The Advantages of Selling Your Car to a Dealership

June 18th, 2021 by

No matter how much you love your car, at some point, it comes time to buy a new one.  As a seller, you have two options: either sell it to a private buyer or a dealership. Selling it independently isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but there are many advantages of working with a dealership instead. At Kelsey Chevrolet, we help have the knowledge and experience needed to help you get the most out of the sale. Here are a few reasons why we recommend it.

Selling Your Car To A Dealership Saves Time

 If you like to have a smooth and fast-selling experience, working with a dealer is always the better option. You’ll be in and out in just a couple of hours, which is much quicker than trying to sell yourself. That process would include needing to find the right buyer, fixing all necessary repairs, and cleaning and detailing the car. The only thing you’ll need to do to sell your car to us is show up at our dealership. It’s as straightforward as that!

A Dealership Gives You A Fair Price Every Time

It can be nearly impossible to time it right when you’re trying to sell independently. Timing is something you need not be concerned with when selling to a dealership. You can eliminate all the guesswork by getting a fair value for your trade in a matter of seconds, right on our website. Often, it can feel like you’re going in circles trying to agree on a price with a stranger. They might not see eye to eye about the value of your vehicle. The majority of the time you’ll get offered a price far below what you expected. 

You Can Sell Your Vehicle With An Existing Loan

One of the most challenging things that can worry a seller is already having a loan on the vehicle. While possible to it with a private buyer, it can make them weary since you don’t have the title in hand. Conversely, a dealership can work with you, even with a current loan, to help get a trade-in for another vehicle that interests you. Our dealership has experience working with individuals at any stage of their loan. 

You Can Save Money On Additional Taxes

One of the benefits of trading in your vehicle for another one is the amount you’ll save on taxes. Many people don’t realize that they would only owe taxes on the difference between the value of the trade and the new vehicle they want to purchase. This scenario can reduce the tax liability as compared to buying a new one by yourself. You could even use the money that you saved for an additional down payment for the car.

Selling Your Vehicle To A Dealership Is A Safe Transaction 

If you’re deciding to sell by yourself, there’s always a chance that you’ll get taken advantage of. Many people don’t feel comfortable with the idea of conducting business with a stranger. Even if you meet in a place other than the home, there’s still a feeling of uneasiness. Compare that to when you go to a trusted dealership. 

A group of experts will make you feel right at home, and you’ll know there’s no chance of getting scammed. Unfortunately, many private transactions have ended up with one person getting scammed. Nowadays, every tactic under the sun is used to steal your hard-earned investments. Some of these methods include counterfeit money, fraudulent checks, or even “verified payments” using cash apps like PayPal. 

You can eliminate all the stress and headache that’s often involved with private selling. What if the car has issues once you sell it? There’s always that concern that an unhappy buyer would take legal action against you. Conversely, once you sell the vehicle to us, it’s not your problem to think about it anymore, even if something does go wrong. It becomes our responsibility to repair the vehicle before reselling it. 

Take The First Step Of Selling Your Vehicle With  Kelsey Chevrolet 

Now that you’ve realized how much easier it is to sell to a dealership, Kelsey Chevrolet is honored to help get you started! If you’re interested in getting an estimate for your current vehicle, click on value my trade. In the meantime, you’re welcome to browse our available new and pre-owned inventory if you’re interested in trading in. Either way, we’re your local dealership in Greendale that’s ready to make it happen.


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