How to write the best ‘for sale’ advertisement for your used car

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A good car advertisement can go a long way in helping you sell your car quickly. This is your way of telling people about your car and attracting potential car buyers and you must make the most of it. Wecashanycar has been in the business of buying and selling used car for many years, so we’ve come up with a list of dos and don’ts for writing the perfect ‘for sale’ car ad.

  1. Be clear

Your vehicle advertisement should include all the relevant information about your car. You must mention key details such as:-

  • Model of the car
  • Year of manufacture
  • Mileage
  • Color
  • Trim level
  • Tyre condition
  • Special features e.g. sunroof, infotainment
  • GCC or Non-GCC model
  • Service history
  • Insurance
  • Warranty

In addition, you should also describe the interior of your vehicle, making special mention of the types of upholstery used and any other special features such as infotainment and storage areas.These details give the buyers a clear picture of your vehicle. Listing these details is better as opposed to writing them in prose as the lists are easily readable.

  1. Be honest

Most sellers  tend to have an exaggerated perspective of their vehicle’s condition and will often describe their vehicles as being in “mint condition” even when their cars are a little worn. You should be as honest as possible in your advertisement and describe both the good features as well as the bad ones. Make sure that you use the best possible words when describing the negative features.

You should also post your VIN number as this will assure the potential buyer that you have nothing to hide. Inevitably, car buyers will appreciate an honest ad because they know exactly what to expect.

  1. Modifications

Be sure to mention any modifications done on the vehicle in your ad. While this is necessary, it can be especially advantageous if you have had the modifications done by renowned garages such as Brabus. It is important to describe each modification in detail, taking into consideration that illegal modifications will most likely lower the cost of your vehicle.

  1. Take good pics

Your car pictures will reveal the exact looks of your car to those interested in buying your car. You should therefore take the best photos of your vehicle.

It is strongly advisable that you take your car pics during the day so that you capture the vehicle in natural light. You should also photograph the vehicle on its own and avoid any crowded parking lots as this might confuse the buyer on which car is up for sale. The pictures must be taken at different angles and at a close range so that they capture every detail of the car. Be sure to save the car pics in the correct format because most advertising platforms have strict guidelines concerning these.

  1. Reasonable car price

Your advertisement must include the price of your vehicle. Even though you might want to make the most out of your vehicle, you need to understand that cars depreciate every second and you can only get so much for your car. It is also important to research the average market price of your vehicle so that you price your vehicle more reasonably. A great source of price points would be dubizzle which is the Number One online platform for trading cars in the Middle East.

  1. Contact details

You need to let the car buyers know whom to contact if they are interested in buying the car. You can put a number and specify the best timings that you can be reached and whether they should call or message you. You can also post the best time for viewing and test driving the car.

  1. Avoid personal information

While you must put your car and personal details on your advertisement, you must be careful not to divulge too much information. Sensitive vehicle information such as the Mulkiya should not be included in your advert.

“Refrain from giving out your personal information including your place of residence and driver’s license. This information can be used fraudulently and should not be given to the public.”

Once you have written your advertisement and taken good pictures of your vehicle, you can start posting them on different platforms to get buyers for your car. Most of the online car selling platforms will demand a fee before you are allowed to post your ad. If you have followed all our tips above, you should  expect to be flooded by calls from car buyers looking to purchase your vehicle.

Despite the chance of a better price, selling your car privately will come with hassles and expenses of creating ads and risks such as getting too many calls at odd times from non-serious buyers. You can try wecashanycar services if you want the quickest and most hassle free way of selling your car in the UAE. We will buy your car for instant cash and handle all the transaction processes and documentation on your behalf, ensuring that you have the smoothest car transaction possible Call us on 043382337 for a free inspection and a no-obligation cash offer.


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