How to Sell a Car at a Dealership

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Are you looking to make some extra money? Perhaps you’re simply clearing space in the garage for a new ride? Whatever the reason, many people are out there right now looking to sell their vehicle. And what the most savvy of them know is that the best way to go is to sell the car to a dealership like Wilson KIA in Flowood.

Wondering how to sell a car to a dealership? We’ve got you covered with this quick guide! Keep reading to discover our tips on selling a car to a dealership like ours! Please do contact us online if you have any questions!

How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work? 

Selling your car at a dealership like Wilson KIA can be a breeze, especially if you prepare correctly and know what you’re going into ahead of time. In that spirit, we’ve gathered these helpful tips:

  • Clean Up Your Car: Washing and vacuuming your car can actually go a long way for increasing your potential sale price. Less expenses on detailing mean money saved by the dealership, potentially bringing more money to their offer to buy.
  • Gather Service Records: Be sure to gather any service records you have available. The benefit of a well-maintained car will not be lost on your vehicle’s evaluator.
  • Have Your Title on Hand: Having your vehicle’s title ready when you sell it will save time on the dealer’s end and get you your offer faster. 
  • Research Your Car’s Value: You can use the trade in value tool on our website to get a rough estimate of your vehicle’s worth before you ever come in!

What to Expect 

Now that you’ve taken the proper steps to prepare your vehicle for the inspection and sales process, it’s time to head to the dealership! Here’s what to expect when you begin the process:

  • Make an Appointment: We absolutely welcome walk-ins, but it’s a smarter idea to make an appointment so that we can ensure a used car manager is available to work with you.
  • Used Car Manager: More often than not, a dealership will assign a used car manager to work with you on the inspection, and offer exchange during your vehicle sale appointment.
  • Inspection: Before the dealership can make an offer, they’re going to need to inspect the vehicle for damage and other properties which could increase or decrease their potential offer.
  • Consider the Offer: Based on what the dealership offers you, you can accept the offer or go to another dealership to shop around.

We Want Your Car at Wilson KIA!

Trading in or selling your vehicle is an excellent way to put some capital back in your pocket or make some space in your garage. Selling to Wilson KIA is an even smarter choice! We’re just a short drive from Jackson and we’re ready and waiting for you to bring your vehicle in, and we’re excited to make you an excellent offer to buy! Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!

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