How to Sell a Car at a Dealership

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Did you know that dealerships are paying top dollar right now to purchase used cars from Dublin drivers? If you’re ready to move on from your current car, you’ll want to learn how selling your car to a dealership works as soon as you can. We make it as easy as possible at Celebration Kia Dublin and always endeavor to make the best offer possible, whether you’retrading in your car or just selling it to us outright. Just follow the guide below on how to sell a car at a dealership and get a great offer.

Prepare for the Sale

Being prepared is wise in just about any situation. It’s no different when selling cars. Here are some simple things you can do to help ensure you get the best price for your vehicle:

  • Wash and detail your car. The cleaner your car, the more attractive it is to a prospective buyer.
  • Fix small issues. Any Columbus dealership will want to have their service personnel look over your car before they make an offer. So, fix any minor issues beforehand, if it would be worth it financially to do so. Bigger issues are best left to the dealership, which can fix them much more cheaply than you could by taking your car in for service.
  • Bring your maintenance records. A dealership can more easily sell your car at a higher price if there is documentation of regular maintenance.
  • Make sure you have your title. A dealership will want to know whether you have a clean title to your car.
  • Know the value of your car before selling it. You can appraise the value of your car with our online tool.
  • Choose a dealership. At Celebration Kia Dublin, we make it easy for you to sell your vehicle or trade it in. We pride ourselves on offering a fair trade-in value every time.

How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work?

How does selling your car to a dealership work, once you drive at the dealership? It’s much simpler than you might think! Just follow these steps for how to sell your car at a dealership:

  • Call to set an appointment. Setting an appointment isn’t strictly necessary, but it does make the process a little smoother.
  • Meet with the used car manager. The dealership will connect you with a used car manager to take care of the heavy lifting during this process.
  • Let the dealership inspect your car. Every Hilliard dealership will insist on doing an inspection before making an offer.
  • Consider the offer. Offers are not written in stone. You can negotiate most of the time. 

Sell Your Car at Celebration Kia Dublin

We want to buy your car, and we’ll give you a fair offer! So, bring it in and have us take a look at it. If you found this guide to be helpful, check out our other guides on topics likebuying vs. leasing your next vehicle or how to refinance a car loan. We’re just down the road from Worthington and we’re here to help. So, pay us a visit today!

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