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How to Sell a Used Car Coralville IA

Psychology is a powerful and important part of buying and selling cars. Perception can be reality. What a potential buyer thinks and feels about your used car is more important than facts and figures. Learn how to get the most money.

Kelly's Auto Ctr
(319) 337-0500
510 S Riverside Dr
Iowa City, IA

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(319) 362-5080
2702 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

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(319) 363-9208
1791 16th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Boulevard Automotive
(319) 365-9971
2455 Williams Blvd SW
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Ken Borth Auto Plaza Inc
(712) 262-7777
301 11th Street Southwest
Spencer, IA
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Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair,Truck Auto Body,Used Cars Dealers

All Iowa Auto
(319) 354-0081
605 Highway 1 W
Iowa City, IA

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(319) 364-0492
714 1st St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Jim Miller's Buy-Rite Used Car
(319) 362-9747
600 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Witham Auto Center
(319) 234-4200
2033 Laporte Road
Waterloo, IA
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(319) 234-4601
1325 E San Marnan Drive
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How to Sell a Used Car

Selling a used car is preferable to trading. You'll receive close to full retail value rather than accepting wholesale value if you trade.

Prepare to sell your used car

Psychology is a powerful and important part of buying and selling cars. Perception can be reality. What a potential buyer thinks and feels about your used car is more important than facts and figures.

If a potential buyer sees your car is filthy inside and out, she is very likely to assume, rightly or wrongly, that you don't take any better care of your car in other ways.

The implication might be that you don't change your oil, don't perform regular maintenance, don't make necessary repairs, and don't take care when driving. So, the simple fact that you didn't take the time to clean up your car could easily kill a possible deal.

Although some savvy buyers might look past the dirt on your car and see it for what it really is, you really don't want to assume that this will always be the case.

On the other side of the coin, a beautifully immaculate car can cover up poor maintenance and serious problems. Buyers who are blinded by the glow and shine can make serious mistakes if they don't look further.

So, to maximize the possibility of a quick sale, clean up your car — good. Clean it inside and out, top to bottom, under the hood and in the trunk, under seats and inside cubby holes. Touch up paint scratches. Repair windshield dings. Pull out small dents. Balance the ti...

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