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Determining your car's condition

by Hello Harold

Posted on July 8th , 2019 at 12:00 PM

Let’s get straight to the point: You have a car you want to sell, but have no idea how to go about this. Before you look to your trustworthy info hub google for all the answers such as selling price and what not, it’d be a good idea to examine the car thoroughly and get an idea of what you’re selling. Your car can either sell for big No one’s going to know your car better than you do. You’ve been through practically everything together: Work rides, traffic jam sessions, harsh break ups, you name it. No one will know the condition it is in better than you, but there are still a few standards it has to adhere to to determine the category it falls in. Get a professional to come and examine it. They’ll be able to determine the current condition it is in, and if they’re good enough, they’ll give you a selling price estimate. Do let them know if the vehicle has been through anything rough, because that will most definitely play out into the final price. Don’t even try to lie or mask any damages, or else you’ll be faced with angry buyers who will, in the most extreme cases, proceed to trash your house. Don’t underestimate the anger of someone who has made a failed investment. After this has been done, make a list of anything the buyer will need to know about your vehicle, like that paint job you gave it 10 years ago that might have slipped your mind but will surely not slip your buyer’s. If you want to be a great seller (which you should), make a report of the car, underscoring everything the car has been through. Get up close and personal. It might seem exhausting, but if you do not follow through with this, it might cost you.

In Excellent Condition

A vehicle that is in excellent condition is a vehicle that has never been subjected to any damages or work. Picture a vehicle that has never been let out of the garage once and you’ll get the idea. Such a vehicle has a clear record when it comes to mechanics, and is in no way in need of renovation or alternation. The engine is running very well, and the compartment is free of any impairments, like a water leak for example. It’s never had a paint job, or been damaged in any way. Not even a tiny scratch. It’s no wonder that less than 5% of all vehicles fall into this category, because it’s nearly impossible to use a car and preserve it in mint condition.

In Good Condition

A vehicle that is in good condition is not an insanely perfect vehicle, but rather one that comes close enough. Its never been subject to any major damage, but a little reconditioning never hurt anyone. Minor defects are found around the car, like scratches and such, but no major mechanical problems should be present in the car, or else it will cease to be in good condition. This is the most popular condition that cars are found at.

In Fair Condition

A vehicle that is in fair condition is a vehicle that is still running. That’s where the benefits end. Mechanical defects are a sure guarantee here, but hey, at least you can drive the car from your house to the supermarket. Repairs will have to be done throughout the car, such as changing your tires or getting a new paint job, and these will need to be done by a professional. It is recommended not to purchase a car in this condition, or else you’ll be spending more on repairs than the actual car itself.

In Poor Condition

A vehicle that is in poor condition is a vehicle that does not work, and more importantly, does not sell. It’s been through hell and back, and will probably need a bunch of repairs that will cost thousands. Fixing the paint job, mechanical defects, scratches, replacing the tires, etc., are all a big red light for you to get rid of it, because someone would be out of their mind to buy it. Don’t even think twice. It’s garbage, get rid of it.

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