Let the dealer assess the condition and fix its value

Bargain over the trade-in value

By trading in you avoid significant pitfalls

  • Save time
  • Less effort
  • No post-sale headaches
  • No advertisement required
  • No test-drives to be arranged
  • No legal battles to fight
  • Dealer's responsibility to handle the resale
  • Dealer price covers refurbishing & marketing costs

Agree on a price: Check an online valuation website

Lower your expectations of value

Selling direct to a trader will

  • Save time
  • Money in advertising
  • Hassle of meeting buyers
  • Risk of selling to the wrong guy
  • No test-drives to be arranged
  • No legal battles to fight

Payments & Documentation:

Sign the papers & deliver only after receiving full payment

  • Have the RTO transfer forms and delivery note signed by both parties
  • Retain a copy of the dealer's ID card and phone number

Details Checklist

  • Insurance type & validity
  • Service history availability
  • Date of manufacture/registration
  • Place of registration
  • Individual/Commercial lifetime tax
  • Number of owners
  • Accessories
  • Contact details

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