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    How to prepare your car for sale

    Whether you are planning to sell privately or trade in to a dealer, the vehicle you are selling will ultimately become somebody else’s new car and it is to your advantage to have it presented in the best condition possible.

    A car’s condition affects price and industry guides show that poorly looked after models are worth significantly less than pristine ones – which is why it pays to look after your car. If the bodywork is damaged, the interior marked or equipment doesn’t work, any buyer will want to haggle strongly against the price you are asking. And making your car more appealing than similar vehicles on the market can be the difference between a sale or not.

    Check out our advice on how best to present your car to maximise both its value and ease of sale.

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