Tips for Selling Your Car

Tips for Selling Your Car

Tips for Selling Your Car

Parting with a used car can be an emotionally daunting experience, which can be made worse when you don’t get the price you think you should have. Many people opt to sell their vehicle to a dealer skip the headaches of privately selling used cars. However, there are some folks out there who are unaware of this option. So, in this article, we will discuss this further. If you decide to sell your used vehicle to a dealership, we buy used cars at Fred Martin Nissan!

Know the Market

If you plan to sell your car, it is always good to do your research. Start by examining the market to determine how much interest there is in the vehicle you are looking to sell. SUVs are currently in high demand and will likely command higher prices than sedans. Family sedans will always demand people who need basic inexpensive transportation. The sale of convertibles and sports cars is generally seasonal. For example, if it is spring or summer, they are in higher demand, whereas in the winter months, there will be less. Trucks and vans used for work are steady sellers and command competitive prices. Don’t underestimate their value. Plus, many websites will help you determine what your car is worth.

Inspected and Clean it Up

It is always a good idea to clean the car out before bringing it to a dealer to look at it. You would be surprised how much vacuuming out your car can do for its value. Take out all of your items. However, leave what came with the vehicle, such as the owner’s manual, lug nut wrench, jack, etc. You should also fix any minor issues the car may have, like replacing the blub if you have a headlamp out. Keep in mind, though,  if there is a significant problem with the engine or transmission, it will not be cost-effective to have these problems repaired before you sell it.

Will a dealership buy my car if I still owe?

If you still owe on your car and want to sell it, private buyers are less likely to purchase it as you do not have the title. Whereas at a dealership, they will cover the rest of your payoff quote, and the amount that is left can be put toward a new car or simply some cash in your pocket

Collect your Paperwork

Be sure to have all the proper paperwork with you when you go to the dealership. You will need to bring the title of your car (if you have it). If you have a loan on the vehicle, you must call your lender and determine how much the payoff amount is.

Sell your car to Fred Martin Nissan.

If you want to sell your vehicle, Fred Martin Nissan will buy it! We pay top dollar and want you to look at the same data we do to determine what your car may be worth. First, you can speak with our used car manager then 15 minutes later you will have a no-obligation offer to purchase your car. Once you receive your offer, the decision is yours. There are no fees and no hassles, and no one will pay you more for your vehicle than Fred Martin!