Cars don’t last a lifetime, and at some point you may want to sell your old vehicle to a private buyer. Obviously, you want to sell at the highest price possible. There are, however, factors that may affect the vehicle’s Kelley Blue Book Price. You should be aware of how a car dent impacts a car’s resale value.
Dents and Your Car’s Resale Value
Normally, the first thing a prospective buyer does is walk around the car to perform a visual inspection of the exterior. If there’s a noticeable dent, there’s a good chance the buyer will use that as a bargaining chip for driving down the price. Aside from dents, the buyer may also point out nicks and scratched paint to get you to agree to a lower selling price.
Of course, other factors like the interior and mileage will come into play as well. However, most dents can be restored by an auto body repair shop. Likewise, scratches in the paintwork can be restored by a certified auto painting service. Continue Reading →