When trying to get the maximum cash for cars there are a few things you will need to consider.  First off, does the car have any major, nicks, scratches, dings or mechanical issues.  If the car is older and your mindset ist to sell my car then you will just have to roll with the punches and take what they offer.  The fact is that if you put any type of work into the car you may have to conceed that you will not recoup that money and take a loss on your expenses.

Now here’s where it gets a bit tricky, If you have a newer car and have a few minor blemishes you may ask yourself, should I have it touched up professionaly in a body shop before I try to sell my car?  The problem with a touch up or repaint job is that most dealers will notice the paintwork and it will be hard to disprove the car was involved in an accident.  This definately will take off some of the cash for cars you were hoping for from a dealer.  Now if the buyer is private, they may never know and the investment was worth it.

Mechanical repairs are always a questionable thing as well.  There’s no guarantee you will recoup that money either when selling to a dealer.  It will help with a private buyer.

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