How to keep more money when selling your fleet vehicles

How to keep more money when selling your fleet vehiclesAs a Fleet manager, you want to maintain your vehicle’s mechanical integrity but also its overall appearance. You also want to do so while keeping your maintenance costs low so that when the time comes to prepare your vehicle for resale, you get the best possible resale value.

If you sell your fleet vehicles at auction, then you know how quickly a ding or dent in the body work can bring down the value of your vehicle.

Curb appeal is very important when selling at auction because decisions are made quickly and visible dents and dings are easy ways to negotiate a lower price.

A vehicle in good condition gives the potential buyer an impression that the vehicle has been well cared for, thereby laying the groundwork for a higher resale value and faster sale.

Find and fix body dents before they get worse 

Before you even decide to sell your fleet vehicles, it’s good practice to deal with body dents right away before they get worse. The sooner they are fixed, the better.

Getting a traditional paint and body shop to fix dents can be costly and take a lot of time and may just be too costly to be worth it.

Our paintless dent repair services are an inexpensive solution to this problem.

Fix the dents before you send them to auction

When you take your vehicle to auction, they review the vehicle and determine the Fair Market Value of it. This is the current average selling price for similar vehicles in their auctions. There are seldom two used vehicles that are exactly the same, so they do their best to provide a range that you could reasonably expect your vehicle to sell for.

If you have dents in need of repair, consider bringing it to us before you take them to auction.

Why Miracle Dent Repair in Winnipeg?

  • It’s very expensive to fix once you’re at the auction. Value on repairs is often higher during a negotiation.
  • Our PDR method costs 75% to 80% cheaper than conventional bondo & paint repair methods
  • Get it done fast. Paintless dent repair can be done in hours, not days.

Just for an example, one of our customers was quoted over $1,000 for by a body shop and we estimated the same repair at $250. When the margin on selling a vehicle at auction can be thin sometimes, the cost savings alone in using paintless dent repair is well worth your time.

Why is PDR so inexpensive?

Paintless dent repair doesn’t involve the need to buy paint or primer. There’s less labor and our business model simply doesn’t have the same overhead as a traditional full service body shop.

Want to learn more?

We can offer special volume pricing for fleets of 5 vehicles or more. Give us a call and we would be happy to help you save some time and money and provide you with an estimate for your fleet.