Sell your car safely

The contemporary motorist is very demanding and often expects a lot of access to a car before actually buying it. The following tips will help you open up to potential buyers, with out taking on unneccessary risks.

  1. Money Matters

    While it’s unwise to put off buyers with excessive paranoia, there are some basic (and completely legitimate) precautions that you can take to ensure the transaction goes through smoothly. If you’re getting paid in solid cash, arrange for the hand-over to occur in a bank. That way you can check the authenticity of the bank-notes, and deposit the funds into your account on the spot. A quicker option is to arrange for an electronic transfer. Cheques of all kinds are a trickier proposition, as some time needs to go by before they are cleared. In any situation, make sure the buyer understands that the keys will not be handed over until the transaction is secured. Also, it is wise to ask for the buyer’s ID information at an early stage to forestall any problems.
  1. The Test Drive
    A serious buyer will expect to take your car for a spin before commiting to it. Always accompany the buyer on the trial run. Ascertain his/her insurance status, as you might result liable for any damages if the test drive goes awry. Finally, keep the car keys on your person at all times to preclude any foul play. Getting a friend to join you is also a good idea.

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