Presentation is key when it comes to getting your car ready
for sale. Not only will it make a car look significantly more appealing, but a
well-prepared car can also add hundreds, even thousands, onto the value of a
vehicle in some cases.

It’s also a good idea to put together the car’s paperwork
ready for the new owner, as this is key to proving the car has been well
maintained over the years.

Book in for a
detailing session

Car detailing
might be something you’ve heard mentioned before, but the
service essentially involves machine polishing a car and focusing on the finer
details to get a car looking its best. Car detailing works well on the majority
of vehicles, removing fine scratches, scuffs and marks from the body. Car
detailing helps to make a vehicle look as good as new, or sometimes even

Have the car professionally

Whilst you might think that giving your car a quick wash
with a hosepipe and a five-minute vacuum inside will have your car sale ready,
the reality is that this is not the case at all.

It’s beneficial have your car professionally valeted to get
it looking its best for sale, which includes having the interior and exterior
cleaned and polished thoroughly. This will really help the car to sell at its
best possible rate, and if you’re taking photos of the car to sell it privately
yourself, it will make the car stand out in photos even more.

Valets at a local car wash can start from as little as £20,
or around £30 if using a unit-based valet or those operating on a mobile basis.

Dent removal

Dents can significantly reduce a car’s value when it comes to selling it. Paintless dent repair (PDR) is transforming dent removal at the moment, so long as the dent can be ‘pulled’ from a car using specialist tools. The treatment doesn’t always produce perfect results, but it’s a great way to get a car ready for sale and increase its value, without even having to touch a body shop for an expensive repair.