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How to trade a car

When it’s time to sell your car you’ll need to know how to get the best price for it. There are some basic sales techniques that we’ll run you through so you know how to trade a car and make a decent amount of money from it.

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When you take your car into the showroom you’re walking into a business that is populated by car experts. Even the new boy in their sales team who doesn’t know how to change a tyre, will know how to get the most money from a customer.

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When you part exchange your car for another one, the amount of money the salesmen gives for your old vehicle is considered with the sale. If you’re interested in buying a brand new car that is very profitable to the dealership, you’ll get more for your old car than you would if you were trading it for a similarly aged model. Dealers have been known to take on cars through part exchange and then scrap them later reasoning that the deal on the new car was worth it. But that’s not always the case.

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When you part exchange your car for another one, the amount of money the salesmen gives for your old vehicle is considered with the sale. If you’re interested in buying a brand new car that is very profitable to the dealership, you’ll get more for your old car than you would if you were trading it for a similarly aged model. Dealers have been known to take on cars through part exchange and then scrap them later reasoning that the deal on the new car was worth it. But that’s not always the case.

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As with most things in life, it pays to understand the product you’re selling. When you walk into the dealer looking to off load your car without purchasing another one from them, or if you’re thinking of selling your car privately, make sure you know everything there is to know about the model you’re offering for sale and the particular example you’ve been driving for a number of years.

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Tidy the car up so that it’s shown in its best light. Make sure that you clean and polish the outside and make sure that the inside looks inviting.

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Paperwork is important whether you’re selling an old banger or a newish super car. If you’re going to tell the salesmen that the car has full service history, make sure you can back that up with paperwork. This isn’t a situation where you can expect to be trusted.

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Paperwork is important whether you’re selling an old banger or a newish super car. If you’re going to tell the salesmen that the car has full service history, make sure you can back that up with paperwork. This isn’t a situation where you can expect to be trusted.

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Timing is everything so don’t try and sell your convertible in the winter when no one wants them. The dealer will know that better than you and will therefore offer a small amount of cash for it.

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Confidence is key. If you’re unsure about something on the car, you’ll be giving the salesmen or a potential buyer the chance to say “no”.

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Confidence is key. If you’re unsure about something on the car, you’ll be giving the salesmen or a potential buyer the chance to say “no”.

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