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Whether you’re downsizing, going to rely on public transportation, or shopping for another car, selling your car is a big decision. If you’ve taken good care of your car, it should still retain a good amount of its value. So, how do you go about selling your car? To help drivers in Eastpointe and Redford, Michigan, LaFontaine CARite decided to take a closer look at how to sell your car.
After you decide that it’s time to sell your car, the first thing you’ll have to figure out is whether you want to sell it to a private owner or to a dealership. There are definitely pros and cons to both, but usually your best bet will be to sell or trade it in at a dealership, especially if you’re planning on buying another car.
That’s because, at a dealership, you can be confident that you’re getting fair market value. You also won’t have to deal with any haggling. If you’re trading it in, the value of your car can be applied to the cost of your new one, which will make everything easier for you.
Selling your car is easy. All it takes is some basic information. To guide you through the process from start to finish, we put together this handy trade-in checklist:
The first step is to get an idea of how much your car is worth. You can start by using our Value Your Trade tool. It’s free, easy to use, and can provide you with an estimate in no time. Just put in some basic information like the make, model, year, mileage, and VIN, and it’ll do the rest for you.
Now that you have an estimate, you’ll want to make sure that your car looks as good as new when you bring it in to be appraised. Make sure you wash and wax the car and clean the interior, too. You may even want to get it detailed.
In addition to getting everything looking sharp, you’ll want to take care of any dents, dings, and scrapes. In fact, make sure you’re all caught up on your maintenance under the hood, too.
After you have everything in good condition, it’s time to get your paperwork together. You’ll need the vehicle title and registration, as well as any records you have on the service and emissions. Don’t forget to include the owner’s manual and any spare keys for the next owner.
Now that you have everything together, it’s time to bring the car in and get it appraised. The experts at our dealership will look over everything and give you an offer on how much your car is really worth.
Having your car appraised isn’t the final step if you’re planning on trading it in. The financing experts at our used car dealership will work with you to get your trade-in value applied to the purchase of your next ride. They’ll answer all your questions, walk you through every step of the process, and help you get behind the wheel with rates that work for you. If you’ve already started to sell your car, you can get things moving by applying for financing online.
Visit LaFontaine CARite to learn more about selling your car and getting a used car that’s right for you. We’re excited to offer information, expert financing, and quality used cars to drivers in Eastpointe and Redford, MI.