Sell Used Cars The Easy Way

Jul 21, 2011

There are 3 main ways to sell a used car:

1) Sell your car to a used car dealer

Keep in mind that if you don’t have a car to sell there is a very good chance that the dealer doesn’t want your car unless they are giving you a knock down price. However, when choosing this method, a key tip that we can give you is to take your car to a dealer of the same make as the car you are selling. So for example, if you are looking to sell Fords, then take your car to a Ford franchised dealer. Why? Well because for one thing it’s much easier for them to sell Fords than sell Porsche. Therefore, a Ford dealer will offer you a far better price, all else being equal. 

If you are looking to buy a new car, you tend to fair better if the make of your car you are selling matches the make of car you are buying. So if you own an Audi and want the best possible deal on a part exchange, you are probably better buying a new Audi than a BMW.

2) Sell you car to companies who only purchase cars for cash

These companies don’t offer a trade in. This has pros and cons. If you don’t have a car to buy, then these companies tend to be experts at appraising the value of the car and offer a quick and convenient service. Webuyanycar.com certainly falls into this category. They also don’t try to sell you a new car.

3) Sell it yourself

This may well get you the very best price for your car. However, the disadvantage is that this can be a slow process, you need to know what you are doing, and finally, there is always the issue of safety and unwanted calls. Cars are very valuable items typically, and therefore instances of theft while trying to sell it do occur, although these incidents are rare. If you car is of lower value, remember that advertising it is likely to be a higher proportion of the final sale price than compared to selling a top end Mercedes.

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Wendy D & James K, Lederach
(2007 Mercedes-Benz GL Class)