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Used Car Buying Tips

Selling Your Used Car
First you must establish a value for your used car. To assist you, used car price guides are available at libraries or book stores. Also check your local newspaper's automotive advertising section for similar vehicles. It will help you set a fair price based on your local market. You may also want to take your car to a couple of used car lots and see how much they'll offer you.

Prepare your vehicle for resale by having the car cleaned and detailed by a professional detail shop. Having your car cleaned gives you an edge over other vehicles in the market. An attractive car can justify a higher selling price. Also do not make any major repairs. Any major mechanical repairs or body work will almost always cost more than the increase in price you'll get for the car. Instead of spending a lot of money, simply be honest and straightforward in your ad for the car.

Make sure that you always get either cash or a certified check. Do not take any personal checks. If you do not feel comfortable carrying cash you can always go to the bank with the new buyer and make an electronic transfer.

Fraud Awareness
Vehicle history reports can offer useful information about the car, truck or SUV you’re looking to purchase. History reports provide title information and accident reports from the DMV. CARFAX is the leading independent provider of vehicle history information. CARFAX Vehicle History Reports are based on information reported to CARFAX from over 5,300 sources. More Info (www.carfax.com)

In addition to a vehicle history report we suggest you have any vehicle inspected by a qualified mechanic and always conduct a test drive. Ask the owner for all service records and any other paperwork they may have on the car. CARCHEX will give any automobile a 55-point pre-purchase inspection almost anywhere in the USA. Whether it is across the street or across the country their qualified, professional staff performs most inspections within 48 hours and can often provide same-day service. More info (http://www.carchex.com)

Car Trade-In Options
The most important thing to know is what your used car is worth. You need to remember that you are, in effect, selling your car. And just like you would do if you were selling your car to someone outside of a dealership, learning the value of your used car is imperative. This way you have a general price and you won't accept a sometimes deliberately low offer from a dealer. Make sure you factor in features that may positively affect the price, such as air conditioning, sunroof, cd player/changer, power windows, etc. Also be sure to factor in conditions that may adversely affect the price such as high mileage, dull or chipped paint, rust, chipped or pitted glass, worn or stained upholstery and carpeting, worn suspension, poor alignment, etc. These are things that you may consider addressing before trading in the used car.

The trade-in value of a car is basically the amount someone who plans to resell the car will pay it. There are a variety of books available at many banks, libraries and credit unions, as well as online, that can be used as a rough guide to basing a trade-in value. Rough, because there are too many factors to go into pricing a car to print absolute prices for each year, make and model. Time and location are also factors. However, they are difficult to evaluate.

If you can do a few minor repairs without breaking the bank, go for it. It can even add to the value of the used car. However, this matters more when selling the car than it does trading it in. So use your judgment on what is important and what isn't necessary. Remember, some repairs may cost more than what you'll have added onto the wholesale value in the end.

A clean and shiny used car is going to look more attractive, and again, it can't hurt to have it look nice. But a wash and a vacuum will suffice; no need to wax and Armor-all it.

CarClassifiedsByState.com is not responsible for any errors that may occur when processing information. It is the buyer's responsibility to call or e-mail each seller to verify the information and pricing contained within the car classified ads. Due to the risk of online fraud, we suggest you utilize an escrow service when buying used cars online.

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