What do I need to do to sell my used car?

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What is involved in selling a used car?

There comes a time in life when you're ready to part with your current vehicle. Perhaps it doesn't have enough space for your growing family or maybe it's just time for something new. There are many reasons why car owners decide it's time to part with their vehicle. But making the decision to upgrade to a different vehicle is the first step in the process. Next, how will you sell your vehicle? What exactly is involved? There are a few things: locate your ownership paperwork, determine the value of your used vehicle and decide how you want to sell it.

Once you have your paperwork in hand, including the title and any lien information, you're ready to move forward. If you can't find this paperwork, you will want to request new information from the DMV or your bank.

Next, you will want to know just how much your vehicle might be worth. There are many ways to do this. You can check out some handy online research tools and calculators, but we also recommend getting an estimate from Edmunds.com or Kelley Blue Book. These resources offer fair market prices that you can trust.

Should I trade my vehicle in or sell it privately?

Finally, you will want to decide if you would like to sell your vehicle to a dealership or to a private party. The benefit of selling to a dealership is you don't have to do any advertising or promotional work. You simply have to stop by with your paperwork and the vehicle and start the trade-in process. Best of all, any money you make on your trade in can go towards the cost of any vehicle the dealership sells. You can also get a check if you would like to buy elsewhere.

Are you interested in learning more about what it's like to trade-in your vehicle? Our team is here to answer any questions you might have. Contact us today!