How to Sell a Car to a Dealership

Couple sitting at sales desk at dealership

When you’re ready to upgrade your driving experience in Springfield with a new vehicle, many dealerships in the area –– including Mercedes-Benz of Eugene –– will be prepared to buy your old vehicle from you, either through a buyback program or a trade-in. You can avoid the hassle of a private sale, and once you get your offer you can either apply it to your next purchase or take the offer and sell your car outright. Learn more about how to sell or trade in at a dealership with Mercedes-Benz of Eugene, below.

How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work?

So, how does the process of selling your car to a dealership work? If you’re preparing to sell your vehicle to a dealership in the Roseburg area, here are some important steps to take:

  • Give Your Car Some TLC: Before presenting your vehicle to a dealership, having it washed and detailed can go a long way to make it more appealing.
  • What Are the Benefits of Your Car?: Write out a list of standout features your car is equipped with, as well as any valuable parts and accessories like a roof rack or recently replaced tires it will come with. You should let the dealership know about anything that’s not a stock feature — and if you have a maintenance history, include that as well.
  • Have Your Car Title at the Ready: You can make the whole process run more smoothly if you have the car title ready to go at the point of sale.
  • Do Your Research: We make it easy for you: used our value your trade tool to get an idea of what your vehicle worth. It’s a good idea to know what to expect, though there are many things that can impact your vehicle’s value.

What the Dealership Process Entails

Once you’ve followed the steps above to prepare yourself and your car for the sale, here’s what you can expect from the actual dealership process:

  • Schedule an Appointment Beforehand: We’re happy to work with any of our Springfield or Roseburg drivers who drop by, but if you schedule an appointment, we can be prepared to appraise your vehicle immediately and save you time.
  • Appraisal: The associate you’re working with may inspect your vehicle themself or bring it to our service center for inspection by a technician. After inspecting your car, we’ll be able to determine its value.
  • Respond to Your Offer: After determining the value of your vehicle, we’ll make you an offer. Even if you aren’t interested in trading in toward a new or used car from us, we’re still interested in buying yours, too!

What Are the Advantages of Selling to a Dealership?

When you want to sell your car, there are several reasons to do so at a dealership rather than through a private sale in Corvallis:

  • Less Time & Effort Involved: There’s a lot of time and effort to be saved by selling your car to a dealership. You won’t have to list it anywhere, communicate with buyers, or take the time to meet with buyers so they can see and drive the car.
  • Make Your Next Purchase More Affordable: If you trade in your car at the dealer, you can apply its value directly toward your next purchase. You can save on a down payment or lower the total purchase price a significant amount.
  • Pay a Smaller Sales Tax: If you trade in your old car and purchase your new car from the same dealership, you only need to pay a sales tax on the difference between your trade-in offer and the price of the new vehicle.

We Want to Buy Your Car in Eugene!

At Mercedes-Benz of Eugene, we make it easy for Springfield and Roseburg drivers to sell their old cars. To get started with us today, reach out to our finance center and set up an appointment in Eugene. Before your visit, you can browse our new Mercedes-Benz inventory online to find your ideal luxury vehicle. Then, apply for financing to get pre-approved! Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a long-time Mercedes-Benz customer, our team is here to help.

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