Do you have any used cars that you no longer need? Are you trying to decide whether to try to sell your car yourself or if you should take it to a used car dealership? While you may have been told that you could get a little more money by handling the entire sale yourself, here are some reasons why you should sell your vehicle to a used car dealer instead:
Safety: If you attempt to sell your car on your own, you'll have to meet strangers either at your home or a neutral location. Unfortunately, it may only be after you see them in person that you realize how unsavory they are. Even if they look well-groomed and not scary, you'll have to decide if that means you trust them enough to allow them to test drive your vehicle. Once the two of you agree on a price, the transaction still isn't over yet. You'll have to make sure that the buyer isn't using an illegal method of payment. In contrast, selling your used car to a dealer means that you can be assured that their method of payment is worry-free. You don't have to worry about a dealer using someone else's stolen identity to make the purchase via a fake or stolen check. If the dealer pays you in cash, you won't have to be concerned about receiving a handful of counterfeit money
Convenience: If you try to sell your vehicle privately, you may find yourself glued to your phone or computer as you play phone or email tag with potentially interested parties. You also may find your meals constantly interrupted by callers who are trying to obtain a vehicle without using any money. For example, you may get offered trades for things like washers and dryers or even other used cars, in return for your vehicle. Selling used cars to a dealer eliminates having to deal with a plethora of interested people even after you no longer have the vehicles in question.
Easier to sell rarer and more expensive used cars: If you have a rare or collectible car, it can be difficult attracting the right kind of buyer. You may receive a lot of calls from people who claim to be enthusiasts, but who will only offer you a small fraction of your asking price after you show them your vehicle. Whether or not it's true, they may feel that private sellers always overprice their used vehicles. Many private sellers may also prefer to deal with niche dealers because the niche dealers know the market and only offer vehicles they're sure their potential customers will love. Selling your rare vehicle to a dealer eliminates the need to prove your car's worth to potential buyers. You won't have to worry that the dealer thinks you have an inflated opinion of your vehicle's value. Because the dealer is familiar with the niche market, they can offer you a fair price that allows you to avoid low-ball offers from potential buyers.