How to Sell a Car to a Dealership

June 25th, 2021 by
salesman passing over new car key

Lots of dealerships near the Wichita and Andover areas will offer to purchase your current vehicle through a buyback program or when you come in to buy a new Chevrolet, Ford vehicle. This program saves money on your next purchase, or you can take the offer without purchasing another vehicle. Whichever option you choose, learn how to sell a car at a dealership and what to expect when you visit our dealership below.

How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work? 

Selling your car to our dealership near Andover is an easy process: 

  • Clean Up Your Car: Increase your vehicle’s value by having it washed, detailed, and replacing small parts like windshield wipers or floor mats before bringing it to Don Hattan Dealerships. 
  • Write Down the Benefits Of Your Car: Having a detailed maintenance history record of your vehicle, a list of its additional features, and a list of its accessories like extra key fobs or bike mounts also increases its value and makes it more appealing to dealerships.
  • Have Your Car’s Title on Hand: Having your vehicle’s title ready when you sell saves you time on the dealer’s end and gets your offer faster. 
  • Research Your Car’s Value: Use our trade-in value tool to get an approximate value for your vehicle.
  • Pick Your Dealership Wisely: If you have a newer vehicle, most Maize dealerships will buy no matter their inventory or the car’s initial condition. However, older vehicles will have an easier time selling at a used dealership.

What to Expect 

After preparing your car for sale, below is a look at how you can expect the process to go: 

  • Make an Appointment: Even though dealerships take walk-ins, it’s best to make an appointment so that the dealership knows you’re coming and has time to have the proper documents ready.
  • Used Car Manager: Most dealerships direct shoppers to a Used Car Manager or a salesperson to handle the sale. They’ll take your information, then run a vehicle history report on your car. 
  • Inspection: Typically, the Used Car Manager inspects the vehicle, or they’ll bring it to the service center for an inspection of its mechanical condition and quality.
  • Consider the Offer: You can accept the dealership’s offer or visit another dealership to try and get a better offer. 

What Are The Benefits of Selling Your Car?

Selling your vehicle to our Wichita dealership offers numerous benefits: 

  • Save Time & Avoid Hassles: Avoid the hassles of selling your car privately and save time. You won’t have to worry about listing your car online, fielding potential buyers, and inviting strangers to your Andover home for test drives. 
  • Lower Your New Car Price: Using your vehicle as a trade-in lets you apply the amount towards your new car. This offsets the price of your new vehicle and lowers your monthly payments. 
  • Save on Your Taxes: When you trade in your current vehicle and purchase another vehicle from Don Hattan Dealerships, you just pay the sales tax on the difference between the trade-in value and the cost of your new car. 

Sell Your Car to Don Hattan Dealerships Today!

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your ride or just sell your current vehicle, the team at Don Hattan Dealerships is here to buy your vehicle! Contact our finance center if you have any questions or if you need to schedule an appointment.


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