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Should I repair my car before selling?

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As your car ages or accumulates mileage, maintenance costs can start to add up. Have you ever questioned the value of a car repair when you received the invoice?

Perhaps you’ve already invested a significant amount in a complex repair or multiple minor fixes over the years. If your ageing car experiences additional damage, you may find yourself debating whether it’s worth repairing or if selling it would be more financially beneficial.

While there’s no definitive answer, there are factors you can consider to guide your decision-making process. In this blog, we will explore the following:

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Is it worth getting my car serviced before selling?

Performing a thorough inspection of your vehicle is the simplest way to assess its condition and identify any necessary major repairs prior to selling. By addressing these repairs before selling, you can potentially increase your car’s value by up to 20%.

Read our guide detailing how much damage and scratches can affect a car’s value.

How will I know if my car is too expensive to repair

If you’re dealing with a damaged vehicle, selling it might be a wise decision to minimise your expenses. To assess the financial feasibility, start by obtaining a repair quote from a trustworthy local garage. Next, research the actual value of your car. This will enable you to compare the repair costs with the vehicle’s worth and make an informed decision. For an accurate valuation, consider obtaining a free car valuation from BigWantsYourCar, ensuring to include any damage sustained by the vehicle.

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What types of damage are easy to fix?

Vehicle damage can range from minor cosmetic issues to severe structural problems. For minor scuffs and scratches, a bodywork technician can often provide affordable repairs. If you’re fortunate, you may find a reasonably priced replacement panel in the correct colour for damaged body panels like bumpers or doors. However, if your car requires complex structural repairs, costs can escalate. This is particularly true if the necessary parts are not easily accessible or if extensive labour is needed to fix the damage.

Are cars with damage difficult to sell?

Selling a damaged car to dealerships or private buyers can be challenging. The vehicle may require repairs to make it roadworthy, reducing the number of potential buyers. Additionally, you must disclose any damage or issues.

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