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Five tips to help you create a winning car sales advert

With a competitive second hand car UK market, you’ll need to create an eye-catching advert if you want to sell your car quickly and for the best price. Here are five tips to help you achieve this:

Precise details

People looking to buy a second hand car want the hard facts, so include these in your advert. Details such as the make, model, engine type, registration year date and MOT are essential in any car advert.

Include photos

Second hand cars are more likely to sell when accompanied by quality photos. After all, people won’t want to buy a rusty motor full of dents and scratches. Add photos of your car at different angles, and get it cleaned before you take the shots. Interior shots are also useful.

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State mileage

Anyone wanting to buy a second hand car will be keen to get the best value for their money, which means not inheriting a vehicle with potential problems. Mileage is a factor used to indicate how much use a car has had and the potential risk of problems occurring or parts needing replacing. Always include the exact mileage of your vehicle, so that buyers know the risks before buying. Don’t just put low mileage – people want to know precise figures.

Mention extras

What makes your car stand out from the rest? Include extras or add-ons in your advert, such as leather seats, air con, alloy wheels or sat nav, which are attractive features to potential buyers.

Include price

You’re more likely to get a response to your advert if you include a specific asking price, rather than just saying ‘open to offers’. You can always use this price for bargaining or negotiation. Include contact details and make yourself easy to reach.

Finally, place your advert with a reputable and popular source, such as Vivastreet 🙂

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