Tips for Selling Your Car

Tips and strategies on how to successfully sell or trade in your car.

12 No-Fail Steps To Get the Most Money When Selling Your Car

Your car may be the most valuable thing you own. You've worked hard and made many payments to get that title. Whether looking for a new vehicle or just letting go of the monthly gas expense, you deserve to get the most you can out of selling your car. To this end, we've put together 12 no-fail...

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How to Qualify Prospective Buyers When Selling Your Car

Selling your car can be a hassle, and it doesn’t stop after listing your car and putting a “For Sale” sign in the window. In seeking sales leads online, you’ll answer emails and phone calls, perhaps dozens, before making the sale, which can take an average of 60 days. Often, a lot of...

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Selling Your Car? Here is All the Paperwork You Will Need (California Edition)

Selling a car in California can be easy or complicated - depending on the situation. Usually, when you trade in or sell your car at a new or used car dealership, you sign a few papers and you are done. The dealership takes care of all the paperwork. However, if you want or need to sell your...

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Should I Sell My Car to a Friend?

The time has come to sell your used car and buy another one. Maybe you’ve decided that you need a roomier vehicle, or you’re commuting longer distances to and from work and want an auto that gets better gas mileage like a hybrid or even an electric car. Options on the table include selling...

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I Want to Trade in My Car but it’s Not Paid Off

Something we’ve heard people say many times over the years is “I want to trade in my car, but it’s not paid off.” People often think they will not be able to trade in their vehicle if they are still making payments on the auto loan. If you’ve been wondering how you can trade in a car...

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Should I Sell My Car Before 100,000 Miles?

Should I sell my car before 100,000 miles? The answer to that question depends on how you answer several other questions that will help you figure out whether or not you should sell your car. If it turns out that you should sell your car, we’ll also give you some guidelines for how to go...

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Evaluating Your Car’s Condition

Evaluating your car’s condition is the very first thing you must do when you decide it’s time to sell your car. Why? The reason is simple: You need to get a clear idea of what your car is worth, but it depends on a number of variables. Besides the make/model, year, and mileage, the factor...

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How to Get the Most Money When You Trade in Your Car

It’s a well-known fact that if you trade in your car, you’ll probably get less money for it than you would by selling it privately yourself. However, the “for sale by owner” route can take a lot of time and effort, oftentimes more than people are willing to invest in the process....

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When is it a Good Idea to Sell Your Car Yourself?

Whether you’ve been driving it for 3 years or 20 years, at some point you will probably decide it’s time to sell your car. Perhaps you’ve been driving a small car and you’re now ready to start a family and need a bigger vehicle. Maybe it’s approaching a certain mileage milestone and...

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When Selling Your Car Yourself is Not a Good Idea

If you’ve been thinking about whether or not selling your car yourself makes sense, there are lots of arguments for it and against it. We’ve approached this question in two different ways: One way is to consider when it is a good idea and the other way is to consider when it is not a good...

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