If you are selling your car
, you should be prepared for test driving. Of course, test driving is a very common request from the potential buyer. The way the potential buyer will have a thorough look of the whole exterior and interior of the car and also will check if everything is working and in the condition, you mention in the advertisement, the same way the potential buyer would like to test the car.
Test driving is important in order for the potential buyer to check if everything mentioned in the advertisement is true and if there is not any misleading information about the condition and the specifics of the car and also for the potential buyer to check if the car is really suiting their expectations, requirements and needs. Although test drive is not obligating and you can refuse to allow it, we believe that refusing a test drive definitely and significantly reduces the chance to sell your car, because the potential buyer will get suspicious and think that you have something to hide about the overall condition of the car.
Of course, test driving doesn’t mean that you will be pressured to do things you don’t want to do. After all, it is your car, it is your way to present it, it is also your way to negotiate and reach an agreement. If you want the negotiation to run smoothly, be sure to keep in mind some advice and recommendations our experienced specialists can offer to you and provide you with. These won’t guarantee you will reach an agreement and you will shake hands with the potential buyer, this also does not guarantee that the intentions of the buyer for purchasing the car are serious, however, we believe these guarantee a successful and safe approach for discussing the deal.
How should you let people test drive your car? Once again, if you don’t want people to test drive the car you are selling, you are not obligated to agree, however, a test drive is one of the most secure and popular ways for the potential buyer to make sure he is buying a vehicle as described in the advertisement. In addition, no one is going to buy a car without checking if it suits his needs and requirements and we believe you feel the same way when you are purchasing a vehicle, right?
You have to know who is sitting behind the wheel of your car. The way buyers and clients require security and safety, the same way you have the right to do so. Ask for a driving license and take note of the details. Normally, people will not refuse to fulfil this requirement. You have to be sure who is going to test your car and if they are who they say they are and if they can drive. Are they insured to drive your car? If they are not covered by your insurance, do they have a proof they insurance cover them? Insist on seeing this proof.
Don’t let anyone test your car on their own. Of course, they can choose where to go and how long to drive, however, don’t let them alone. If you don’t feel comfortable and confident to accompany them alone, be sure to take someone with you for an extra security.