No matter how great your car is, there will come a time that you need to sell it. You may need to move to another country. You may have found a better car. You may need a lump sum of money for emergency situations; the bottom line is that the time will come that you will need to sell it.
Now here’s something you need to keep in mind – the modifications you’ve done to your car will serve as a red flag to the possible buyers of the car whether they are buying it straight from you or from the car dealer where you’ll be trading it to. The buyers may think that in some way, this car has been abused or tampered.
“That’s not true!” I know that’s what many car modifying enthusiasts and fans are saying at the back of their head. After all, many of today’s modified cars are meticulously maintained and taken care of by their owners. They are not treated like disposable cars.
Car enthusiasts constantly bond with their car. They never settle for anything less than the premium gas. And you can expect these guys to regularly change the car’s oil. They’ll never miss it no matter what. Those things cannot be said of someone who knows and believes that the car only needs to stay intact until it is sold or while the lease is in effect.
However, you may still have great difficulties in selling your modified car. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do! Here are some tips that should help you greatly…
Restoring It’s Stock Condition
You want to preserve the value of your car in order to sell it. With that in mind, you should keep the stock parts. No matter which way you look at it, stock cars have a higher value in the open market. People like you who love fine-tuning and modifying cars would also prefer to fix a stock vehicle in accordance to their taste and preference rather than to buy an already-enhanced hot ride.
By the way, don’t forget to label the stock parts. Also, take pictures of them so you won’t have any difficulty figuring out how to piece them back together.
What About The Enhanced Parts?
Now that you’ve restored your car back to its original and stock condition, what are you going to do with the rest of the tweaked parts? Well, here’s the great news – there’s a massive market for automotive performance parts. And even better is the fact that you don’t need to shell out hard earned cash to get someone to buy them. There are online auctions websites like eBay, related forums, etc. that allow you to post classified ads for free or for a very low price.