31 October 2021
Whether you’re looking to upgrade, swap your old car for something that’s a little kinder to the environment, downsize, or you just need some quick cash, selling your car can be trickier than you think. Often, the problem is that the sales process takes much longer than you anticipated, which leaves you with its running costs while you’re waiting for your car to catch a potential buyer’s eye. On top of that, you’ve got to keep it well maintained and looking its best throughout the waiting period, which costs time and money. Even then, there’s no guarantee you’ll make your asking price, particularly if there are problems under the bonnet that you might not be aware of.
So, what is the easiest way to sell a car? Here are some of the most popular ways to get rid of your old car and achieve the best price.
On the face of it, selling your car yourself might seem like a good idea, but it’s fraught with problems. Firstly, there’s the issue of time, especially if you want to move it on as quickly as possible. You’ll need high-quality photos, and you’ll have to keep your car in tip-top condition at all times for when those potential buyers call up to view your car.
Any repairs should be done regardless of the size or importance or you’ll be sacrificing a significant amount of your asking price to cover those costs. If that wasn’t enough to contend with, you’ll also possibly encounter ‘tyre kickers;’ timewasters whose sole purpose in life seems to be to get in the way of you trying to sell your car. Hagglers will drive the price down, and advertising costs will eat into your profits.
The downside of selling via the classifieds is time. While you might be able to supply decent photos and good specs, you’re then in direct competition with anyone else selling a car through the same publication. You may also have to wait until your car appeals to someone, which can take weeks or months. On top of that, you may get requests to inspect the car, which also incurs the possibility of timewasters. And again, be prepared to ward off hagglers, who will obviously want your car at a bargain price.
While there are plenty of places to sell your car online, the process isn’t always secure. The Internet is a virtual playground for scammers and many people selling their car that way have fallen foul of fraudulent tactics and tricks, including cloning. In addition, deciding to sell your car online can incur advertising costs, which can differ between sites.
Selling your car to a certified used car retailer can save you both time and money. Al-Futtaim Automall is the largest of its kind in the UAE and makes the process as simple as possible. To begin with, just enter your car’s details into our car value calculator and we’ll provide you with a quick and prompt quote. Once you’re happy with that, drive it to your local Al-Futtaim Automall center and our qualified technicians will give it a thorough check before offering you the true market value, with no haggling. As soon as that’s done, you can walk away with money in your pocket, or choose to use it against the cost of buying another used car. Either way, we offer the best market price for your motor and, if you get a higher price from one of our competitors, we promise to beat it.
Without a doubt, the easiest way to sell your car is through your local Al-Futtaim Automall. Get in touch with us today and find out how easy it really is, and how much time and effort you save selling your car at Al-Futtaim Automall.