Congratulations! You’ve decided you want to get a new car for yourself, but now have the daunting task of trying to figure out what to do with your old ride. Do you try to sell it personally, try a dealership, or trade it in? Most often, it comes down to where you can get the best value. Below are a few things to keep in mind when you’re trying to figure out the next best step:
Sell it yourself:
Phew! You may be in for a lot of work if you try to sell your old car yourself. With the various number of ways to post a car for sale, it is a crowded place online or in print to get your vehicle noticed. Sure, there’s craigslist, cars.com, cargurus and hundreds of other platforms to list online and with potential buyers constantly scouring the Internet for deals, you might just get lucky.
There are myriad of ways to sell yourself, including:
- Car websites
- Social media
- Word of mouth
But, the real question is, do you have time to wait? Most likely, you’re itching to get your old ride sold so you can get behind a new set of wheels.
Sell to a dealership:
If you’re crunched for time, dealerships will most likely be open to purchasing your vehicle from you. While the convenience is definitely there, it’s been our experience that these dealerships are going to judge the value of your car very strictly and most likely give you an offer that’s under its value. So, if you’re cool with not getting what you deserve for you car then go for it!
A couple other questions to ask yourself before you visit a dealership to sell:
- Is it worth driving around to multiple dealerships to get the best offer?
- Is it worth them pressuring you to buy your new car from their lot?
- Are you prepared to have to wait for your money? (Yes, most won’t be able to cut you a check on the spot)
To recap, dealerships can be an ideal way to sell your old car quickly, but you need to be willing to take less than what you deserve. There’s always a trade off.
Sell to HGreg:
Sure, we are a dealership, but we are a different kind of dealership. One that has been around for a long time and has more than 20 locations in North America. What does that mean? It means we understand customers and what they need and want.
You can think of us as the best of both worlds between selling it yourself and going to a dealership and here’s why:
First-hand value: Gone are the days of tire-kickers and window-shoppers, and you can forget about wasting time advertising your car. Bring your car to HGreg.com and we’ll give you a fair price for your car. We’ll even take care of paying off your loan, so you can wipe your hands clean of your vehicle.
Ultra-fast payment: Get paid faster than you can get from zero-60. After our appraisers inspect your car at the dealership, we’ll issue an offer for your car. Appraisals are on the house, and if you decide to take our offer, we’ll cut a check while you wait.
No strings attached: Some dealers give lowball offers if you aren’t willing to trade your car in towards a new vehicle. We’re proud to be different from the other guys, in that regardless of your intentions to upgrade your car, your car is always worth the same.
TRADE IN, SAVE MORE: In addition to finding the car of your dreams, trading in your vehicle at HGreg, also helps you save up to 6% on sales taxes. It’s a win-win!
Most importantly, we are ready to make you an offer. Visit here to find out more. Let’s get you into that new car TODAY!