The Motoring Expert
Looking after your motor: How to prepare your car for sale
If you're planning on selling your car then you'll want it looking its best. So here’s how to get your car in tiptop shape with thanks to the lads at MicksGarage.com.
Selling your car can be a fairly difficult task if it’s not in its best condition. In fairness, you wouldn’t buy a car that looked like a right old rust bucket, now would you? No, of course you wouldn’t, so take the advice from the lads at MicksGarage.com and you’ll be well on your way to selling your car.
One of the first things you notice about a second hand car is how it smells. You’ve spent hundreds of hours sitting behind the wheel of your own car smelling the same old musky dank odours. The same can’t be said for perspective buyers. So the first thing you should do is use an Einszett Klima Cleaner Air-Con Bomb. It’s the perfect tool for getting rid of seriously bad smells. Check it out in the video below. There are loads of similar products available so check them out here.
Getting the smell out of your seats and carpet is one thing, but getting stains out is another (we don’t even want to know how they got there in the first place!). What you’ll need is a good interior cleaner and conditioner. They cost less than €10 and you can clean everything including leather, plastic, rubber, metal, upholstery and of course, carpets.
Scratches along the side of your car might be okay if you’re an 18-year-old first time driver, but it’s not going to look great when you try to sell it. There are loads of different scratch repair kits which are available for as little as €6. Check them out here.
If you’re reading this then it’s probably safe to say you like your cars. If so, what’s one of the first places you look at when looking at new or second hand cars? Only the wheels, of course. A ruined set of rims could ruin your chances of a sale, so make sure they’re gleaming before you show the car to a perspective buyer. Check out some great wheel cleaning kits here.
A good polish and wax will do wonders for your car. First impressions are everything in this life and the same can be said for your motor. If it's sitting in your driveway shining and sparkling, you'll be much more likely to sell it. So check out the wax cleaning products and the polish kits over on the MicksGarage.com website.
Last but not least, when you’re finally finished with all the cleaning you’d want to buy an air freshener. Make sure it doesn’t smell too sweet otherwise it could be overpowering and your car will end up smelling like a 14-year-old going on a date. They cost as little as €3 (less than the price of a coffee) and they will make a world of difference, even after you’ve used the Einszett Klima Cleaner Air-Con Bomb.
For all your car part queries, visit www.micksgarage.com.