How to Sell a Car at a Dealership

Selling your car yourself can be difficult in Kansas City. That’s why many dealerships like Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission allow you to sell your car through a buyback program or as a trade-in when you come in for a new vehicle. This saves you money and time. Learn how to sell a car at a dealership from our finance team here at Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission! When you visit us in Merriam, you can get a same-day offer for top market dollar.

How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work?

It’s fairly easy to sell your car at most Shawnee Mission dealerships. How does selling your car to a dealership work? First you’ll need to do these preparatory steps:

  • First, You Clean Up Your Car: You start by having your car washed and detailed, and by replacing small, inexpensive parts like windshield wipers or floor mats. This quickly increases the value of your vehicle without spending too much.
  • Next, You Record the Benefits Of Your Car: Find your maintenance record and create a list of your vehicle’s additional features and accessories like extra key fobs or bike mounts. A detailed history of the maintenance record of your vehicle will increase its resale value, and certain accessories and features may appeal to a specific set of used car customers for the dealership.
  • Have Your Car’s Title on Hand: Your vehicle’s title is an important part of the sale. Producing it will save time for the dealer and get you your offer faster.
  • Research Your Car’s Value: Tools from Cars.com, Kelley Blue Book, or our website’s online value your trade tool allow you to assess your car’s value. This helps you negotiate a better price.
  • Pick a Dealership: Newer, gently used vehicles can be sold to most Overland Park dealerships. If you have an older model vehicle, then it might be better to sell to a used-car-only dealership.

Next Steps For How to Sell a Car at a Dealership

Once you’ve prepared your vehicle for sale, then follow this process:

  • Make an Appointment: Contact a dealership and make an appointment for them to assess your vehicle. It is possible to walk in, but this way you and the dealer will both have all the necessary documents ready.
  • Speak to The Used Car Manager: Then, a Used Car Manager or salesperson will handle the sale. They’ll collect the information you bring, and run a vehicle history report on your vehicle.
  • They’ll Inspect Your Vehicle: The Used Car Manager or salesperson will inspect your vehicle. They may inspect it personally, or have it taken to their service center for a closer mechanical inspection.
  • You’ll be Given an Offer: At this point, they’ll likely give you an offer. You can negotiate the offer, accept it, or go to another dealership to see what they might offer you.
  • They’ll Take the Vehicle Off Your Hands: Once you accept an offer and sign over the title of the vehicle, the dealership will either give you the money for the sold vehicle or allow you to use that value towards a new vehicle. If you’re upside-down on your car loan, you may have to pay the dealership what is left on your loan—you can learn more about trading in a financed car in our guide.

Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission Will Buy Your Car!

If you’re looking to sell your car, contact us here at Hendrick Chevrolet Shawnee Mission! Our team in Merriam is happy to answer any questions you may have beyond, “how does selling your car to a dealership work?” and walk you through the process in detail! If you’re interested in selling your car through a trade-in, we also have a comprehensive new Chevrolet inventory for you to peruse.

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*0% APR for 36 monthly payments of $27.78  for every $1,000 financed. Terms available on approved credit through participating lender, as specified by dealership. For only very well-qualified customers. Maximum dealer contribution towards rate buy down is $3,500. Dealer prices, other terms and offers may vary. Must take retail delivery from native ground stock New MY23 & My24 Silverado 1500 and terms subject to vehicle availability. Cannot be combined with other offers. Valid 5/1/2024 - 6/3/2024. See dealer for complete details. Finance charges accrue from date of financing. Deferred monthly payments for 90 days. Savings include all available OEM incentives and dealer discounts. Max discount not available on every stock number. Savings vary by stock model and stock number. See dealer for details.

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