How to Sell a Car at a Dealership

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Did you know that now is a great time to sell your used car? That’s because dealerships have a hard time keeping up with the high demand for cars at the moment. How does selling your car to a dealership work? It’s simple at Kelley Automotive Group. You can even use our tool to get a 10-second trade in value. Just follow the guide below on how to sell a car at a dealership.



How to Sell a Car at a Dealership – Be Prepared

Not all of the steps below are strictly necessary in order to trade in your car. You could just show up at a Bartow dealership with your car and the title. However, a little preparation can help you get the best offer possible for your vehicle. We recommend following these simple steps:

  • Wash and detail your car. The cleaner your car, the more attractive it is to a prospective buyer. It’s no different when you’re selling to a dealership.
  • Fix what you can. Any Bartow dealership will want to have their service personnel look over your car before they make an offer. So, fix any issues beforehand, if it would be worth it financially to do so.
  • Bring your maintenance records. A dealership can more easily sell your car at a higher price if there is documentation of regular maintenance.
  • Make sure you have your title. A dealership will want to know whether you have a clean title to your car.
  • Know the value of your car before selling it. You can appraise the value of your car with our online tool.
  • Choose a dealership. At Kelley Automotive Group, we make it easy for you to sell your vehicle or trade it in. We pride ourselves on giving you a fair price.

How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work?

Now that you’re prepared, what’s next? How does selling your car to a dealership work, exactly? The process is pretty cut and dry:

  • Call to set an appointment.
  • Meet with the used car manager. The dealership will connect you with a used car manager to take care of the heavy work during this process.
  • Let the dealership inspect your car. Every Winter Haven dealership will insist on doing an inspection before making an offer.
  • Consider the offer. Offers are not written in stone. You can negotiate most of the time.

We Want to Buy Your Car at Kelley Automotive Group!

We want to buy your car, so we’re motivated to give you top dollar for it. In fact, we’ll even buy your car if you don’t buy one of ours. We make the whole process as stress-free as possible. So, bring your car down and let us take a look at it. We have several convenient locations, like our one in Auburndale. So, drop by or give us a call today!


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