Ensure that all services are up to date and that your service manual is stamped and signed by your dealer. If you have recently replaced your tires, shock absorbers, or batteries, keep your receipt with the service manual.
Repairs minor dents and scratches. Spending a small amount of money on a sheet metal worker can increase the selling price of your vehicle by thousands of dollars. Polish your vehicle to remove fine scratches and make the paint look like new.
Clean or wash seats and carpets as necessary. If you are a smoker, wipe all surfaces and place fabric softener in the car to remove odors. If your steering wheel and gear lever are damaged, it is worth redecoration.
Make sure all functions in the vehicle are working properly. Check your headlights, brake lights, and turn signals, as well as electronics in your car, such as power windows and sunroofs. Make sure that no warning lights are on when starting the vehicle. Check basic fluid levels such as oil, windshield wiper fluids, and water.
Once your car is spotless inside and out, put the paperwork in order to make the sales process seamless.