There are few things, especially in the land of the petrol head, more exciting than getting a new car, but there is a flip side to this happy occasion…getting rid of your old one! Do you sell it privately, or do you trade it in against your new one. One is much less hassle free than the other, but both have their own idiosyncrasies, so which ever way you decide to go…here’s a few tips to make the experience slightly less painful!

Wash Your Car

People tend to buy what they see, and if they see a grubby car they are more likely to either walk away or try and beat you down on price. Washing your car gives the impression that it has been well cared for…even if it hasn’t… that’s why garages employ valeters!