How to Sell Your Car for the MOST Money

Thinking about selling your car, truck, SUV, van, or motorcycle in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, or Vancouver Island? Great! Because Cash For Cars BC is the Lower Mainland’s #1 used vehicle buying business since 1998.


We are the experts when it comes to paying the MOST cash for cars, because we know and understand what your vehicle is truly worth and why.

That’s why we take the time to explain to you what your car is worth, why it’s worth what it is, and how to get the MOST cash for it, even if that means not selling it to us.

The following blogpost is about how to sell your car for the MOST money. Whether you sell your car to Cash For Cars BC, privately, to a dealership, or send it to the scrapyard; we’ll help you discern what the best way to get more cash for your car is by the end of this article.

Selling Your Car in the Lower Mainland?

There are a few basic things to consider before listing your car for sale online, or before visiting a dealership or any other type of car buyer. The preparation work you do before selling your car can make all the difference when it comes to how much cash you can get for your car.

1. Find Out Your Vehicle’s Value

First and foremost, find out what the Canadian Black Book value is of your car. You can’t begin to list your vehicle accurately, without knowing what its actual value is.

Plus, if you’re planning on selling your car to a dealership or professional used car buyer like Cash For Cars BC, you’ll know whether or not you’re getting a reasonable offer by first knowing how much your car is worth.


Additionally, when you know the value of your vehicle, you also know how much more you can price it at for anything you’ve done to improve it since owning it. Things like modifications to the stereo system, to the engine, to the interior, etc, can all bump up your selling price.

Once you know what your car is worth, you can then combine that number with a portion of the additional costs you’ve incurred to improve the vehicle. Which then helps you come up with a fair selling price for both you and potential buyers.

2. Ensure the Interior is in Good Shape


A variety of things can affect the price of your car, no matter how new or well-maintained it was. Certain things can greatly decrease the value of your car, or can alter what kind of buyer you may need to find. Thus, making selling your car more difficult.

Before Selling Your Car Consider:

  • Was the vehicle smoked in?
  • What is the condition of the interior (torn seats, broken door handles, windows that don’t open, etc.)
  • Are there any mechanical or electrical issues?
  • What kind of driving was your vehicle used for primarily? Highway or city driving?
  • What is the condition of the exterior? (Paint chips, dents, dings, etc.)

Once you establish if there are any deficiencies in or on your car, and after checking it’s Black Book value, you can then accurately price your vehicle for sale. There’s nothing worse for a potential car buyer to come to view your car and smell cigarette smoke without being advised of it ahead of time. Things like this can really hinder the sale of your vehicle.

3. Disclose Any Outstanding Debts or Liens

For most of us, it’s happened at one point or another… You purchase a used car, hand over the money and sign off on the transfer forms, only to discover after the fact that the vehicle has a lien on it. If the car you’re selling was ever under financing, establish first with your bank whether or not the lien has been removed. Even when you’ve finished paying off your vehicle, the lien may not get removed right away, or at all, if there’s an oversight.

If your vehicle is however, still under financing or lease, make sure to put it in your ad, or disclose it to the dealership or car buying company. Professional used vehicle buyers like Cash For Cars BC will often purchase a car that is still under financing, but that’s something that should be disclosed up front. Obviously, whatever debt is still owing on the vehicle will impact the overall price you can sell it for.

4. Provide Service & Maintenance Records


You’ve probably heard your parents tell you as a young adult that you should keep all the invoices and papers given to you from the mechanic. Whether it’s for a routine oil change or brake job, or something a little bit more in depth like a new alternator or the replacement of your timing belt. Having a complete record of what’s been done and what hasn’t, allows prospects to know what they’re investing in and helps you to find the right buyer for your car.

Fortunately, if you decide to sell your vehicle to Cash For Cars BC, you don’t have to worry about what is wrong with your car, or even whether or not its been in an accident. We buy cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, and motorcycles in any condition, and with any kind of maintenance history, even a bad one.

5. Wash & Detail Your Car Before Selling It


You might think this one sounds a bit simple, but believe us when we say that shiny things attract more buyers. If you had the choice between a dusty, dirty, and kind of smelly car versus a clean, shiny, and pleasant-smelling car, which one would you buy, right? Just a little bit of elbow grease goes a long way.

If you can’t afford to get it professionally detailed, you can use things like Q-tips or pipe cleaners to get into the cracks around your shifter, the knobs on your stereo, and even in between the vents. Also, take the time to clear out any debris that may be underneath the seats, or papers that could be stuck behind the glove box.

What’s the Easiest Way to Sell My Car in Vancouver?

Cash For Cars BC of course! No one does it better when it comes to buying or selling used automobiles. We can get you the MOST cash for your car, without all the headache that comes with selling your car privately.

All you have to do is call, text, or email our car buying team to get the ball rolling. Share with them some basic details about your vehicle. Such as the make, model, year, kilometres, and a general idea of the condition it is in. Then, we’ll arrange an in-person viewing with one of our experienced and dedicated used car buyers.

What Types of Vehicles Does Cash For Cars BC Buy?


Anything and everything! From family sedans, to minivans, to work trucks, to power sport equipment. We even buy motorcycles, RV’s, and boats. Whatever you’re selling, whatever the reason, Cash For Cars BC is the best way to get the MOST cash for your used vehicle in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island.

We are Always Looking to Buy:

  • Cars – Sedans, sports cars, junk cars, supercars, hybrids, coupes, convertibles, commuter cars, stationwagons
  • Trucks – Heavy duty, light duty, diesels, duellies, work trucks, small trucks, import trucks, 4x4s
  • SUVs – SUV’s, crossovers, hybrids, scrap SUV’s, out-of-province or out-of-country SUV’s
  • Vans – Minivans, cargo vans, campervans, 15-passenger vans, vans converted to RV’s or tiny homes
  • Motorcycles – Sport bikes, cruisers, Harley Davidsons, rare or import bikes, dirt bikes, and trikes
  • Power Sport Vehicles – ATV’s, UTV’s, snowmobiles, jet skis, boats, side-by-sides

Can I Sell My Vehicle for the MOST Cash Today?

Yes, you can! We make the process of selling your car for cash so quick and easy. The entire process from start to finish can be completed in as little as 30 minutes. No more sitting around for hours on end at the local dealership, bargaining for a fair price. No more wasted weekends waiting for prospects who don’t even show up to look at your car.

Now, there’s a faster, better way to sell your car for quick cash, and it is Cash For Cars BC!

We take all of the hassle out of selling a car, truck, SUV, van, or motorcycle, and simply put the MOST cash in your pocket. Also, no one does it better than Cash For Cars BC when it comes to delivering exceptional customer service, and doing right by their customer.

We make every effort to not only pay you the MOST cash for your car, but to explain why we are making you the offer we are. That way, if you decide to shop around, you can do so with the most information possible. However, once you talk to our team and see how much cash for cars we pay, you won’t want or need to shop around!

Contact Our Team of Car Buyers Today

Our dedicated and helpful team of used vehicle buyers work 7 days a week, day and night. From 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, we’re here to make selling your car easier in every way possible. We even work most statutory holidays too!

When you sell us your car, we handle all the paperwork that comes with it. Plus, no matter where you’re located, we come to you! And if that’s not enough to convince you to sell your car to Cash For Cars BC, also, NOBODY Pays More!

Call, text, or email us today to get a free and instant offer on your car, truck, SUV, van, or motorcycle. You’ll be glad you did!

Contact: (778) 838-5152

By Published On: May 21st, 2023Categories: BlogTags: , ,

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