Due to various reasons sometimes it is not easy to get rid of your old car. But finally one day you have to sell it as it has been lying in your garage for no reason. There are different ways through which you can sell your car, you can offer it to someone you already know or you can sell it to a scrap car removal company.
It is your right to get as much profit as you can by selling that car but not by hiding important information or by providing false data. This may get you some extra amount of cash but ethically it is wrong with the buyer and it can result in legal trouble as well.
Here we have a few points which you shouldn’t hide while selling your scrap car.
False Legal Documents
The most important point while selling your car is legal documents. All the legal documents related to the car like ownership details, insurance policy or any other documents must be shown to the buyer.
Discrepancies will not only put you in trouble but also make you liable for legal punishment. This type of case can lead you to further loss than profit so to avoid getting into any legal case shows all the genuine documents to the buyer.
Complete Service History
To keep your car maintained it is good to get it serviced on a regular basis. If you will show it to the buyer they will be glad to know you have taken good care of your car.
Some people try to hide the service history of the car. Many people try to hide the service history in order to show that the car is newer than its age. There might be a possibility that they have not done professional servicing on a regular basis.
Damaged Outer Body
Sometimes to get a higher price people don’t mention the flaws in the car in the online advertisements or even on the phone call. Later if the buyer gets to know about the flaw or damage it will make you an unreliable seller and spoil your reputation.
You must not hide any flaw or minor damage in your car from the buyers and mention all the important details. Inform them about any repair or repaint done to the car this way they will trust you more.
Checking Interior of the Car
While describing the car from inside please make sure everything is in good condition not only the upholstery, seats, and mats but the internal parts of the engine must also be in working condition. If you are giving away your car in the scrap just mention to them all the flaws and fixes to be done.
Once you have reported every detail to the buyer, in case they get the car professionally checked they cannot blame you for hiding any faults. This way you will gain respect from others.
Trying to get more offers, people tend to give false information like the usage of cars, location or even offer to drive the car to the customer, but they do not keep up with their promises. This is something you should avoid and stay honest.
If you have any pending legal or police case on your car please inform the buyers to avoid embarrassment later. Try to be fair with the buyers and provide them with all the details of the car accurately. Providing misleading information can risk someone’s life and can lead you to jail as well so better avoid such lies and be fair with the buyer.