When creating an online ad to sell your used car, you have a limited number of characters to describe the vehicle — for the Cars.com Sell tool, that limit is 3,000. Luckily, a picture is worth a thousand words for shoppers, and the more photos you include, the better. The photos should show off your used car while accurately reflecting its value and condition. Use the following tips to create an ad that will capture the attention of buyers and help your vehicle sell fast.
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Prep for the Photo Shoot
You don’t need a fancy camera to make your car look its best, but taking some time to prepare for the photo shoot will pay off. You’ll want to wash the car’s exterior and apply a fresh coat of wax. Inside, clean out any trash and personal items, and vacuum the cabin; not only will this help your vehicle shine in the photos, but you’ll also give yourself a head start on prepping the car for the sale. Next, plan out a list of photos you’ll want to take based on the guidance below.