March signals the release of the new registration plates and people up and down the country are rejoicing as they get ready to bring their new cars home. We’ve heard that the release of the 15 reg number plates has been hugely successful and what is normally the busiest month of the year for dealerships has got off to a great start.
If you’ve been considering a new car, it’s an exciting time as you plan which style will be gracing your drive, but it can also be daunting ensuring you get an economical car that suits your needs. It’s important to make sure you get the maximum value available for your current car to get the best deal!
Getting your car in ‘show room’ condition is crucial and an aspect that’s often overlooked is your cars bodywork. WhatCar? advise: “Whatever the car, bodywork damage should be repaired properly, or it will prove a complete turn-off to potential buyers, and a dealer may not want it at all.” Repairing dents and removing scratches from your car can make a big difference.
Any scratches or scuffs to your cars bodywork will ultimately result in the dealer knocking you down. We recommend giving your car a thorough hand wash before taking it to the garage so you’re aware of exactly what damage there is to the paintwork. Clean and dust the inside of your car so there is no reason for them to reduce the price.
Bear in mind that ChipsAway can repair minor dents or scratches at a fraction of the cost of traditional body shop methods– meaning you can achieve maximum profit from your car for minimum expense!
ChipsAway CEO, Tim Harris says, “This time of year gets quite busy for us as everyone is getting their cars ready for a part exchange! As we can repair anything from scratches and dents to alloy wheels, people come to us to make sure their car is in tip top condition.”
Ensuring your car looks the part, and is up to date with its service history and general maintenance is one of the best ways to bargain with dealerships. Ensure you have a figure in mind before going into the sales room – do your research so you know how much you can expect for your vehicle.
If you need your car’s paintwork repaired before selling your car – call ChipsAway now on 0800 028 7878.