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Prepare Your Car to Sell in 3 Simple Steps

When looking to upgrade your vehicle, you likely will need to sell your current vehicle first. You might be tempted to simply trade in your old car at the dealership. After all, it seems so simple and convenient to leave your old car where you buy your new car, and get some money on top of it. But what many people don't realize is that you may be leaving money on the table by trading in your car below its market value. At Orthodox Auto Company, you can be sure that you'll get top dollar for your car, and it's the fastest and easiest way to get money for your old car. But before you try to sell your car anywhere, consider these tips for preparing your car for sale.

1. Clean Your Car

Prior to getting your car appraised, spend some time detailing your car to get a really nice return on your investment. It will give the appraiser a better feeling about the state of the car if it is looking its best inside and out.

2. Know What Your Car Is Worth

There are numerous online tools that will give you a general idea about the value of your car. Knowing the value of your car before selling it is critical. Don't rely on a car dealer, because they often will offer you a price that is well below your car’s actual market value. Do your research and you’ll be in good shape.

3. Run a Diagnostic

Before selling your car, it's good to know what is wrong (if anything) with your car. A simple and free diagnostic check can be run by most auto parts chains, and can also give you a general idea of what it would cost to fix any problems.

Check out Orthodox Auto Company when you're ready to sell your car. We'll buy any car, no matter the condition, and our 4-step car-buying process is quick and convenient. Contact us at (215) 992-7685 for more information, or get a free quote online.


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