While hiring is the better way to do things, if you know that you won’t be in permanent need of a car trailer, sometimes we make these sorts of buys to only later realise that we don’t need them anymore.

Car trailers come with numerous benefits and can be used for all sorts of things, like moving house, going on holiday or to just move things like products from one place to the next. Generally, people will hire a trailer if they only need it for a short period of time, but sometimes, a trailer needs to be bought, because it, at the time, saved money. But when a trailer is no longer needed, it might be time to let it go.

Selling a used trailer is a great way to make a few extra bucks while getting rid of clutter you no longer need. And if you know how to get your trailer ready to be sold, you can be sure that you will be able to get a great price for it.

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Preparing your trailer for a sale

Ideally, whether you are going to be selling your trailer or not, you should always make sure that you keep your trailer in the best possible condition. A good looking trailer goes beyond the trailer not having rust spots or any other kind of unsightly damage. It includes the trailer being in an overall sound condition.

So one of the very first things you should do is to make sure that your trailer stays in a good condition from the moment you buy it. This means you should store it properly, out of the elements, and get to work fixing rust spots or other damage as soon as you see it.

When you are ready to sell your trailer, you should again give the trailer a complete once over to ensure that you haven’t missed anything, including possible paint damage.

You should also have a close look at the trailer’s brakes, lights and all of the other bits that make the trailer tick.

Find a seller through the right channel

You only want to have serious buyers when you are selling your trailer, and if you were to use the wrong channel you might end up with a bunch of people who try to haggle you on the price or who offer to buy the trailer and then leave you hanging.

Second hand trailers can be sold on various social media channels, with Facebook marketplace being a popular option, but the downside of this sort of channel is that you can’t filter serious buyers and you will have to entertain the hagglers.

The other selling option is to sell to a second hand dealer, who will then sell it onto one of their customers. This can be the quickest option, although it does mean that you might not get the exact price you want for it.

At Newlands Trailers, we offer affordable trailer hire in Pretoria. You can contact us today to book a trailer or to get more information about what we have available.