If so you have probably been trying to figure out the best way to sell your car. There are many possibilities available to you these days from printed papers to the internet. Hopefully by the time you have finished this article you will be able to make a more informed decision.
We will start with getting your used cars for sale information together. Here are a few things you will need to know.
• Currant mileage
• What engine does it have 4, 6, 8, cylinder (4.9litre 352 etc.)
• Is it fuel injected or carburetor, turbo charged etc.
• Transmission automatic or standard
• Tire size and condition, premium wheels
• Does it have a tow package?
• Stereo compact disk, tape, am/fm, mp3 etc.
• Warrant papers for the car or any parts you have installed
• Car title and registration
• Do you have maintenance records (any parts replaced services done etc.)
• Owners and operators manuals
• Spare tire and tire tools (jack, lug wrench, jack handle)
• Most places ask for the VIN this is the vehicle identification number and can be found on the dash drivers side looking through the window from the outside, on the drivers’ side door post or door, On paperwork like insurance, bill of sale, and other papers where you bought the car.’ It is a good idea to verify the papers with whats’ on the car.
• Spare car keys
• Car pictures
If all this is together we are ready to get your used cars forsale out to the world. If you are I an area where people can see your car a simple for sale sign in the car could do the job. Other possibilities are listing on the internet in places like eBay, Craigslist, Pennysaver, Thriftynickel, or your local paper. With the exception of eBay you can put online ads in these for free. EBay is a good tool most of the time and they now have it set so that if it does not sale it will not cost you, just make sure you look for this option if you do not want to pay a fee if does not sell. There are many websites that offer FSBO for sale by owner listings. Since I have not personally dealt with any of them I want list them but you can Google used cars for sale by owner, cars for sale by owner, fsbo, used cars for sale, or some other configuration of words and find a place to add your listing.
You can always go old style and list in the printed papers and magazines. If your car is a classic or something special like that I would suggest this route. Many people that have cars for hobbies or are looking to buy a car for a hobby by the specialty magazines like truck trader, auto trader, the mustang trader, etc. Chances are there is a trader magazine for whatever your vehicle is. Most of these you can do online and check that you also want it in print. Of course there is your local news and thrifty papers you can advertise in and again this can probably be done online. In the world we live in today just about anything you want can be done online.
The key here is getting all your information together so you do not have to run back and forth to get more info. Find the advertising means that fits your budget and needs and place the add. Be ready for emails and phone calls from prospective buyers asking more questions. Always answer questions as truthfully as possible because you do not want someone to come and look at your car only to find out you’re a liar and drive off, this is a waste of the time for both of you. Good luck on selling your car.