If you're considering selling or trading your car, now is a great time to do it. Fewer used cars have been coming onto the market recently, meaning that they're at a premium and sellers are getting top dollar. Once you decide to sell, a few options are open to you. You can sell it to a private buyer yourself, get somebody else to sell it for you, or you could let us buy your car.
At Hiley Buick GMC of Fort Worth, we appreciate that you have choices when it comes time to sell your current car or trade it in for a new vehicle. Here, we'll look at why now is the best time to sell your car, how to get a great deal, and why selling it to Hiley Buick GMC is your best option.
Why It's a Good Time To Sell Your Car
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Usually, the used car market moves at a fast pace as drivers continuously sell their cars to buy new models, creating a large turnover of pre-owned vehicles. However, in the current economic climate and the uncertainty it has caused, fewer people are buying new cars and are instead hanging on to their current vehicles longer. For similar reasons, more buyers are looking for pre-owned vehicles, creating increased demand.
Additionally, as we move toward greener energy, many people who are thinking of buying a new car are undecided whether to invest in an electric or hybrid vehicle. They might be putting off their decision to wait and see if the cost of electric vehicles comes down. For these reasons, pre-owned vehicles are in short supply, meaning that you could have a little more bargaining power than usual. If you're planning to sell your car anyway, it makes sense to take advantage of the current seller's market.
Selling Your Car Privately Is a Hassle
Selling your car privately takes effort and time, sometimes many weeks, and can actually cost you money. You need to take several steps to try and get the best price for your vehicle. Before advertising it, you should carry out any repairs that are needed to meet the safety standards. Then you need to detail your car, or pay to have it detailed, so that it looks its best for potential buyers.
You have to take some great-looking pictures of your vehicle and run some online ads at your cost. If you do all that right, you can get overwhelmed with answering calls, arranging viewings and test drives, and dealing with time wasters and tire kickers. When you eventually get a genuine potential buyer, they'll want to haggle over the price. Finally, when the deal's done, you have to transfer the registration.
It's Easy To Sell Your Car to Hiley Buick GMC
You may get a slightly lower price for your vehicle by selling it to our dealership than you would with a private sale. However, at Hiley Buick GMC of Fort Worth, we take all the hassle out of selling your car, whether you're buying another vehicle from us or not. You can start by finding out your car's value using the Hiley Cars convenient online form.
If you like what you see, bring your car into the dealership along with the service history and any receipts for maintenance and repairs. One of our professional assessors will inspect the car inside and out and take it for a short drive. After asking you a few questions about the car's history, the assessor will input the results of the inspection and information into our system to give you an accurate price for your vehicle.
Once we've made you an offer, you're not obliged to accept it. You're free to look elsewhere for a better deal or sell privately.
What You Need To Bring When You Sell Your Car
When you decide to sell or trade in your vehicle at Hiley Buick GMC, we'll need some documentation from you. You'll need your vehicle title, state identification, and current registration for the car. If you have an existing car loan, we'll also need a recent statement and the account number. If another person is named on the title, they will also need to come in to sign for the sale of your car. Then we'll take care of all the paperwork.
Tips for Selling Your Car
When you're selling your car, it's important to make a good first impression. If your vehicle is clean inside and out, it looks like it's been well cared for, and it's easier to inspect for any damage. It's advisable to have any minor repairs carried out to present your car in the best condition. While bigger faults might detract from the value of your vehicle, having them repaired could mean spending more than you'd lose. Be honest about your car's history, condition, and the maintenance and repairs that have been carried out.
Know What Your Car's Worth
You should do some research to find out the value of your car and be realistic about the price you're prepared to accept. Online auto pricing guides are easy to find, but bear in mind that they are guides and many factors can affect a vehicle's value. Make sure the information you enter regarding condition and mileage is accurate.
Check the price of the same car models for sale in your area with similar mileage and features. Take into account any modifications or improvements you've made to your car and how popular that model is in your locality. Even the time of year can make a difference with vehicles such as convertibles and four-wheel drives.
When you've done your research, you'll know that the offer you get from us at Hiley Buick GMC is a fair evaluation of your car.
Visit Hiley Buick GMC of Fort Worth, TX Today
If you decide to let us buy your car, visit us today at Hiley Buick GMC of Fort Worth
. Our friendly team will guide you through the entire process and help you enjoy the best experience at our dealership. If you have any queries about selling your vehicle, call us today at 682-224-7574. We're located at 3535 West Loop 820 South, Fort Worth, Texas, and we can be reached Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.