If you happen to be selling your car, especially a luxury car, there are some things you ought to be doing to protect yourself. In private sales people will try to take advantage of you, they will try to tell you that your car is worth less then it is, they may even bring a mechanic along to make the claim that the car is in poor condition and thus worth less. You need to defend against all of this and more. When you’re selling the type of vehicle we offer at A1A limo service, you have to give the sale the utmost attention.
Know what your car is worth. Before you begin the endeavor of selling your car, have it evaluated by a third party so that you know for a fact what its worth, and know whats wrong with it if anything so that you can refute bogus claims of nonexistent damage. If you know one personally bring your own mechanic for an added layer of credibility.
If you’re going to meet someone to sell your car, do it in public. Don’t meet in a secluded area because there is the possibility that they may rob you, and take your car as well as everything else you have on you. This is precisely the reason you don’t want to meet at your house either. Choose a parking lot, a crowded street, or a café on a street corner somewhere.
Bring a friend. Mechanic or not it’s always good to bring someone with you if only to deter any possible criminal action. Since time immemorial there has always been strength in numbers, and that most definitely holds true here as well.
Never accept a check from someone. Demand cash and if they insist on a check, then take steps to insure you’re not being scammed. Call a bank and verify that the funds exist, or tell the buyer that you will hand over the keys after the check clears in the bank. If they refuse that deal then back out immediately. In all likelihood they’re trying to scam you. Whatever you do, never accept a check for more than your car is worth. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Nobody is going to pay a dollar more than they have to for anything.
Finally, and most importantly be careful when giving test drives. Don’t, under any circumstances let them drive off in the car by themselves. If you want to let them test drive the car, get in with them. Check their criminal record and make absolutely sure you’re aware of the kind of person you’re dealing with.
If all the risk involved in privately selling your car has made the task as a whole unappealing to you, then you may always use a car buying service and sell your vehicle to a certified buyer. You won’t be able to make near the amount of money you would privately, because an on-line buyer is purchasing in order to refurbish and resell the vehicle, in other words, they, like you, are trying to make money, ideally as much as possible. So the pros and cons of safety vs potential profit must be weighed when considering how to sell your luxury car.
The buying and selling of any vehicle will always be stressful, which is why many people don’t drive. Some estimates put the number of non drivers at around 15 percent of the population, peaking even higher in the teenage and elderly demographics. Instead, many have taken to hiring cars in their local luxury car service. Why struggle through traffic at the airport, when you can hire a car through an airport car service, to take you and drop you off, without needing to deal with that stress yourself. Why drive to a corporate event yourself when you can simply hire a vehicle through your local limousine service.
Regardless of whether or not you choose to drive, or you choose to hire your cars, do it right. If you’re going to buy or sell a vehicle take the necessary precautions, be smart and be safe, and don’t make mistakes that could endanger you or your vehicle. If you’re going to hire a vehicle for an event, hire from the right limo service. If A1A limo service happens to be the right one for you, even better.
Whatever reason you might want to hire a luxury car, it can be concluded that car services offer safety and convenience that cannot be matched with traditional transportation methods.
Experiencing luxury cars like any of our cars in our fleet is an exciting experience in itself, and no option you choose would ever disappoint. If you would like some suggestions on which ride is best for your event feel free to call us at any time!
We can be reached by phone at 561-622-2222 or by email at Dispatch@a1alimo.com of course if you are ready to Book Now, head over to our reservation page and get ready to experience the best of luxury.