Selling Your Older Car: Why a New Paint Job Matters
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Selling Your Older Car: Why a New Paint Job Matters

Last year, I bought a new car. Rather than trade in my old one, I decided to sell it myself. Before I put it in the market, I took the car to a local shop and got my old baby a new paint job. The new paint made all the difference with the car. While operationally it was sound, the outside was not all that great. After the fresh coat of paint, the car generated a lot of attention from prospective buyers. I even had a bidding war going on between two parties who really wanted it. If you have an older vehicle to sell, it pays to invest in a new paint job. Let me tell you more about why this strategy works. Follow my tips for selecting the color and the paint type, and you'll get a great price for the old jalopy.

Selling Your Older Car: Why a New Paint Job Matters

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    6 April 2021

    Are you thinking about purchasing a new vehicle? Are you which optional extras you should avoid and which ones may be worth the money? Sometimes, it's perfectly fine to pay a little extra at the dealership for things like heated seats, when you live in a cold climate, but not all extras offer the same value for your money. Some of the options that you should definitely skip when you're at the dealership include:

  • 4 Benefits Of Using A Ceramic Coating On Your Vehicle

    6 April 2021

    A ceramic coating is a special type of coating that you apply directly to the paint job on your vehicle. The coating is designed to chemically bond with your paint, creating a special layer on your vehicle. There are a few benefits of putting a layer of ceramic coating on your vehicle. Benefit #1: Easy to Clean To start with, adding a ceramic coating to your vehicle will make your vehicle easier to clean.

  • How Improper Wheel Alignment Can Affect Your Car And How To Fix It

    15 January 2021

    Car wheel alignment is an important part of the design that allows the car to drive safely and comfortably. The handling of the vehicle is important, and if the alignment is off, the handling can also be off, and the car may try to pull or wander on the road, making it hard to drive. Dealing with alignment is difficult, but a professional repair shop can correct problems and help make your car pleasant to drive again.

  • 2 DIY Methods Of Removing Hail Dents On Your Car That You Should Avoid

    28 August 2020

    After a severe thunderstorm rolled through your area, you may have gone outside only to discover that your car has suffered a bit of hail damage. Since the dents created by the hail seem shallow, you may have decided to research ways you can get rid of them yourself. However, there are a couple of do-it-yourself methods of removing hail dents from your car's body that you should avoid. 1.  Using a Hairdryer to Remove the Dents

  • Benefits Of Paintless Dent Repairs

    22 May 2020

    No matter how careful you are with your car, it can end up with dents. You can choose a parking spot with no other cars around in a parking lot only to find out someone ended up parking next to you anyway and dented your car, or someone can ding the car with a shopping cart. You can come outside to find that someone has thrown stones at your car or a ball can hit your car and leave a dent.