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Is it worth paying to detail my car right before I sell it?


Obviously your car will bring in a higher price and be easier to sell if it looks to be in good condition.  First impressions are everything, and a quick look in a price guide book will show you there can be a big difference in value between a car of poor condition and a clean and detailed car.  Sometimes this difference can run into many hundreds or even thousands of dollars.  Let’s be straight forward, when a prospective buyer looks at the car or truck, or SUV or motorcycle, a first impression is everything.  A bright, shiny, clean, and detailed engine, for example, will draw rave reviews because it’s proof that one has taken great care of their car.

Whether you’re trading your vehicle in or selling it privately, you want to get the most you can for it.  You can increase the value and probability of selling it by having it professionally detailed by Auto Detail Doctor, a mobile detailing business serving Central Ohio.  Statistics show that having your vehicle detailed in advance raises the value on average of $600, and in a lot of cases, a lot more.  A good impressions means the world… and a potential buyer will assume if you didn’t care what the inside or outside looked like, that you didn’t care what happened under the hood either.  Our engine compartment shampoo service and dressing service is a HUGE selling point, and it is definitely recommended prior to selling your car.  We have a few articles in our blogs about the engine shampoo services.

Take the time to make sure these areas look impeccable.  Last week, we were car detailing in Dublin Ohio.  The engine and interior looked horrible, but after the engine shampoo service, and an interior detail, the car looked great!    Fortunately the exterior looked very well, and it didn’t need much paint correction.  In today’s world, a new car can be very expensive to buy.  That is why that many people are having their cars detailed in order to retain the appearance and value for when they sell the car.  In addition, many people are keeping their cars because they simply cannot afford to buy a new one.  And if the car is maintained and properly detailed, it will keep that high value.  Remember, your car or vehicle is an investment!

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