How does selling your car to a dealership work—and is it a better option than selling your vehicle privately? We think so, and we’ll show you exactly how to maximize your return. Learning how to sell a car at a dealership can help you secure top dollar for your vehicle in far less time than you’d otherwise have to spend on the process, so you can focus on the fun parts of starting a new adventure.
Selling your car to a dealership is a simple, straightforward process. Find out what to expect and see why many Providence and East Greenwich drivers have come to appreciate the convenience that we offer:
If you’ve purchased a vehicle with financing, your lender will most likely remain in possession of the title until you’ve paid off your loan. But when life changes and your needs change along with it, it’s important to know that you’re not necessarily locked in for the entire loan term. So, can you trade in a car without a title? Yes, you can—and when you trade in your car at a dealership, we can do the legwork of acquiring your title from the lender. Even so, it’s a good idea to contact your lender and let them know of your plans in advance.
It’s important to note that selling a financed car does not automatically remove your obligation to repay the loan. If the value of your vehicle does not cover the amount that you still have to pay, it might be best to wait and sell your vehicle when you’ve made more progress on your balance.
Stopping in for a trade-in appraisal gives you the chance to get a hands-on feel for available models and test drive before you buy, which is why many prefer the dealership experience to the experience of shopping on an app. And if you decide you’d like to buy online, we’re more than happy to accommodate you!
Still weighing the pros and cons of selling to a car dealership vs. a private owner? For many, selling to a car dealership is much more convenient. Selling privately could take weeks or months; selling to a dealership is quick, and you could leave with cash-in-hand in a matter of hours. Additionally, selling at a dealership is safer than selling privately, since you won’t have to meet with strangers, potentially in strange locations.
Here at Mercedes-Benz of Warwick, our trade-in offers are never contingent on whether you choose to buy a vehicle off of our lot. Should you choose to accept our offer, you can head home with cash in hand or apply the money directly toward one of our new or pre-owned vehicles.
Additionally, since taxes are calculated after we deduct the value of your trade-in from your purchase price, selling a car to a dealership has obvious financial benefits that don’t apply to private sales!
If selling your car to a dealership sounds like the right way to go, you should know that you can easily reach our location in Warwick from anywhere near Providence or Cranston. While you’re here, take a moment to apply for financing or explore more of our car buying tips online.
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