Selling a used car is not an easy job these days. When you consult a dealership, they suggest you a less comparative price than the market, which is less than you expected. It can easily disappoint you to a great extent. Don’t get into any trap of selling your car in a complete loss, but at the same time, don’t expect profits as well. The first and foremost method is to sell your car through PakWheels.com Sell it For Me Service to get the best buyers in the market while sitting at the comfort of your home.
And these are a few traditional steps you that will guide through the process of selling your car:
1- Visit a Mechanic:
The first thing to do, when you make up your mind to sell your car is to visit a mechanic. Let him inspect the car and see if there is any kind of problem in your car so that you can get it fixed. The problem in the car could be oil leakage, some weird noise coming from your car, etc. The car should be in an optimal condition to attract more customers.
I personally have experience with a car that had the issue with its cooling system. So I cannot insist on the importance of an efficient and working cooling system more enough.
The car I had bought didn’t have antifreeze in it, and when the temperature fell to minus, water froze inside the system, and long story short, I ended up with a fried up belt and cursed the seller a bunch of time. So, it’s only ethical if you fix the cooling system for any leaks and use some coolant as well before selling it.
If there is anything wrong with its system and you don’t want to spend money on fixing it, do mention it to the potential buyer.
We advise you to opt for PakWheels.com Car Inspection Service as it will provide you with the actual condition of your car in real-time.
2- Service and Detailing:
Once you are done with a mechanical check, drive your car to a car service station. Ask them for car service and detailing. Your car must look clean and presentable to the customers.
Applying a polish or wax would provide a great shine to the car. You can do this by yourself or ask an expert to do the job for you.
3- Complete the Documentation:
Find all the documents of the car, including registration book and service history. Your customer must realize that you kept the vehicle in good condition throughout the use. Include the maintenance receipts in your file. A customer would definitely like to go through all of them for satisfaction. Furthermore, you need these following documents while selling the car:
- Sale Deed (You can find it from any stamp paper seller as they have the basics written already)
- CNIC copy of buyer and seller
- Car registration mark, engine number and chassis number etc.
- Also, get a car delivery letter duly filled and signed by the buyer. It is proof that you handed over the car to the other party at which date and time (You can get the letter from any good photo copier)
There are minor differences in the sale documents in Islamabad and other provinces, which are:
- Islamabad (Card + Sale Deed + Biometric).
- Other provinces (File + Book + T.O Form + Sale Deed)
4- Take Good Quality Pictures:
Your car is in neat and clean condition. Now is the time to take some high-quality pictures that best describe your car. This would be the defining step in attracting customers. Cover all angles of your car in the pictures, which include both the exterior and interior. There are higher chances of receiving offers when customers get a deep insight into your car.
5- Research Before Setting a Price:
Research properly before you set a fair price for your car. It should not be too high as compared to the market. You must be willing to negotiate at this price. You might have spent some additional money to get after-market tires, seat covers, etc. Mention them in the description. It would play a vital role in justifying your price tag. You can consult online car portals to get a fair idea of the market price for your car.
6- Post an Ad:
Now is the time to finally post an ad for your car. Using PakWheels.com for selling car in Pakistan is a very popular way these days. It makes your car sell faster than usual. Write a proper description of the car, including all the salient features, car mileage, and model.
Mention any additional features that justify your car price. Make your car stand out from the others available in the market. Do not forget to attach the pictures you took earlier. Now you have a complete portfolio of your car. Post an effective ad on PakWheels to get the best deals.
7- Meet the Customer:
Once you get the nearest offer, invite the customer to a convenient place to show them your car. Don’t hesitate while briefing details about your car. Show them the best features of your car. Stay confident enough to gain trust.
Remember, this is not the last customer on the planet you are going to get. Let them inspect the car and ask queries. Always answer the questions very politely.
You must be willing to let them go on a test drive. Always show negotiable behavior to the customer to get the best offer.
8- Mode of Payment:
What comes next when the customer likes your car and finalizes the deal? The mode of payment is what you need to ensure from the customer. Always prefer total cash payment. Settling for any sort of installments might lead you to a fraud. Stay with what you are comfortable with. Let the customer know all these details.
9- Transfer the Vehicle:
Never look to sell your car on an open transfer letter, which is not legal by law. Always get a transfer deed to properly transfer the vehicle in the name of the new owner through the Excise & Taxation Department. In this way, you will no longer be responsible for the vehicle.
Never rush into selling your car, as this would allow the buyer to make a comparatively cheap deal. Do not make the common mistakes most sellers make. Follow the steps mentioned above before selling your car to get a fair deal. If you find these tips helpful in selling your car, tell us in the comments section below.
We hope that these tips will be useful for you while selling a car. And remember, Gari Ki Deals, Only on PakWheels.