How to create the perfect advert on Commercial Motor used trucks in 4 simple steps
The perfect advert can help you sell your used tractor unit, rigid, trailer or van faster and for more money, so it’s worth investing some time into. Here are 4 tips to help you create the ideal ad.
1. Show it off
It’s important to add good quality images which showcase the exterior and interior of your vehicle. From as little as £35 + VAT you can post 10 images on commercialmotor.com. You should also take full advantage of the free video uploading functionality on all listings. It doesn’t have to be much, just a quick walk-around filmed on a smartphone will enable you to show your buyers exactly what you’re selling.
2. Include detail
As well as the standard vehicle specifications such as the make, model and year, include any appealing optional extras such as a special trim, sat-nav or air-con. Also add any relevant extra information about the vehicle you’re selling. The number of previous owners, your reason for selling and any modifications may all be of interest to potential buyers. The more specs and info you can provide, the more search terms your listing will be shown under.
- Want to give yourself the best possible chance of a quick sell for a good price? We offer a range of paid options to boost your advert including listing it on our homepage as our ‘deal of the day’, featuring it as a news story and promoting it across our social media. Click here to contact one of our sales team who can help you find the right package.
3. Be honest
Be honest about the condition of the vehicle and include any defects you’re aware of. For every truck there is a buyer, so being frank about the condition will help the right buyer find your listing.
4. Be clear & concise
Be clear and concise. Don’t use block capitals, avoid cliché’s such as “great for age” and “priced to sell” and keep away from vague terms such as “good runner”. We’ve found the perfect length for an online listing to be between 50-100 words.
Following these steps will ensure that your used vehicle has the best chance of selling quickly and for a good price. So now you have the know-how, what are you waiting for? Tens of thousands of users browse Commercial Motor used vehicles each month, looking to buy used tractor units, vans, rigids and trailers. List your vehicle today.
Sponsored: All you need to know about the Direct Vision Standard coming into effect this year
The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) is the first legislation of its kind. From 26 October 2020, ALL goods vehicles over 12 tonnes will require a permit to drive into Greater London, including vehicles from outside the UK.
Enforced by Transport for London (TfL), the legislation is based on a ‘star rating’ indicating how much a driver can see from the cab in relation to other road users.
The vehicle manufacturer will issue a star rating for your vehicle. This rating (0-5) is based on how the vehicle left the production line and will not take into account any aftermarket safety systems that have been fitted.
HGVs that do not meet the minimum requirement of one star need to comply with the Safe System which requires the installation of extra devices for indirect vision (similar to FORS & CLOCS specifications). Complying with the Safe System will not alter the vehicle’s star rating but will permit you to drive into Greater London.
By 2024 DVS minimum star requirements increase to three stars.
Vehicles that do not meet the minimum requirement of one star or those that have not complied with the Safe System will be banned from entering Greater London from 26th October 2020.