Selling Your Car: How to Make Your Car Look Great and Advice on the Best Selling Methods

Selling Your Car: How to Make Your Car Look Great and Advice on the Best Selling Methods

by Nigel Knight


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Quick sale and a decent price ... are they what you want when selling your car? If so, following this guide should increase your chances of achieving that most satisfying of sales – one where you make good, honest money. Even if you are not planning to sell, this book shows you how to make your motor your treasured pride and glory again using simple techniques and expert skills developed over more than 20 years of trading Learn how to give your car a stunning makeover to transform its appearance and boost its sale value; how to brush and vacuum your car before a wet clean, making an amazing difference; how to carry out a full wash, and how to repair scratches, improve paintwork and bring an exceptional shine to your car. This is an indispensable and unique guide for anyone about to become a seller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845844509
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
Publication date: 06/15/2012
Series: RAC Handbook Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Born in 1964, Nigel Knight has been trading cars for more than 20 years. His fascination with cars started as a young boy cleaning his father's Jaguar XJ6, Aston Martin DB6 and other models. He bought his first car to restore and sell in the late 1980s while studying for a mechanical motoring diploma, and quickly discovered that cars he had cleaned were easy to sell. He started selling full time in 1994 having completed a BA (Hons) in (architectural) Interior Design, which gave him a deeper insight into finishes. Nigel lives with his family in Hampshire.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Nuts and bolts 8

Inspection 8

Mechanics 8

Bodywork 9

Brushes 10

Repairs 10

A full set of kit 12

2 Brush-and-vac 13

Edges, edges, edges - areas are defined by edges 13

Front driver's side 14

Dashboard 14

Centre console 15

Footwell 15

The seat 10

Back seat (driver's side) 17

Boot 17

Second rear seat and passenger seat 19

3 Scrub and clean 20

Cleaning method 21

Soap 21

Timing 22

Drying 22

The clean 22

Driver's side door 23

Steering wheel 26

Dashboard 26

Centre console 28

Footwell and pedals 28

The seat 30

Rear driver's side 32

The boot 33

Windscreen and windows 34

Limited wet clean 34

Particularly dirty seats and carpets 35

4 The big wash 36

Soft tops 37

Rinse 39

Wheels 40

Wheel-cleaning fluids 40

Wheel bolts 42

Tyres 43

Hose down 44

Doorshuts 44

Engine 46

Bootshut 47

The wash 49

The roof 49

Roof racks and rails 50

Windscreen 50

Bonnet 50

The sides 51

Rear 51

Drying 52

5 Repair and shine 54

Scratches 56

Grade one 59

Grade two 61

Grade three 64

Stonechips 67

Rust 67

Tar 69

Colour-restoring 69

Polishing 71

Trim 72

6 Photos and adverts 72

Light 72

Weather 74

Background 74

Main picture 76

Rear diagonal shot 76

Behind the wheel 77

Front passenger seat 79

Rear seat 80

Advertising 81

7 Selling techniques 83

Great expectations 83

Trust 84

Buyers 84

Positives 84

Faults 85

Difficult friend 85

Test drive 86

Insurance 86

Price 86

Timing 87

Offers 87

Sealing the deal 88

8 Psychology 89

Disease 89

Bad vibes 89

Ghosts 90

New life 90

The truth 90

Tacky 90

British/US glossary 91

Index 95

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