Due to the lack of transparency in the auto industry, potential buyers are often unaware of the true condition of a vehicle until they have already signed on the dotted line. Sellers have found an ingenious way to overcome this problem by disclosing all mechanical problems with their vehicles before it is too late. This way, buyers can make an informed decision about whether or not they want to purchase a vehicle with any known problems.
Depreciation is the biggest problem with used cars. A vehicle’s value depreciates as soon as you purchase it. Since all cars depreciate, I would recommend disclosing everything so that they are aware of what they are buying. If you have an accident or car damage that needs to be repaired before selling your car, then repair it. If you are selling your car “as is” then I would just repair the minimum to get by.
Have all paperwork ready before contacting any buyers, this includes things like proof of purchase, registration, title/deed, and service records. Also, make sure that all outstanding tickets or payments have been taken care of. You may want to consider hiring someone who specializes in selling used cars.