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How to Sell a Used Car Pekin IL

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.

Court Street Park & Sell
(309) 346-9753
1227 Court St
Pekin, IL

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Barn Auto Sales
(309) 647-7001
8 Opportunity Ln
Canton, IL

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Robinson Car Connection
(618) 546-5155
12469 E 1050th Ave
Robinson, IL

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Absolute Automotive Inc
(630) 499-5355
10160 Clow Creek Dr
Plainfield, IL

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Economy Auto Mart
(773) 348-6263
3333 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL

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Chris Clark Cars
(309) 263-2272
250 Detroit Ave
Morton, IL

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(309) 692-4840
1720 W Pioneer Parkway
Peoria, IL

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Foley Motors
(309) 364-4711
404 Jackson St
Henry, IL

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(618) 467-2879
3104 Godfrey Rd
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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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