Hubcaps or no hubcaps? - Jane
I will be selling my car to a dealer in a couple of weeks and I'll be taking it in for them to have a look at for a final valuation this week. At some point on my travels one of my hubcaps parted company with my car...it was either nicked when it was parked or it fell off whilst I was driving. Whatever the reason....I took the remaining 3 off as I think it would look more lopsided with 3 than with none. Will it be better to take it to the dealer 'naked' or with the remaining 3 on??

I know it will hardly make a difference to the offer price but it's one of those little niggly things that pop into my mind!

Talking of which...I'm keeping the car mats so do I remove them before the valuation?

Cheers!

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Hubcaps or no hubcaps? - smoke
My advice would be if the hubcaps are genuine ones then stick them on, since the dealer will have to put some hubcaps on the car and 3 are better then none. In fact my advice would be to try and get another hub cap to complete the set of four. I would do this for 2 reasons
1) you are trying to "sell "your car to the dealer, so by making it look "looked after" it has to look complete as well as cleaned.
2) The dealer will knock more than the price of a wheel trim off you p/ex valuation if the wheel trim is missing.

As for the mats, keep them in the car for valuation and remove afterwards. They are your property not an intrisic part of the car e.g. like the radio, hence a part with which you can do as you please.
Hubcaps or no hubcaps? - bell boy
yep if you take them all off the car will look unkempt,but with 3 on the dealer will see that you have lost one and probably has a spare to match anyway,i save odd ones for this reason.
You can keep your mats as they cost to get rid of anyway.
Hubcaps or no hubcaps? - Big Bad Dave
Stick 3 on and park it really, really, really close to another car.
Hubcaps or no hubcaps? - Jane
Stick 3 on and park it really, really, really close to another car. >>


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That'll hide the scratch too!! Good thinking!

It's a pity they don't stay open until 10pm....It looks brand new in the glow of the (distant) streetlamps!!

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