If you are selling your car, you need to do everything you can to make it look good and run well. This will help make your car sell much faster so you can purchase another car or use the money in other ways. Keep reading so you will soon be handing your car keys over to its new owner.
Get Your Car Detailed
A car detailing will make your car look very close to brand-new in most cases. Take your car to a car detailing company to have this done for you.
They will clean both the inside and the outside of your car. During interior detailing, they will thoroughly vacuum your car, including the seats, trunk, back seats, and all carpeting. All floor mats will be vacuumed. The company will also use an air compressor to vacuum areas where a vacuum cannot reach.
The company will scrub the carpets and the floor mats to remove built-up dirt and stains. A steam cleaner will be used to clean the carpets and mats. The glass will be cleaned with a good glass cleaner. If your car has leather seats the company will clean the leather using a special leather cleaner and saddle soap. Once the leather is dry, a leather conditioner will then be put on the leather.
The outside of your car will be thoroughly washed and waxed. Your tires and rims will also be washed well.
Hire a Mechanic
Hire a mechanic to do an inspection of your car. They will check all fluids, including brake, engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, and windshield washer fluid. The mechanic will inspect the brakes starting out with the rotors and then the brake pads.
The mechanic will inspect the engine starting out by checking that the engine idles correctly. While it's idling, there should be little noise. They will check the cooling system for leaks, such as the thermostat, radiator, and hoses.
All belts will be inspected and replaced, if needed. This includes belts from the water pump, alternator, and more. The compressor belt and the fan belt will also be inspected. The mechanic is looking for things like cracking, stretching, or the usual wear and tear.
The mechanic will check other things, such as the transmission, air filter, ignition system, and exhaust system. When finished, ask the mechanic to give you a report that lists everything that was inspected so you can give it to the potential buyer.
Once you do all of this, you should have no problem selling your car.