One day, a person wakes up and says, “I want to sell my car and get a new one.” There’s several ways it can be done; the right way for one person may not work for another, so review all of them to see what the best direction for you is.
A very easy way to get rid of a used car is to trade it in for a newer model. This method is a sure-fire way to ease the stress of buying and selling cars, but the buyer doesn’t generally get the same value for the car as selling it privately. The dealer wants your old car, so they’ll likely give a decent price and then they take that amount of money off the price of the new car. It’s like getting a huge discount and the old car isn’t left sitting around.
DIY – Craigslist
Another option is to sell the car yourself. Selling a car privately can take longer, but the seller is likely to get more than a dealer would give. The best way these days is to post the used car on CraigsList. You can include four photos for free; three outside and one inside angel are best. List the year, make/model, tire quality, car’s general condition (including the body, are there dents or is the paint peeling?), any improvements or maintenance done recently, the gas mileage and the condition of the interior. Be sure to include a phone number.
Third Party Seller
There’s also a chance that a car repair shop will sell the car for you and take a percentage of the sale as payment for this service. They know people who deal in cars all the time and are a viable option for getting rid of your old one. Talk to a mechanic to find out more.
A car owner can now see there are several options when selling a car. All of them are easy, useful ways.