Top Upgrades to Increase Your Car's Market Appeal

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Here's the scuttlebutt about all the upgrades you need to do to your car so it's in tip-top shape when selling privately. Before going down that rabbit hole, you should know that Peddle will buy your car as is. No extra time or money is needed, and adding extra bells and whistles won't impact the offer on your car.

professional detailing

The prettier your car, the prettier the penny. Having your car professionally detailed is a simple yet effective way to up its game and price. A good scrubbing, waxing, and polishing can make your car look brand new. A spotless first impression for potential buyers pays off.

replace your tires

If your tires look tired, you'll get sick and tired of trying to sell your car. Worn-out wheels make a car look neglected and cause potential buyers to let their imagination run wild. They might think, "Is the engine okay because you like to peel out?" or "If the owner ignored the tires, did they also ignore changing the oil?" It’s about the overall market appeal of your car. When selling your car privately, a great set of tires is where the rubber meets the road to get top dollar.

shiny new lights

Modern and brighter headlights tell potential buyers you are a safe driver. Not only that, but newer lights will add a touch of sophistication to your car. Consider upgrading to LED or HID headlights and make sure all exterior lights work.

fresh paint

We're not talking "pimp my ride" kinda paint job, that's expensive. But touching up scratches and blemishes can be like a makeover for your car. Focus on high-impact areas like the hood, fenders, and bumpers. A scratchless paint job is a small visual enhancement you can make that will signal the car has been cared for.

interior improvements

Beautiful inside and out. Upgrading your car's interior doesn't have to break the bank. You can replace worn-out floor mats, refresh the upholstery, or add seat covers. A clean and well-maintained interior can impact a buyer's decision.

tech and infotainment

If your car lacks modern technology features, consider installing a touchscreen display with Bluetooth connectivity, smartphone integration, and other advanced features. The more turn-key your car is, the sooner you'll hand them over.

When selling your car privately, these smaller upgrades might give you a bigger return. But if you don't have the extra time and money to spend, consider selling your car to Peddle. We don't need all the glitz and glam to make you a great offer.