Bought a New car but can't seem to shift the Old One? Try our 8 point checklist!

Written by Jason Hulott

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If you are a smoker, empty outrepparttar ashtrays and wash them. If you are a pet owner and Fido loves to sit inrepparttar 102795 car with you then make sure you remove allrepparttar 102796 pet hair fromrepparttar 102797 seats. Use an airfreshner.

Clean any spillages with a domestic carpet cleaner.


Ensure everything underrepparttar 102798 bonnet is tidy and thatrepparttar 102799 engine runs quietly. If you have a squeaky fan belt get it tightened and make surerepparttar 102800 bonnet stay is present and clips in place.

Check Oil, Screen Washer Water and Coolant. Top up as necessary.

DONT STEAM CLEAN THE ENGINE! It creates suspicion!


If your car's electrics aren't working properly it can turn off a buyer. Make sure all your lights work properly and that you replace broken bulbs.


Put allrepparttar 102801 cars documents together in one place. This includes:

Onwers Handbook Service Book V5 Registration Document MOT certificate ifrepparttar 102802 car is over 3 years old Any invoices for repair work carried out onrepparttar 102803 car

This puts any buyer at ease it is shows you cared forrepparttar 102804 car.

8.Know its true value

Don't undo allrepparttar 102805 hard work by acceptingrepparttar 102806 first offer that comes along. Make sure you know your car's true resale value.

This can be done either online at:

or you can buy their latest blue book which will show you your cars value.

It is also worth looking at similar cars inrepparttar 102807 classifieds to see what other owners are asking for their's.

This may also give you an idea ofrepparttar 102808 features others are using to promote their car and give you some ideas.

Good Luck

Jason Hulott is a Director of Motor Car Loans an automotive resource guide for those looking to buy, insure , sell or in fact do all most anything with a car. Sign up to our free car insurance course, send an email to

Choosing a Good Auto Window Tint Shop

Written by Harrison Hung

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  • Can I visit your tint shop? Can you show me a sample of your work when I'm there?

    Tint shops can sound likerepparttar best shop onrepparttar 102794 phone, but 15 minutes on-site should tell you all you need to know. Good dealers pay attention to customer service. They should be happy and willing to spendrepparttar 102795 time to talk to you and explain how their shops work. Remember, if they don't spend time with you know, will they spend time with you when there is something wrong with your tint job?

    A tint shop's work area should be indoors and clean. Their tools and window films are organized in a professional manner. Ifrepparttar 102796 tint shop is outdoors or in a parking lot, this is a negative since it iscritical to remove all dust and dirt fromrepparttar 102797 windows before applying window film.

    Avoid rear window tinted in strips and make sure window tint on black frit border is secure. Now take a look at a car they have already tinted, and look atrepparttar 102798 rear window. Isrepparttar 102799 window film applied in a single piece or is it cut into strips that surroundrepparttar 102800 defroster lines? The most skilled tint shops always apply film in a single piece. Now look atrepparttar 102801 borders ofrepparttar 102802 rear window, in many cars there is a black 'frit' edge onrepparttar 102803 window, Make surerepparttar 102804 window film looks securely attached torepparttar 102805 frit as well.

    Pay attention to side-windows. The window film should be applied torepparttar 102806 inside and be completely flush against all 4 edges ofrepparttar 102807 window. Now look at thewindow film itself. Don't worry ifrepparttar 102808 film itself looks slightly streaky and discolored, window film takes a couple weeks to dry out and become completely clear. If there are bubbles of air underrepparttar 102809 film orrepparttar 102810 film itself is not complete flat againstrepparttar 102811 window, this is a sure sign of sloppy tinting.

    Get price quotes from each dealer forrepparttar 102812 exact darkness, color, and type of window film you want. Never compromise because there are plenty of other dealers out there that will offer your perfect tint. With these price quotes and your research on each tint shop, makerepparttar 102813 decision. Refer torepparttar 102814 cost of car tint article to help you rankrepparttar 102815 dealers.

    After you make your decision, remember to always make an appointment withrepparttar 102816 tint shop before you tint your car. Even if they say "drop-ins accepted" or "bring it over any time", you want you tinter to be calm and prepared for you when you arrive and not rushed. Tinting may take a couple hours to half a day, so either arrange a ride or go to a nearby coffee shop with a good book. Enjoy!

    Harrison Hung is the founder of TintCenter Window Tinting Guide. ( TintCenter aims to educate consumers about the window film industry, and make tint purchases easy and straightforward.

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