I'm a newbie here and I don't do much car detailing stuffs. I am driving an old sedan of about 12 years (got it second hand), but it is still looking new and considerably shiny, EXCEPT some scratches and knocks a little here and there.
I am currently in the midst of planning to buy a new car, therefore I would like to sell this one off to trade in for my new one.
I afraid that if I were to bring my car for valuation, it would decrease its value a lot, so I am thinking to do some touch ups. I have some questions, which I hope the kind forumers here could help me.
1) Is it worth the money spent to do the touch up before I send it for valuation (at the dealer)?
2) How much would it roughly cost for me to do the touch-ups? Looking at the current condition (1. scratches on the left and right, paint smeared from other vehicles as it had been scratched by a truck before; 2. One side of the front light has come off as well, also from a minor accident), I thought of doing some touch-up. Any idea how much would it be?
3) Does anyone have recommendations of where would be a good place for me to send my car to for such paint job, please? I have not been to any, as I have only made trips related to my car to my regular mechanic. I'm located in the Klang Valley and I don't mind travelling to a place that offers good value for money service.
Thank you very much in advance!