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How to Sell a Car at a Dealership

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Is it time to trade in or sell your current car and move on to a new one? Are you thinking about selling the vehicle to a dealership? How does selling your car to a dealership work in Los Angeles? The process is easier than you might think. Just follow the guide below on how to sell a car at a dealership like Nissan of Downtown L.A..

What to Do Before Selling a Vehicle to a Dealership

Do you want to get the best offer possible from a Huntington Park dealership? Then here are some simple things you can do before selling a vehicle to a dealership:

  • Clean your car.
  • Make any needed repairs that make financial sense.
  • Gather your maintenance records.
  • Make sure you have your title.
  • Research the value of your car using our online tool.

How to Sell a Car to a Dealership

So, how does selling your car to a dealership work, exactly? This is how the process goes at most dealerships in the greater South Gate area:

How to Sell a Car to a Dealership

  • Make an appointment
  • Talk to a used car manager
  • Submit your car for inspection
  • Decide whether to accept or reject the offer

How Does Selling a Car to a Dealership Work if the Car is Still Financed?

How does selling a car to a dealership work if you still owe money on it? You can still sell your car. How it proceeds depends on whether you owe more or less than what it is worth:

  • If the car is worth more than what you owe – the dealership will pay off your loan and apply the rest of the value to the purchase of your new car or give you the rest in the case of an outright sale.
  • If you owe more than the car is worth – either you can pay off the loan before selling the car or the dealership will pay off the loan but add the difference between what you owe and the value of the car to loan on your new car.

Sell Your Car to Nissan of Downtown L.A.

Selling a vehicle to a dealership is easy when that dealership is Nissan of Downtown L.A.. We pride ourselves on treating all of our customers fairly and giving them the best deal possible. So, let us make you an offer. And, while you’re at it, why not check out our new vehicle specials? We’re just down the road from Bell Gardens, so drop by or contact us today!

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