Are you looking to move on from the car you currently own?
Instead of slapping a ‘for sale’ sign on your car and parking it outside, try to have a more strategic approach to selling your car.
You may be moving to another country, or interested in making some extra money by selling your car. Whatever the reason, this guide will show you the steps to sell your car in Oman.
Step 1: Refurbish & Inspect Your Car
You can’t sell a dirty, and dusty car.
It’s common decency!
Make sure that you take your car to the car wash for a deep cleaning session. This means, carpets, seats, and the little cracks and crevices we often ignore.
The appearance of the car will greatly influence people’s interest in your used car. For this reason, you should pay for professional detailing.
The key here is to prepare your car to sell at the best possible price.
Make sure that you get an inspection while you’re at it! If you don’t understand the condition of your car, it will be difficult to sell it at a good price.
Potential buyers will most likely ask for inspection documents to clarify the quality of the used car they’re purchasing.
Step 2: Get Proper Documentation & Photos
To finalize the transfer of ownership, you’ll need several documents. You’ll need to ensure that you give as much transparency and credible details about your car history as possible. You are legally required to provide honest, and complete documentation.
Use this checklist to gather the proper documentation:
- Certificate of Vehicle Registration
- Car History Report
- Insurance Documentation
- Deed of Sale
- Maintenance records
- Warranty information
You may need more documentation depending on the country you are in and who you are selling to. The checklist above contains the main documents you’ll need.
In addition to proper legal documentation, you’ll need to have photos of your car to sell it. If you intend to sell it yourself, this is especially important.
These photos can be used online if you are trying to reach a wide market. However, this may not be as important if you are selling it through a car dealership.
Step 3: Find Your Car’s Value
Several factors influence the value of your car:
- Vehicle Details: Everything from the year, make, model, and the engine of your car can greatly alter its market value. Make sure that you have a clear understanding of these details.
- Vehicle History: This includes your car mileage and car origin. If your car has been involved in serious accidents, this affects its market value as well.