10 Best Times to Sell Your Car

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1) Before You Need To

It may sound obvious, but the best time to sell your car is not when you’re desperate, or don’t have the time or energy to devote to the process. The best time to sell is often when your car and your life are humming along just fine.

The timing of mechanical failures is rarely convenient, and having to sell your car and shop for another when you’re in the middle of a major life event such as buying a house or planning a wedding will just add to the stress.

Selling a car takes time and effort, from cleaning and preparing the vehicle to placing ads, fielding responses, and handling appointments with potential buyers.

By selling your car when you have the time to focus on getting the most for your current car and the best deal on a replacement, you’re more likely to maximize the return on your investment.

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