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Do you need Christmas money? If so, one of the best things that you can do is to sell your used car before Christmas.

Selling your used car is one of the best ways to generate fast cash because there’s no denying that if your car still runs properly there may be someone out there who needs reliable transportation and would be interested in purchasing it.

Although you may be ready to sell your used car, it’s not as easy as taking pictures of your car and posting your listing on Craigslist or Facebook. You actually have to know how to sell your car effectively or else you may end up selling it for less than what it’s worth.

Thankfully, in this article, we will provide you with several tips that you can use to sell your used car like a pro.

Get It Ready for Sale

This tip is very important because, if you look at your vehicle like a product that has to be sold you will be able to sell it for what the vehicle is currently worth rather than having to sell it for a discount because the vehicle is in “as is” condition.

To get your vehicle ready for sale make sure that it’s clean on the inside/outside.  You may also want to have your used car washed / waxed and have the oil changed as well.

Market Your Vehicle Online & Offline

Once your used car, truck, or van is ready for sale the next thing that you should do is start marketing it both online and offline.

You should take pictures of your vehicle and post your advertisements on websites like Craigslist or Facebook because by posting your vehicle on these websites you are likely to get a lot of interest very quickly compared to just listing your vehicle in the classified section of your local newspaper.

Meet with buyers

Last of all, but most important, once you’ve listed your car online the next thing to do is to start meeting with buyers.

This is typically one of the most complicated aspects of selling a used car because some buyers may try to lowball you on price and get you to take less money than what your vehicle is worth.

To sell your vehicle for the correct price, it’s best to research the make, model, and year of your car online via websites like autotrader.com, in advance, just so you are aware of what you should sell it for before meeting with buyers.

Sell Your Car to Fred’s Auto Removal

There’s no doubt that selling a used vehicle yourself can take a lot of time and effort.

Thankfully, when you sell your used car to Fred’s Auto Removal you can save the time, money, and hassle of having to sell your car yourself, and you can count on being paid cash for what your vehicle is really worth.

Get started with selling your car contact Fred’s Auto today by calling us at (503) 810-1061 or connect with us online.

 

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Is it time to sell your car but you’re not sure if you can actually make the decision to sell it or not? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article will provide you with tips and insight into how to know when it’s time for you to sell your car.

Tip #1 – Your Personal Needs Have Changed

Although you may be like 25% of the population and have given your car a name, creating a personal attachment to your vehicle, the reality is that if your personal needs have recently changed, this is an indicator that it’s definitely time for you to get another car.

Every year millions of people get married, have children, purchase dogs, start businesses, or have other needs which mean that they have to get a different vehicle to suit those needs.

If your needs are not sufficiently being met by your current vehicle, this is a clear indication that it’s time for you to sell your car and purchase a different vehicle.

Tip #2 – The Car Is Costing You More Money Than What It’s Worth

Another clear sign that it’s time for you to sell your car it is if it’s currently costing you more money in maintenance expenses every single month then what the vehicle is really worth.

Yes, it’s often harder for many car owners to make the distinction when it’s time for them to sell their cars but, if you have less money in your pocket at the end of the month due to your vehicle it’s time for you to make the distinction that you have to cut your losses and move on before your car costs you even more money.

Tip #3 – You Get Embarrassed Every Time You Drive Your Car

Do you get embarrassed every single time that you have to drive your car? If the answer to this question is yes, this is another sure-fire sign that it’s time for you to sell your car.

You should take pride in your vehicle and not be afraid to show your face when you drive it because your quality of life is as important as life itself and if you don’t enjoy driving your car any longer you should make the decision to get rid of it and purchase a newer vehicle

Tip #4 – Expensive Car Repairs Are Coming Up

Last of all, but most important, if you have expensive vehicle repairs coming up this is another excellent sign that it’s time for you to sell your car because many times with an older vehicle the car repairs will cost more money than what the vehicle is worth so you should weigh the cost of those car repairs in determine if you’re ready to spend more money on your car or get rid of it and purchase a different car.

Save Time and Money Selling Your Car – Sell It to Fred’s Auto Removal!

There’s no doubt that selling an older car can be tough, with Fred’s Auto Removal we make the process of selling your car easy and you will get paid what your car is worth. Learn more by contacting us at (503) 810-3061 or click here to connect with us online.

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