If you’re thinking of buying a new truck, don’t trade that old pickup in. While it’s easier to let the dealer give you credit for a trade-in, you’re likely to make more money by selling it yourself either by listing it on Craigslist or through an eBay auction. Then you can use the proceeds to make a down payment on your new pickup. Here are some tips for preparing that pickup for sale.
Replace the Bed
If the bed is damaged, you can replace it by going online for used pickup truck beds. Replacing a beat-up bed with a nicer one will increase the value of your truck. You’ll make up the cost when you sell it.
Research the Value of Your Truck
Find the true value of your pickup by reading the Kelley Blue Book. This company has been around for years and they’re relied upon for providing accurate assessments of the value of cars and pickups.
Clean Your Truck
First impressions count, so clean your pickup truck inside and out. Wash your truck and keep it clean. Think about having your pickup detailed and deodorized. A nice scent has a positive impact on buyers. The nicer your truck looks, the more likely you’ll be able to sell it quickly.
Place a Sign in the Back Window
Many people are looking for pickups just like yours, so be sure and place a sign in the back window listing your phone number. As you drive about town, potential buyers will be writing it down and giving you a call.
Pickups are a must-have for those who tend to haul or tow a lot. There’s someone out there who wants your pickup, so save yourself money by prepping your truck and selling it yourself. You’ll put more money down and make fewer monthly payments.