How to Sell a Car at a Dealership

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If you are in need of a vehicle that better suits your needs in the Buffalo or Cheektowaga area, you may be wondering what to do with your current car. We highly recommend selling your car to us! How does selling your car to a dealership work? It’s actually quite a simple and straightforward process at Joe Basil Chevrolet. Learn how to sell your car to a dealership today, and you can put its value toward your next car from us.

How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work?

Learn how to sell your car at a dealership near Lancaster in just a few simple steps. Here is how to prepare your vehicle to get the most for your trade:

  • Clean the Interior and Exterior: Before selling your car to a dealership, it is a good idea to clean the interior and exterior. You may also want to consider replacing small components like the windshield wipers or floor mats to increase the value of your vehicle.
  • List Your Vehicle’s Benefits: Create a list of your vehicle’s add-ons and accessories.It is also beneficial to provide a detailed maintenance record for the vehicle because a well-maintained car is more appealing to potential buyers.
  • Have Your Car’s Title on Hand: Save time by havingthe vehicle’s title ready when you sell.
  • See How Much Your Car is Worth: Try our trade-in tool or use trusted sources like Kelley Blue Book to see how much your car is worth. You can use this research to negotiate your price.

What to Expect When Selling Your Car at a Dealership

Once your car is prepped for sale, here is how the rest of the process works:

  • Make an Appointment: Making an appointment is beneficial because we can have everything ready before you arrive.
  • Used Car Manager: Our used car manager will collect any necessary info from you before running a vehicle history report on your car.
  • Inspection: Your vehicle will undergo a thorough inspection before we can give you an offer.
  • Consider the Offer: You have the option to accept or reject the offer or try to negotiate based on any research you have gathered.

Why Sell Your Car to Us?

Selling your vehicle to a dealership offers multiple benefits:

  • Less Hassle: If you decide to sell your car on your own, you have to do all of the research and advertising as well as set aside time to meet with potential buyers who want to test drive the car. When you sell your car to a dealership like Joe Basil Chevrolet, we take care of all of that for you!
  • Lower Your New Car Price: If you are planning to buy another car from us, you can put the value of your previous vehicle toward your next car.
  • Save on Your Taxes: When you trade-in your current vehicle and purchase another vehicle from us, all you have to do is pay the sales tax on the difference between the trade-in value and the cost of your new car.

Sell Your Car Today

Are you ready to sell your car to us in Depew? Begin the process today. Contact us if you still have questions about how to sell your car at a dealership.


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