Selling a car yourself, rather than going through a dealer or trading website, can get you between 10% and 15% more on the sale price. Here are some tips for selling your old car to maximize your return:

• Clean the vehicle thoroughly and remove any personal touches you may have added such as bumper stickers to make the car as neutral as possible.

• Photograph your car in the best possible setting: do not include pets, family members or other cars in the photo and try to find a scenic background. Take as many photos as necessary to show all aspects of the vehicle.

• Create a good description that is concise but covers all the necessary information about the car and includes details a prospective buyer might be interested in. Be honest about the cars condition right up front.

• Set your price based on market value after doing thorough research to get the best price possible.