How to Sell a Car at a Dealership

Car dealer giving car key to buyer
If you are ready to step up to a new ride and need to sell your current vehicle to help pay for it, you might be wondering how to sell a car at a dealership around Mayfield Heights. Most dealerships are willing to buy your current car from you if you buy a new one from them, which allows you to save money on your next car purchase by applying the funds from your trade-in to the down payment. Please keep reading to learn how to sell a car at a dealership, and reach out to us when you’re ready to start the process.

How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work?

So, how does selling your car to a dealership work? Selling your car to a dealership in the Mayfield area is easy. Just follow these steps.

  • Clean Your Car Inside and Out: To make the best possible first impression, clean your car inside and out.If you don’t want to do it yourself, hire a professional and get it detailed.
  • Replace Small Worn-Out Parts: Exchanging small, worn-out parts like windshield wipers or floor mats with new ones is a great way to increase the perceived value of your car.
  • Write Down the Benefits Of Your Car: If you have your service records take them to the dealership. Also, write down its unique features and any accessories you’ve added.
  • Have Your Car’s Title Ready: Have your car’s title on hand and ready to turn over, so you can save time and get an offer faster.
  • Research Your Car’s Value: You should know the value of your trade-in, so you know how much to ask.Use tools like Kelley Blue Book or our online value your trade-in tool to get an estimate, and use the estimate to negotiate your price from the dealership.
  • Pick Your Dealership Wisely: If you have a recent model, gently used car, most dealerships in Beachwood will buy it regardless of your car’s condition. However, selling it at a used car dealership might be easier if you have an older model. Whatever you do, research their reputation online.

What to Expect

After you’ve prepared your car for sale, the rest of the process should go like this:

  • Make an Appointment: It’s always a good idea to make an appointment so the dealership will know when to expect you and have your documents ready.
  • Used Car Manager: Most dealerships around Orange will want you to work with the Used Car Manager or a salesperson. They’ll ask questions, collect your information, and likely run a vehicle history report on your existing car.
  • Inspection: The dealership service center will inspect your vehicle to assess its mechanical condition.
  • Consider the Offer: Once they make you an offer,you can choose to accept it or go to a different dealership to see if you can get a better offer. You can also try to negotiate further.

Sell Your Car to Ken Ganley Nissan of Mayfield Today!

Now that you know how selling a car to a dealership works, feel free to contact our finance center if you want to sell your vehicle to us. We invite you to browse our specials and incentives and reach out to us today!


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