How to sell a car to a used car dealer

Looking to sell your car at a used car dealer?

There are many ways to sell used vehicles. One of them is to sell a car through a used car dealer. This option has both advantages and disadvantages. Autocode tells whether it is possible to sell a car to a car dealership, and how to do it as profitably as possible.

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Do used cars sell in car dealerships

The question is rhetorical. Of course, they sell quite a lot. At the same time, there are two options for interacting with a dealership.

The benefits include:

    • speed (it will take no more than 1 day, or even a couple of hours, to inspect the vehicle and prepare the necessary papers);
    • the opportunity to get rid of unnecessary worries associated with choosing a suitable buyer, lengthy telephone conversations, etc. – the employees of the car dealership will take care of everything;
    • less likely to run into intruders who will try to deceive you during the purchase process or even take possession of the vehicle by force (the likelihood of such a scenario is high, especially when a vehicle is sold at a cost of one million rubles or more. Therefore, the owners of expensive foreign cars prefer to sell them through car dealerships).

Sell a car to a used car dealer

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You receive the money immediately, after which the vehicle becomes the property of the dealership, which is looking for potential buyers. When choosing this option, remember that, most likely, you will be offered an amount that will be 25-30 percent lower than the average market value of your used car. This is due to the fact that when purchasing a car from you, the used car dealer does not yet know how profitable and in what time frame it will be able to resell the car. Thus, the low price is a kind of insurance for the company against unforeseen situations.


trade in

A suitable way for those who dream of buying a more expensive car, but are limited in money. When a used car is sold through a trade-in, the seller will not receive money in his hands, however, he will become the owner of a discount in the amount of the cost of the old car for the purchase of another vehicle.

Selling used cars through a car dealership is not yet so popular in comparison with the option that involves submitting an advertisement through the media or the Internet , but it has certain advantages in comparison with the latter method.

Disadvantages of selling used car to a dealer

If you are looking to sell your car to a car dealership, remember that the amount offered is likely to be lower than what you expect to receive. The used car dealers are not charities and want to profit from the deal. Therefore, it is often easier for the owner of the car to concede in price, but to save time and nerves.

Used car dealers only buy cars that are in decent condition. If you have an old car or a damaged car, you can sell it at Cars Wanted Newcastle. We pay cash for cars in Newcastle, buy all makes and models. Call us on 0444 554 410 for a same-day car removal.