How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work?

car for sale sign on a used vehicle

 

Most dealers will offer to buy your car through a buyback program when you come in to purchase a new vehicle. This allows you to potentially save some money on your newest purchase, or you could take the money without buying a new vehicle. Whatever option you choose, let Peterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram near Meridian walk you through how to sell a car to a dealer. Contact us for more information!

Preparing your Vehicle for Inspection 

Here are some ways Boise drivers can maximize the value of their vehicle before getting their car inspected for a trade:

  • Clean Your Vehicle: Wash, detail, and replace the parts of your vehicle will greatly increase the value of your car.
  • Write the Benefits Of Your Car: Have a detailed history of your vehicle at the ready including additional features and accessories. This will make your vehicle more appealing to dealers and save time.
  • Have your Car’s title ready to go: This will save you and the dealer time, and get you an offer quicker.
  • Research the Value of Your Car: Do some preliminary research on your vehicle through the trade-in tool on our site. This can allow you to negotiate a good price with authority.
  • Choose an appropriate dealer: An older model car might be better suited for a used car dealership, but a newer vehicle may be better to sell at a dealer like Peterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram near Caldwell.

How to Sell a Car at a Dealership

After prepping your vehicle, be sure to: 

  • Schedule an appointment: It may be better to make an appointment so that you can prepare the correct paperwork and so that your dealer can prepare as well.
  • Meet with the Used Car Manager: Typically your dealer will direct you to a Used Car Manager to handle the trade, collect your info, and inspect your vehicle. If the Used Car Manager won’t do it, they will take it to the service center to complete the inspection.
  • Consider the Offer: After the inspection and the offer, you can either accept or take your business elsewhere.

Benefits of Selling Your Car 

Selling a vehicle at a dealer has a variety of benefits such as: 

  • Save Time & Avoid Hassles: You won’t have to worry about fielding potential buyers selling through third-party means if you sell through a dealership.
  • Lower Your New Car Price: Trading in your vehicle will lower the price of the vehicle you are looking to buy, offsetting the price.
  • Save on Your Taxes: You would only need to pay sales tax on the difference between the trade-in value and the cost of your car.

Sell Your Car to Peterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!

Trading in your vehicle is a great way to offset the price of a new vehicle or to have a little spending money in your pocket. Contact our finance center and apply for financing if you want to learn more about purchasing or trading a vehicle!

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