How to Sell a Car at a Dealership

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Do you have your eye on a new vehicle in the inventory at Mike Murphy Ford? No wonder! We have a great selection of new Ford vehicles and pre-owned cars to fit every Peoria budget! But what do you do with your old vehicle? As a full-service dealership Mike Murphy Ford is able to buy your old car from you. If you’re asking, “How do I sell my car?” let our professional team show you how! 

 

 

How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work? 

Basically, bring us your used car from East Peoria. We’ll inspect it and make you an offer. You’re not obligated to accept the offer—negotiate a price with us or walk away. If you accept the offer, we’ll either pay you outright for your car or you can put that money towards a new or used vehicle with us. That’s the gist of how to sell a car at a dealership. Here are some specifics that’ll help you get the best price: 

  • Clean Your Car: Take your car to your favorite Pekin car wash and have it detailed. Replacing small parts like windshield wipers and floor mats can also give your car a boost when it’s time to sell. 
  • Write Down the Benefits Of Your Car: Your car’s maintenance history is the best place to start. Many buyers look for this information first when they shop for a used car. Then, make a list of your car’s features, and any upgrades you’ve made like adding key fobs or bike racks. 
  • Have Your Car’s Title on Hand: Having all your paperwork in hand will speed up the process. 
  • Research Your Car’s Value: You can start with our complimentary value your trade tool. Then use free resources like Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds to see how much cars just like yours have sold for near Morton. Bring these numbers with you when it’s time to negotiate. 

Step by Step How to Sell a Car at a Dealership

  • Make an Appointment: While walk-ins are welcome an appointment will make better use of your time when you make an appointment to meet with our used car manager. They’ll start by collecting the information you have about your car and running a vehicle history report. 
  • Inspection: In some cases, the Used Car Manager will inspect your vehicle, or they’ll have it taken to their service center for an inspection of its quality and mechanical condition. 
  • Consider the Offer: Based on what the dealership offers you, you can accept the offer or go to another dealership to see if you can get a better offer. 

Learn More About Auto Finance with Mike Murphy Ford

Now that you know how selling your car to a dealership works, take a look at the auto finance information hub at Mike Murphy Ford to learn more about automotive finance and insurance. An informed shopper is a happy shopper, and we want you to leave with a smile on your face! 

 

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