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If you are getting ready to sell your used car there are a few things you can do to boost the resale value. Experts agree that with just a little time and money you can get top dollar for your pre-owned car, SUV, van or truck. Car buyers have many options for buying quality used cars in the Dallas area so make sure your vehicle looks and drives as well as the competition.

Prepare your vehicle for sale by starting with a professional detail job. This simple thing is well worth the money and can make a big difference in the sale of your vehicle. If your interior is in pretty good shape a simple wash and wax with a fresh oil change will work wonders to make your vehicle more attractive to potential buyers.

Other areas for inexpensive fixes include minor exterior improvements such as:

  • Headlights & Taillights – Changing out the lights in your vehicle is one of the most inexpensive thing you can do. Light bulbs for almost every model are readily available at auto supply stores and they are very easy to install.
  • Fix Dents & Scratches – If you have more than a few dings or scratches get these fixed. Shop around for inexpensive dent repair services. Paintless dent removal can be inexpensive and fast and the results will improve the value of your vehicle.
  • Check Tires & Brakes – New tires or slightly used tires can make a huge difference in a buyer’s impression of your vehicle. Most used car shoppers check tire tread as part of their research so make sure your tires don’t look worn or have uneven tread patterns. New brake pads can be as inexpensive as $100 to $150 and will make a world of difference in the test drive.
  • Fix Windshield Cracks or Chips – One of the biggest deterrents a used car shopper can see is damage to the windshield. No one wants to run the risk of a fix it ticket or incur the cost of windshield replacement. There are many windsheild repair services available that can fix your windshield without replacement. The cost to have this done will keep your resale value high and prevent potential buyers from walking away.

After readying your pre-owned vehicle, selling it to an independent buyer can be well worth the extra time and expense. Many dealerships will also offer top dollar for your vehicle, even if you do not trade it in for something in their inventory. Our Ford Dealership in Carrollton is always looking for quality Used Cars to offer to our customers. If you are ready to sell your vehicle please contact us to discuss your options.