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4 Things to Consider When Selling your Vehicle Asides from the Price

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(Last Modified on: August 21, 2019)

Perhaps it has been a while since you first discovered that it is time to sell your vehicle. However, you are a procrastinator. This means that if you can put it off, you will do just that. And selling your car is definitely a task ripe for putting off indefinitely. But today will be different. You are ready to finally get this mission done and dusted. But wait, don’t start until you have read these four considerations that are not price related.

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Your Car’s Value Isn’t Everything

For weeks now you have been haunted by the fact that you have a car that needs selling. It is constantly gnawing away at your sanity, and you can’t sleep, eat properly, or lead a normal life. Your car has blown its head gasket, and the cost of replacing it would be more expensive than buying a replacement car. You have started to drink heavily due to the stress.

You can’t drive the car, as it is not road-worthy. Your engine would suffer a catastrophic over heating break down. You are using public transport and all your friends are laughing at you behind your back. Some have sat you down to talk to you about how important it is for you to sell your car. All of this pestering and nagging has done its work, and you have decided to take action, finally.

The first thing you think of is how to price your car correctly. But hang on a second. You are jumping the gun a bit. There are other important considerations to tackle.

  1. Time

So, what else is there apart from your car’s price to think of when it comes to selling it? Time is one. When people neglect this consideration, they run the risk of wasting a lot of time. It can mean the difference between selling in one day and selling in a year. It generally takes a very long time to sell a car privately. What are some of the reasons for why?

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You need to factor in the time it takes to get your vehicle repaired. It will also take a while for you to get your car cleaned up properly. Not just the outside of the car either. It will need a good vacuuming and mats, as well as car seat covers, may need replacing.

You will also need to take photos, place adverts that will take time to find the right places to advertise. Then you will need to wait a very long time for someone to show interest. Every now and then, someone will call, come over, look at your car, waste your time, and leave. You will never hear from them again. If you are lucky they will take the vehicle for a test drive. Taking up even more time. If they do buy the car, you will have to negotiate with them. Keep in mind that they will want to drive the price down as much as possible.

Lastly there is the paperwork with NZTA. No-one likes to do paperwork. But you will be needing to do paperwork in this case. It is also important that the buyer does their side of the paperwork as well. Well, that is all the time that is required. Do you have that much time lying around? You may not.

  1. Stress

Society is known as a rat-race for good cause. It is a very stressful place to exist within. And we also exist in it. And the car selling process is no exception to this rule. It can prove to be an anxiety provoking task like no-other. Taking the incoming calls from prospective buyers and talking to complete strangers about your automobile can put the stress centre of your brain into overdrive.


Then, you have to keep your eyes out for possible grifters and scam artists. People will make offers on your car after expressing interest, and your heart will sink every time the offer is ridiculously low. Is there any point to all of this extra hassle? Can there be an easier way to sell your car without having to put your blood pressure at risk of exploding?

  1. Scam Artists

The private market is full of people who are out to rip off unsuspecting people. They are the reasons for why you need to go with people when they take your car for a test drive. Or at least ask them to leave their wallet behind as insurance. You also have to keep an eye out for fraudulent checks, or fake money.

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  1. Selling Car Safety

When you put a vehicle up for sale on the private market, you are putting yourself at risk in a number of ways. You could end up getting ripped off. However, there are worse things than getting ripped off. You could be straight up attacked. Of course, there are plenty of precautions that you can take to avoid getting hurt, but the very fact that you need these precautions is testament to the fact that it is not the safest way to sell a car.

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What is the safest way to sell a car? It turns out that there is a method for selling a car that will help you to avoid all of the above pitfalls. You don’t have to worry at all about time, stress, danger, or getting scammed. It is by selling to your local auto wrecking company. They will buy your car off you and it will only take one day for the whole transaction to take place.

Just give your local auto wrecking company a call and see how much they think your vehicle is worth. They will fire off a free quote in your direction, and then they will come over. They will pay you a beautiful amount of cold hard cash before hauling your car away free of charge. It is the best method in town for selling a car you don’t want!

Get a free quote from Taha Car Collection today and see how much you can get for your vehicle. Sell Your Car within 24 hours in Auckland now!

Posted By: Glen Hunter | Posted On: August 21, 2019 | Category: Tips
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