The Four Benefits of Selling Your Vehicle to a Dealership

    Ryan Denham Apr 02, 2015

    The Four Benefits of Selling Your Vehicle to a Dealership

    Are you looking to sell your vehicle? Here’s how to make it easier, faster, and safer.

    If you’ve ever sold a vehicle, you know that it can be a frustrating and time consuming experience. After placing ads in newspapers or online, you may be dealing with many phone calls, inquiries or visitors. You’ll have to describe the vehicle over and over and possibly at odd or inconvenient hours. Simply figuring out times to schedule viewings and test drives can make the experience less than ideal. Most importantly, having to negotiate the price, payment method, and final paperwork can make selling a car more trouble than you bargained for. If you’re interested in avoiding these frustrations, you should consider selling your vehicle to a trustworthy dealer, like S.J. Denham.

    There are four considerations that make selling your car, truck, or SUV to a dealership an attractive alternative to a private sale.

    Know the outcome of the transaction up front.

    Instead of leaving your satisfaction up to who may be the better negotiator in a private sale, S.J. Denham offers a free, no obligation appraisal. If the appraisal value meets your expectation, we’ll shake on it and you’ll get your money on the spot. No haggling, no hidden surprises, just a straightforward transaction that leaves you feeling happy.

    Save your valuable time.

    Selling to a dealership can also save you serious amounts time by avoiding a potentially endless stream of phone calls, text messages, and visits from tire kickers and looky-loos. Once you advertise your car, you open your life and schedule to a wide range of people who may not be serious about buying your vehicle, and who may have unreasonable views of its value. Can you say low-ball offers and nitpickers? With a well-respected dealership, you are guaranteed an interested and serious buyer without the potential hassles.

    Insure a safe transaction.

    Dealing with vehicles, cash, and strangers is always a concern when selling a vehicle via Craigslist. Even parking on the street with a “for sale” sign exposes your vehicle to the potential for vandalism or theft and can attract some weird characters. Yes, most people are honest, but wouldn’t you rather avoid it? A dealership offers the benefit of a safe and satisfying experience without playing those odds.

    Have peace of mind after the sale.

    When you buy and sell cars for a living, doing paperwork is an important part of the job. Transferring ownership is a daily occurrence and doing it right is one of the most important aspects of the business. By selling to a dealership, you can be confident that the title transfer and all applicable paperwork will be completed correctly and filed promptly. A private sale can create title issues, license plate problems, and insurance worries. If not handled correctly these can come back to haunt you. Private buyers may have buyer’s remorse, may return with complaints about the vehicle (and demand for money back), or may simply not complete all the paperwork correctly, or in a timely manner. Would you want those headaches as a seller? Dealing with a reputable dealership insures you’ll have peace of mind knowing the sale is final and every detail was completed correctly.

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