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Everybody wants to sell their car for as much as possible. But how can you ensure you get the most for your old car? By ensuring that all your car parts are in fine working condition of course!
The vehicle’s condition (interior and exterior) is an important factor in deciding its valuation. Therefore, ensuring that your car is well-maintained both visually and mechanically will let you demand a higher resale value. We will be talking about car parts which are quick and easy to replace that will help you to sell your car for more.
Lights are vital to car usage. Prospective buyers will look at the condition of the headlights, brake lights and turn signals. Interior lights, while not as vital to a car’s functionality should also be clean and functional. Well-maintained lights are a good indication of a well-maintained vehicle. Fortunately, lights are also cheap to buy and easy to replace. You can even get them online. Meanwhile, you should replace any scratched, damaged or hazy lenses.
2. Cabin Air Filter
The cabin air filter is used to filter dust, allergens and odours from the air entering the car’s passenger compartment. Changing your car’s cabin air filter regularly keeps the air-conditioning running efficiently. This also results in less strain on the engine as it has to work harder to power the system through a clogged air filter.
Cabin air filters are affordable and can be installed with ease.
3. Engine Air Filter
Similar to the cabin air filter, the engine air filter keeps dirt, dust and debris from entering the engine’s cylinders. Changing the engine air filter when required allows optimal air flow and engine performance. Thus helping to maintain fuel efficiency, decrease emissions and even prolong engine life.
Engine air filters are easily installed and affordable.
Next up, we’ll feature car parts that require more technical know-how to replace, but can still be done DIY. If you’re not one for getting down and dirty, go to a mechanic to get the job done.
4. Brake Pads
Experienced drivers can easily tell by sound or feel if a car’s brake pads are worn down. Further damage can be sustained by the car’s braking system if worn down brake pads are not changed. Problems with the brake pads should also be addressed immediately as they pose a risk to the driver and other road users.
5. Car Battery
A well-maintained car battery ensures that a car runs smoothly. But even the most well-maintained batteries will need to be replaced eventually. Fortunately, car batteries can be bought and replaced easily. There are many different types of batteries available on the market so make sure to get one that suits the needs of your car.
The replacement process is simple, but if you aren’t comfortable working with electronics, consider getting a trusted Mechanic to do the job. Other things to do to include firstly, a thorough cleaning. Make sure the car is spic and span both inside and out.
Secondly, ensure all service records and documentation are organised and readily available. Having well-organised records helps to assure prospective buyers that the car was well taken care of.
Thirdly, bring the car for a full servicing to make sure everything else is in good working condition.
Replacing these car parts will aid you in getting an optimal valuation of your car. Additionally, most of these parts are readily available and easy to replace.
If you are looking to sell your car for the best value, do it via Carro, an online used car marketplace that helps you sell your car directly to buyers within 30 days. They will buy it from you if it is still not sold after 30 days.