5 Smooth Ways to Boost your Car’s Curb Appeal

Curb Appeal

The term “curb appeal” refers to the appealing factor of an object being sold when perceived from a particular distance. It literally points to how much appeal it has from down the street curb. This is the reason the term has been used heavily in real estate. But it also applies to pretty much anything, including cars. In this context, the goal is to increase the curb appeal of the car you are planning to sell to drive its price as high as it can get.

Here are five, simply-yet-smooth methods to apply in increasing your car’s curb appeal:

Check the Tires

Tires are practically a car’s “shoes”, and the first thing that most potential buyers will notice is how worn out yours are. The logic behind this is pretty simple: used-car buyers will always want to spend as little as possible after purchasing your car. (To give assurance to your potential buyers, take your car first to your local manufacturer for a quick check-up of the engine, radiator, and so on.)

Having worn out tires means that they’ll have to shell out some more cash to buy a set of new ones. Mind you, a set of brand new tires do not come cheap. When trying to boost your car’s curb appeal, you have to keep in mind that you cannot have worn out tires.

It might be a good investment to purchase new ones or find used tires that aren’t too worn out. There are plenty of good deals out there; you can even find second hand tires on eBay.

Make sure all lights work

Dysfunctional brake lights will do nothing for your car’s curb appeal aside from bringing it down. This is true for every other light in your car. Before showcasing your car to potential buyers, make sure you take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to check if the headlights, brake lights and signal lights work.

Do not undermine the importance of this check-up as it might prove critical in selling your car at the highest price. Dead lights are a sign of poor maintenance. It will be seen as an instant expense for buyers and will in turn lower the value of your vehicle unnecessarily. Make sure all your lights work and your car’s curb appeal will surely reach levels you never thought it could!

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Keep it clean

Keeping a car shiny both inside and out is quite a challenging task. It is tiring, time consuming and a bit troublesome, especially for those who choose to do it on their own.

It’s easy to postpone wash day every single time it comes when we have no intentions of selling the vehicle. But now that it’s up for grabs, we have to increase its curb appeal, which means we have to clean the car whether we want to or not.

Never ever show a buyer a dirty car; it will drag your curb value to depths deeper than the Mariana Trench. Just keep in mind that everything sells better when it’s clean. If you drive the vehicle on a daily basis, it is advisable that you also wash it daily.

Repair chips and scratches

The easiest way to lower the value of your car is to have chips and scratches. The good news is that all hope is not lost yet as there are ways to repair these if they aren’t too heavy. Light scratches and even dents are easily repairable; you can do it yourself or drop by a shop to have it done for you.

However, if your car has is on the aged side, it might not be worth the time, effort and expense. If your car is new, then you best get started! A car free of dents, chips and scratches go a long way on increasing its curb appeal.

Organize your service paperwork

Your potential buyers will scour you from head to toe in search for assurances that you have maintained your vehicle properly. The best way to silence them is to show them your neatly organized set of papers that indicate service done on the vehicle.

Show them receipts of oil changes, new tires, new installations of brake pads, fluids and air filter, etc. Providing all the necessary paperwork will convince your potential buyer that they’ve find ‘the one.’ That’s how you increase your car’s curb appeal like a boss!

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