How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work?

September 29th, 2021 by
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Are you thinking, “Maybe it’s time to try selling my car to a dealership?” When selling your car to a dealership like Toyota of Whittier, you can skip the stress of trying to sell the vehicle yourself. You also have the lucrative opportunity to apply the trade-in value of your old car to the purchase of a brand new Toyota car, truck, or SUV.

 

 

If you’re curious as to how selling your car at a dealership works, don’t worry – the finance experts at our Whittier dealership are here to help! Just follow the instructions below to guarantee that you get the best trade-in offer on your car.

How to Get Trade In Car Value When Selling My Car to a Dealership?

The first step is to find out how much your vehicle is worth. Toyota of Whittier has streamlined this step for El Monte drivers with our convenient Value Your Trade tool. Just enter your car’s year, make, model, and vehicle condition, as well as your own name, email address, and phone number.

After that, you’ll receive the estimated value of your vehicle. However, if you’d like to do more research on your own, there are other car expert sites available, such as Edmunds True Market Value® and Kelley Blue Book® Value.

Get an Appraisal From Toyota of Whittier

After you’ve got a trade-in estimate, visit our Toyota dealership near West Covina to receive an appraisal. Our technicians will examine your vehicle’s interior and exterior condition, as well as take into account our current used inventory to determine whether or not we can sell the vehicle. Be sure to bring your trade-in value estimate, as well as any other trade-in offers you’ve received, for our reference.

Accept or Negotiate a Trade-In Offer

After the appraisal is completed, you can either accept the offer from the dealership and close the deal, or negotiate for a higher price. We’ve gone to great lengths to make the process as straightforward and easy as possible. Still on the fence about what the advantages of selling my car to a dealership like Toyota of Whittier are? A few of the benefits include:

  • Unlike many West Covina-area used-car retailers, you can negotiate with a dealership like Toyota of Whittier. The first offer you’re given isn’t necessarily set in stone, and you can choose to haggle up based on the trade-in value research you’ve done.
  • If you’re upside down on your auto loan and wish to consolidate what you owe with the price of your new car, our finance team can help you do that.

Find Out More About Car Trade-Ins at Toyota of Whittier in Whittier

Whether you’re selling your car to a dealership for cash or to put its trade-in value towards a down payment on one of our Toyota vehicles, we encourage you to contact us today to learn more about the trade-in process or schedule an appraisal. There’s plenty of resources you can take advantage of on our website, such as our new vehicle offers and pre-owned vehicle specials, to help bring down the price of your next vehicle purchase! We hope we can help you get back on Puente Hills roads in a car you love soon!

 

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