Tips to Sell Your Secondhand Car for More During the Pandemic

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Tips to Sell Your Secondhand Car for More During the Pandemic

Life has been turned upside down all around the world as a result of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Even previously ordinary activities, such as dining out or going grocery shopping, have become dangerous in 2021. The process of selling an automobile is no exception, as it typically requires intimate contact with a number of people.

Here, we have compiled a list of safety precautions to take in order to securely and safely sell your car during the coronavirus pandemic, and also get the most bang for your buck too:

1. Clean & sterilise your car thoroughly

Before you show your preloved vehicle to buyers, you should thoroughly clean and sterilise it, regardless of when you're selling it. In the COVID-19 era, however, a thorough cleaning is necessary.

Disinfecting will not only keep you and your potential buyers safe but may also be employed in your marketing campaign. Certain customers might be interested to learn that you're taking extra efforts to keep them safe from the virus.

2. Keep your social distance

One of the most important recommendations from world health officials for preventing the transmission of the coronavirus is to maintain social distance. One of the most important strategies to keep everyone safe is to keep a distance of at least six feet between yourself and others.

You'll have to be careful not to go too near to potential purchasers during a car sale because this can be tough. As you talk about your agreement, keep the car between you as a buffer.

3. Consider getting the service of an online car reseller

For both car dealers and purchasers, the growth of internet markets has been a great windfall. At Carz World, to get a real-time quotation for your vehicle, simply key in the vehicle number,  number, mileage, condition, and features. If you accept the offer, our representative will visit your home to verify your information, transfer the funds directly into your bank account, and drive away with your old vehicle.

4. Get the right price for your vehicle

It's easier said than done to sell your car at the proper price. Naturally, you'll want to receive the best price for your automobile, but purchasers are also trying to grab a ‘steal’ from you.

Many car buyers have an emotional relationship with their vehicles, causing them to be overvalued in their minds. Check out reputable third-party sites like SGcarmart to get an idea of how much your car is worth.

Valuations have shifted dramatically over the coronavirus era, so double-check the fair market value of your vehicle before listing it.

5. Ensure that your car is in tiptop condition

If you want to get the most money for your car, make sure it's in good functioning shape. In the secondhand car market, pristine vehicles with no running faults can typically command a premium, and this may be especially true during the coronavirus pandemic.

If a buyer has to take the car to a garage for substantial repairs, it's not only potentially costly, but it's also another point of virus exposure. Providing a stress-free purchasing experience can be extremely valuable to current customers.

6. Take good pictures of your vehicle

Even if your car is priced well below market value, you may have difficulty attracting potential buyers unless you have accurate images of it. Buyers want to see that a car has the features listed in the marketing, as well as the general condition of the vehicle.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, photographs are particularly more vital, because purchasers may only go examine automobiles if they have a solid idea of what they'll get in person.

7. Offer a virtual test drive

When it comes to selling your car, you want to appeal to as many people as possible. Some consumers may be hesitant to get into strangers' automobiles for a test drive these days.

Offering a virtual test drive can assist persuade these customers to buy. Either record yourself driving about your area in your car or live stream an actual drive while a possible buyer watches. Even if these buyers still want to have a final test drive in person, you can at least offer them an idea of what they're getting.

8. Work on your counter-offer skills

Regardless of what price tag you put on your preloved car, your potential buyers, too, are going to get their best deal by bargaining for more discounts. In such a case, you should prepare a counter-offer in advance of receiving any proposals. You might be able to hold firm at your original pricing and still strike a deal if you have good reasons why your car is worth more than someone else's offer and a convincing personality.

Always remember that you'll probably get more than one offer on your automobile, and you might even get a full-price offer without having to counter, so never accept the first offer.

9. Work with a dealer

One of the simplest ways to sell your automobile is to offload it to a dealer. Most vehicle dealers will make you an offer on almost any car and take it off your hands after a quick check.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, this could be one of the most effective approaches to stay safe and avoid getting infected. To get a quick price, simply enter your vehicle information online or call a local dealer. After that, the car dealer will collect your vehicle from you and transfer your payment directly into your account.

Just keep in mind that selling your automobile on your own will usually net you more money than selling it to a dealer.

Got a preloved car to sell? 
Get in touch with us, and we’ll talk! Connect with us at +65 8869 1179 for any questions regarding brand new or used cars. If you're interested in car rentals, kindly get in touch with us at +65 9178 6185. We're here to assist you every step of the way!

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