Will I get more money selling my car private or trading it in at the dealership?

Fort Wayne car buyers are always wondering…”Should I sell my car on my own or trade it in at the dealership?”  Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store is more than happy to help with that decision

First of all, The Happy Car Store is a full disclosure dealership.  We would be happy to show you figures either way.  Glenbrook Hyundai would love to have your trade-in.  Obviously, we have the ability to re-sell any cars that we take on trade. 

Here are the benefits of selling your car on you own:

  • Typically a consumer has the ability to sell their vehicle for a little more money that what a dealer will offer for trade.
  • No dealer overhead to contend with
  • Negotiate directly with the buyer

Some benefits to consider for trading in your vehicle are:

  • Fast and convenient
  • No advertising costs
  • No calls/emails/visits to your home
  • Pay less sales tax in Indiana
  • No extra costs for reconditioning
  • No hassles from the buyer if something goes wrong with the car
  • It typically takes 90 days for a dealer to sell a nice car…sell it on your own and you pay for 3 months extra insurance, payments, advertising, etc
  • You don’t have to have the vehicle completely paid off to sell it.  The dealer can pay it off and get the title from your bank.  Consumers typically want to get the title in hand when paying for the vehicle.
  • Leave the selling to the professionals, typically consumers are professional buyers not sellers.
  • Most used cars are financed and you don’t have the ability to secure financing for the potential buyer.

All things considered, if you can sell your vehicle for thousands more than what a dealer will give you, then that is the only logical decision.  With all of the cars that Glenbrook Hyundai looks at, it seems, most customers would only gain a few hundred dollars for their time and efforts.  Some would even spend more to advertise, re-condition, and sell their vehicle on their own.

If you are wondering what you could sell your own vehicle for, www.kbb.com is a great guide to use.  If you are in the area, please feel free to stop in to the Happy Car Store on Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne, next to Red Lobster.  We would be more than happy to offer you a no cost, no obligation appraisal on your vehicle so you know exactly what it is worth.  Also, if you aren’t interested in buying a new car, Glenbrook Hyundai always needs inventory.  We may be willing to purchase your car straight out.

About www.HappyCarStore.com

Glenbrook Hyundai, a car dealer in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a family owned and operated dealership. Located in Fort Wayne for over 20 years, Glenbrook Hyundai understands the value of a Happy customers. For the past 10 years, 62% of all Glenbrook Hyundai customers have been either repeat customers or someone referred in by a friend. The "Happy Car Store" theme came about a few years ago when Mark McKibben, the store's General Manager, decided to make buying a car at Glenbrook Hyundai different than every other dealership in the area. Some of the Happy Car Store advantages are: - a quicker sales process, no need to take hours to buy a car - Glenvrook Hyundai is a full disclosure dealership, every customer gets to see the price, taxes, fees, money down options, term options, trade figures...everything they need to know to make a well informed decision, with absolutely NO PRESSURE to buy. - The area's largest selection of new and used Hyundais - Service rewards cards, giving customers the opportunity to earn free oil changes, rental cars, complete details and more. - Service loaner cars - 100% customer oriented sales process - A Happy, No Worries atmosphere - And much, much more Stop in to see us at: Glenbrook Hyundai 4801 Coldwater Road Fort Wayne, IN 46825 260-484-9531 Or check us out on the web anytime at www.HappyCarStore.com
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