Will you take my used car trade-in when I purchased a used vehicle?
Enthusiastically Yes! South County Buick GMC is interested in your used vehicle trade-in, whether you're looking to purchase a new car or truck, pre-owned vehicle, or are just wanting to get quick cash back for your used vehicle. Call us today or get your trade-in valued online to get started.
How can I find out how much my used vehicle trade-in is worth?
You can get started on getting a price for your trade-in online through our website. To begin, head over to our Value Your Trade page or give us a call if you should have any questions. Luckily, the trade-in estimate process is fairly quick and simple, so you should get a response back in a timely manner on your value price.
Is it better to sell or trade in MY car?
While it is possible (but not certain!) to get a better price if you sell your car privately, this is because a dealership will have to have some profit margin, but mainly because you will have to do all the work. When you add up the value of your time spent on prepping, advertising, and showing the vehicle, you might find that it wasn't such a good value after all.
It is important to decide how much financial advantage you might get from taking care of the sale yourself, and then compare it to your willingness to devote the time and effort. You can do this by checking the average value of your vehicle through Kelley Blue Book online. KBB is considered the standard for valuating your used vehicle and is a great place to start. Other great ways to compare prices are Edmunds.com, NADA.com, CarMax, Craigslist, and recently completed Ebay auctions.
Then figure out the prices and time spent on detailing the car, how you want to advertise it, and how you want to be contacted - will you be showing your car in person? You will also have to spend time handling all the paperwork. At that point, you can get a pretty good idea of the pros and cons of selling your vehicle privately vs. trade-in at our dealership.
Can i trade in a car that I am still paying for?
Absolutely. This is a very common way to get out of an old financing contract. The dealership will pay off the remaining loan balance and will deal directly with the company to get the title and handle all the paperwork. You can read more about this process in this useful article from US News: "How Does Trading In a Car Work".