Top 6 mistakes customers make when selling their car

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, your first time in the pre-owned car market can be a daunting experience. Don’t hasten the process by selling to the first buyer you get. As a seller you want to get a good price for your vehicle and have a hassle-free process From finding a suitable buyer to getting all the paperwork in place is no easy feat, this is where trusted dealerships like Carswitch come in the picture. If you are looking to sell your car in UAE, they ensure that you get the best price for your car. They get your car inspected and even handle all the paperwork.

Here we give you some tips on avoiding some common mistakes most sellers make when selling their cars.


When you sell your car in Dubai, doing adequate research is important, especially on the current market pricing. You need to figure out what your car is worth, in its current condition . To make your job easier, used car websites have a tool that will help you determine the approximate value of your car when you put in the model and year of your car. If the price point you have in mind is much higher than the current market price then you might lose a considerable number of buyers already. If your price is too low, buyers may assume that there is something wrong with the vehicle and that’s why you are in a hurry to sell it off. Hence it is always wise to use market guideline when pricing you vehicle.

Over-spending on repairs

In a bid to get a better price on your car, you might land up making some major repairs on your vehicle before selling it. However in such cases, you might get a slightly higher price for your vehicle but this price may not cover what you spent on the repairs. In case your vehicle needs to have some repair work done on it, it would be a better option to get a written estimate from a mechanic and at the time of selling your car, you could use this estimate to negotiate with the buyer.

Be honest

It is always better to be upfront about the condition of your vehicle, rather than the potential buyer finding out about it later. If the car has been involved in a major accident or has had major repair work done, it is always better to let the buyer know as these things may not be visible at first look but the body of the car will definitely show if there have been any dents or replacements.

The first offer is not your last

You have spent a considerable amount when buying your car, so don’t be in a hurry to sell and settle for the first offer you get. Just have a little patience, if you have a well maintained car and word is out in the market, you will have more offers.

First impressions are key

A clean car, inside and outside always makes a good impression on the buyer. A buyer might decide then and there if he wants to make an offer on your vehicle. So if you know a potential buyer is coming around make the time to get the car vacuumed and polished before showing it to the buyer.  A messy car that smells, will take away from the actual condition of the car and you may not get a good offer on the car.

Make sure your paperwork is in order

One of the most important aspects of selling your car is the paperwork. Missing paperwork or incorrectly filled paperwork can lead to a lot of trouble both for the buyer and the seller. When you know that you want to put your car on the market, sort out your paperwork. From ownership documents to the service history and financial documents, keep all of them intact. If you have doubts about filling out the paperwork, get in touch with a professional to ensure that it is correctly filled. If you are going through a dealership then this process is much more seamless and is less trouble for both the buyer and the seller.

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