If you're looking for a new car, you might be looking for easy ways to save money on your purchase. Luckily, you can usually sell back your current vehicle to the dealership and put the money towards your next car. Many dealerships have buyback programs that make it easy to trade in your current vehicle for a new model. Kolosso Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM has outlined all the details of the selling process below, including what to expect at the dealership and the benefits of selling back your car. 

How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work? 

Ultimately, there are only a few easy steps to selling your car to a dealership, most of which involve making sure your car is in top condition and you've gathered all the necessary materials:

  • Clean Up Your Car: You want your current car to make the best impression possible at the dealership, so make sure your car is washed and detailed beforehand. Also, consider replacing any worn-down or lower-quality parts like your windshield wipers or floor mats.
  • Write Down the Benefits Of Your Car: The dealership may want to see some details about your car, including its features, accessories, and maintenance record. Even if they don't ask to see this, it's a good thing to have on hand as a record of your vehicle's benefits.
  • Have Your Car's Title on Hand: This saves time on the dealer's end, which will probably get you an offer faster!
  • Research Your Car's Value: There are plenty of online and in-person resources, including Cars.com and Kelley Blue Book, that you can use to calculate your car's trade-in value. If you want, you can even get an instant trade-in offer right from our website!
  • Pick Your Dealership Wisely: Gently-used newer vehicles are usually taken by most dealerships, while older models can sometimes only be taken by used car dealerships. Be sure to assess the condition of your car and do some research on Green Bay dealerships before making a decision.

What to Expect 

After preparing your car, conducting some research, and gathering your materials, the rest of the selling process usually goes as follows:

  • Make an Appointment: It's possible to take your car right into the dealership, but it's usually more convenient to set up an appointment so the dealer can gather the necessary documents beforehand.
  • Used Car Manager: Most dealerships have a used car manager who is in charge of these types of sales. The manager will collect your car's information and run a report history.
  • Inspection: The used car manager may perform a detailed inspection of your vehicle, either themselves or through the dealership's service center
  • Consider the Offer: Once the offer is made by the dealership, you have three choices - accept it, or take your car to another dealership to try and get a better offer. Or you can negotiate the price with us.

Benefits of Selling Your Car to a Dealership

Selling your vehicle to a dealership offers multiple benefits: 

  • Save Time & Avoid Hassles: Selling your car privately comes with a host of hassles and usually takes longer. It also involves inviting strangers to your home for test drives, finding a site to list your car online, and having to field potential buyers yourself. When you go through a dealership, you don't have to worry about any of this.
  • Lower Your New Car Price: When you sell privately, you can't apply your current car's value towards a new purchase. With a dealership, you can lower your monthly payments or offset the price of the new vehicle.
  • Save on Your Taxes: With a trade-in, you only have to pay the sales tax on the difference between the value of your current car and the cost of the new one!

Sell Your Car to Kolosso Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM!

The trade-in process is an easy and convenient way to make some money or lower the cost of your next vehicle, and you can do it all through Kolosso Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM. If you're interested in starting the selling process, contact our office today to get started!