Never take pics in your garage
The background matters, so clear away any clutter than could stray into the picture. A plain backdrop is best. Go to your local park if this provides the most attractive surroundings.
Take plenty of shots of the car from all angles, first straightening the road wheels so that the car looks ‘tidy’. Include a shot of the boot (clear out your belongings first, though).
When photographing the cabin, first remove air fresheners, phone chargers and plug-in sat-navs, straighten the steering wheel to dead ahead and set the temperature controls to 12 o’clock.
Take all shots in ‘postcard’ shape format – what you get when the camera is held normally and flat. Once you have taken enough, check the photos for sharp focus and correct exposure.
Download them to a PC and keep a copy on the camera, too. Once you have done that, resize the photo files to 1Mb or smaller.
Follow the upload instructions to post them beside your written ad. Make sure they go up at the same time as the words because most buyers will ignore ads without pictures.
That’s it. Congratulations. Your ad is in place and you are on the way to selling successfully.