Important Parts to Fix Before You Sell Your Car

April 6th, 2018 by

When you sell your car, you might think of listing the problems with the car and letting the next buyer fix them. However, you will get more money if you do the work beforehand. Here at Planet Automotive Buy Center, we’ve highlighted some important parts to fix before you sell your car!


Before you sell your car, you will want to make sure the tires are in good shape. Buyers will notice tires before anything else on a car, and bad tires can be an obvious flaw. If you don’t have the tires fixed before selling, you will have to drop your asking price from what you expected.


Another aspect on the outside of the car you should make sure is in ship shape are the windows. Either fixing some cracks and scratches or making sure your power windows still work. Buyers will beware of a car with cracked windows or without working windows.


Making sure all your lights work is a key piece to figure out before selling a car. Your headlights, tail lights, turn signal and inside lights should all work properly. Driving with your headlights or taillights out can be illegal, so it’s important to make sure they are fixed. It’s a cheap and easy fix that will help you avoid unnecessary headaches in the selling process.

Oil Change

If you have not gotten your oil changed recently, getting one done before selling a car is highly recommended. It will show that the car has had recent maintenance and that it is in good working order. It will also show potential buyers that the car was well taken care of.


Brakes are an obvious, but very important part to have fixed. If your brakes are making noises when you try to sell the car, you should have them replaced beforehand. If a potential buyer takes the car for a test drive and hears squeaky brakes, they will immediately run away from the deal. This is one of the most important aspects to check off your list before selling.

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