How to Photograph your Car

    The more photos your listing has, the more likely it is that your car will sell. Our quick checklist below, will help us ensure you get the best price for your car.

    • Upload as many photos as you like.
    • Take photos of the car at eye level.
    • Make sure you get the basic car-selling angles covered.
    • This includes the front, back, side profile and wheels.
    • Turn the wheels left slightly so that you can take a photo of the tyre tread.
    • Open up the hood and take a photo of the engine.
    • Inside the car, make sure you take a photo of the seats, paying close attention to the driver seat, which tends to get more wear.
    • Sit in the back of the car and recline the front seats to take photos of the front section of the interior.
    • You’ll want to show the stereo and instrument cluster, the gear stick (to show whether the car is an automatic or manual) and the condition of the steering wheel.
    • Be sure to snap a photo of the odometer so that prospective buyers can see that the kilometer reading shown is consistent with what you have said.
    • If your car has any special selling points or features (for example if it’s a convertible), show them.
    • Photograph it with the top both up and down.
    • If it’s a big SUV with folding seats, fold them down to show off the storage space.

    Most Importantly Be Honest

    • If the car has any imperfections, don’t try to angle the shots to hide them.
    • In fact, you should take a photo of any dents or scratches on the car. Be upfront about them.
    • The same goes for any curbed wheels. A buyer is going to see the car eventually, and it is best to be able to say, “I had a photo of this in the ad,” rather than “Oops, I forgot about that.”