How to Sell a Car at a Dealership

Excited Couple Reviewing Trade in Offer with Salesman

If you’re in the Toledo market looking to trade in your current vehicle for a certified pre-owned one, you might be wondering, “How does selling your car to a dealership work?” Well, at Exceptional Motorcar and other Defiance dealers, we offer buyback programs when you come in to purchase a new vehicle. This will help you save money on your new vehicle or put some money into your pocket! Our sales team has put together a guide on how to sell a car at a dealership to ensure your process is seamless; read on below!

How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work? 

So how does selling your car to a dealership work? It’s a fairly easy process, just follow these steps on how to sell a car at a dealership: 

  • Clean Up Your Car: Take your car to a local Findlay car wash or detail shop to ensure every nook and crevice is cleaned. 
  • Write Down the Benefits Of Your Car: Keep record or write down a detailed maintenance history and features in your car. 
  • Have Your Car’s Title on Hand: Bring your vehicle’s title to the dealership to make the process easier and faster. 
  • Research Your Car’s Value: Use our value trade-in tool,, or Kelley Blue Book to see the market value of your vehicle. This figure can help you to negotiate your asking price with research and facts.
  • Choose Your Dealership Wisely: Check out a variety of local dealerships to ensure you’re getting the best service and offer.

What to Expect 

Now that you’re aware of the process on how to sell a car at a dealership, here is what you can expect: 

  • Used Car Manager: Lima dealerships will have you work directly with the Used Car Manager during your sale. They will run a history report on your vehicle and gather your information. 
  • Inspection: Depending on the Used Car Manager, they will inspect your vehicle or have a professional technician check for condition and quality.
  • Consider the Offer: Never accept the first offer! Review all your offers and accept the one that meets your financial needs. 

Sell Your Car to Exceptional Motorcar!

If you’re still unsure of the answer to, “How does selling your car to a dealership work?” Contact us at Exceptional Motorcar to schedule an appointment


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