How to Sell a Car at a Dealership

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Whether you plan to sell your car to buy a new one, or you just want to pocket the cash to use for a rainy day, Chevyland can help. When you sell your car at a dealership like Chevyland you can expect the same world-class experience we offer our customers during every interaction with our friendly sales team. Trading in your older model vehicle to upgrade to a newer version with up-to-date technology is a smart idea, especially if there is positive equity attached to your current car. The equity can be applied toward the purchase of your new car, keeping your out-of-pocket cost low. Whichever route you choose, keep reading to learn how to sell a car at a dealership and what to expect when selling your car at Chevyland.



How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work?

Before selling your car, there are a few things you want to check off your list to make sure the sale is beneficial on both ends of the transaction. Here’s how to get started:

  • Clean Your Car: Making a good impression with a car that has beenwashed, and detailed is a good way to show the dealership you are serious. Also, replacing small parts like windshield wipers or floor mats is a great way to increase the value of your vehicle before you bring it to the dealership.
  • Write Down the Benefits Of Your Car: Having a detailed history of the maintenance record of your vehicle, a list of its additional features, and a list of its accessories like extra key fobs or bike mounts will increase the value of your vehicle and make it more appealing to dealerships.
  • Have Your Car’s Title on Hand: Having your vehicle’s title ready when you sell it will save time on the dealer’s end and get you your offer faster.
  • Research Your Car’s Value: Use tools from, Kelley Blue Book, or your local dealership to find out the value of your trade. You can use this number to negotiate your price or get an approximate value for what the dealer is willing to buy your car for.
  • Pick Your Dealership Wisely: If you have a newer, gently used vehicle then most Benton dealerships will buy it regardless of their inventory or the car’s initial condition. However, if you have an older model car then you may find it’s easier to sell it at a used car dealership instead.

What to Expect

After completing the steps above to prepare your car for sale, here’s a glimpse at what you may experience once you get to the dealership:

  • Make an Appointment: While you can walk into a dealership and sell your car, it’s best to make an appointment so the dealer knows to expect you and can have the proper documents on hand.
  • Used Car Manager: Most dealerships will direct you to a Used Car Manager or a salesperson to handle the sale. They’ll collect your information, then run a vehicle history report on your car.
  • Inspection: In some cases, the Used Car Manager will inspect your vehicle, or they’ll have it taken to their service center for an inspection of its quality and mechanical condition.
  • Consider the Offer: Based on what the dealership offers you, you can accept the offer or go to another dealership to see if you can get a better offer.

Sell Your Car to Chevyland!

By trading or selling your vehicle you give other Bossier City drivers the opportunity to experience the joy you had while owning the vehicle, with the hopes they create their own memories with it for years to come. Now is a great time to get the ball rolling, stop by today and speak with our sales team about your options. If you’re still in need of guidance, be sure to check out our helpful car-buying tips guide.


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