Have a used school bus you want to sell? Here are some things you need to know.
Selling a used school bus or going into the school bus resell business is not so straightforward. Here are some things you need to know to provide the best quality product to your buyers.
Buy the Used School Bus That People Want to Buy
It is essential that you buy a bus that is selling on the resale market, a bus that buyers ant. Find out what a buyer might want in their school buses, some features may not be necessary for you, but they are to your buyers. So consider that. Buyers are always interested in the unique safety features and technologies that will protect their passengers and keep the bus current with the times.
Going in for a clean, non-polluting bus option will also be of great help when reselling. Buyers want something that is as clean as possible to the environment, and you cannot go wrong with that.
Prepare Your Bus by Keeping Detailed Records
If you have a school bus you are planning to sell or buying a school bus to sell, keeping a detailed record of that bus’s maintenance is very much advised. Caring for that bus is critical if you are looking to get a high resale value. Buyers want to know what has been changed, altered, the bus’s condition, and how long the bus is expected to live. They want the confidence that you are selling something useful and of quality.
Clean and Sanitize Your School Bus
When selling a used school bus, first impressions matter a lot. It is essential that when you are selling a bus, you are selling a clean school bus. You want to ensure the safety of the children that would ride on your bus.
When cleaning, pay close attention to the places that children are most likely to hold onto, The stability bars that run through the middle of the bus, the handlebars on the back of the seat, windows, window ledges, and the seats, etc.
Clean Your School Bus First
Before sanitizing the bus, you first of all have to clean it. Clean the bus’s floors and windows thoroughly, preferable with the use of a handheld vacuum cleaner that will suck out the dust rather than a broom that could spread the bus in the air. Investing in cleaning equipment for your school bus would be good. You could even install a HEPA filter in the vacuum cleaner to remove microbes and allergens from the surfaces.
You can also use soap and water for the floors, making sure to dry it off completely.
The next thing to look out for is the fabrics, carpets or rugs, window drapes, and seat covers. These fabrics have to be removed and cleaned separately in detergent and hot water and with a disinfectant. Always make sure the materials are completely dry before you put them back.
Also, clean the air conditioners and vents, wipe with a damp cloth and spray with a disinfectant.
Now You Can Disinfect The Bus
Once the cleaning is done, the next thing is to disinfect the bus. All surfaces have to be sanitized, paying close attention to the high contamination areas. Use an alcohol-based sanitizer for the disinfection. Wipe all surfaces with a clean cloth dipped in the sanitizer, then spray the disinfectant inside the bus.
Here are some sanitizing tips.
- While cleaning, always go from least soiled to the most soiled surface
- Sanitize before and after every trip
- Wear gloves while sanitizing
- Ensure COVID-19 safety measures are put into place
Following these basic guidelines should ensure you provide a safe product to the people that buy your bus.