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You're Just a Few Steps Away from Selling Your Car!

Selling your car yourself is a hassle. Selling your car to Driveo is easy! This is how we do it.

How It Works

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oneTell Us about Your Ride

Our short form will walk you through a few basic questions about your car and the condition it's in. You can include some photos and the vin number, but neither are required to get your offer.

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twoGet a Quote in Minutes

We'll appraise your car based on the information you provided and email you a trusted Driveo quote, valid for 30 days. Our offer is fast, but not automated or instant. A Driveo team member will do market research in order to give you a quote that is fair and likely higher than most dealers or car buying services. Once you've got your quote, selling your car is easy. Just schedule an appointment for a day and time that works for you.

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threeCruise In, Cash Out

Your quote is valid for 30 days, giving you plenty of time to make an appointment and stop by Driveo. During your appointment, we'll verify the information you provided and may adjust the quote for any awesome features you might have missed and present you with a final offer. Keep in mind that all discrepancies may be adjusted for as well. We then hand you a check and you're done. We take care of all the paperwork and you get to leave with cash in hand, it's that easy!

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fourCatch a Ride, on Us

Enjoy a complimentary ride to anywhere in San Diego county. Relax, tell your friends and pat yourself on the back for closing a great deal!

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Our Pricing Advantage

At Driveo, we want to give you the tools to make the best decision. Our quotes are transparent, competitive and are based on real market research, not just book values!

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What Does Our Quote Look Like?

Unlike traditional dealerships and car-buying services, we also consider trade-in value and private party sale price when evaluating your car to give you a fair quote.

Our quote shows you how much your car is worth to local dealers and the amount you could get for selling your car yourself. The Driveo number will fall in between, giving you the power to choose and the knowhow to make the right decision.

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Real Numbers, Honest Offers

At Driveo, we believe that a truly accurate appraisal can't be automated. Before we can give you an offer, we have to do our homework too. Our offers are based on real market research. We check book values, auction data and we even compare your car to similar vehicles listed for sale in order to provide you an offer that is real, honest and competitive.

Our goal is to offer you a reasonable price for your car, why else would you come to us? We'll typically offer you more money than most traditional dealers or car buying services (up to $1000 more) by finding a number that leaves everyone happy!

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Why We Can Pay More

Used cars go on a long journey before reaching their new owners.

You get a low offer at trade-in due to the several parties wanting to profit from selling your car; they include at least the trade-in dealer, the wholesale dealer, the auction where your car is sold, transport companies and, finally, the used car dealer.

At Driveo, we've cut out all the middlemen by buying directly from you, so you get more cash for your ride and we get to sell more cars to happy new owners!

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What to Expect at Your Appointment

  • A Driveo team member will verify the information you provided, this includes a mechanical inspection and possibly a test drive.
  • The quote will then be adjusted to reflect any discrepancies. We're happy to raise our quote for any great features you didn't mention in the form, but that means any unfavorable findings may result in a lower final offer.
  • Hate paperwork? We handle all of that for you, making selling your car even easier.
  • If you're happy with our offer, we hand you a secure payment and you're done!
  • We'll even give you a ride to anywhere in San Diego, on us.

What to Bring

  • All keys and remotes to the car
  • Service records, if you've got them
  • Current registration and title, if available
  • Driver's license or valid ID

Tips to Make Your Visit Even Easier

  • Make sure to take all personal items out of the car.
  • Don't worry about smog tests before the sale, we'll handle it.
  • No need to wash and detail your car either.
  • Car not paid off? Please have the payoff information ready. We'll send a payment to your bank and give you the difference between the agreed upon price and the amount you owe. Any negative equity or remaining financial obligations should be paid to Driveo at the time of sale in order to send a full payoff to the lender.
  • All legal owners must be present, please contact us if you are not sure if all owners are necessary.

Any lingering questions or concerns?
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We're dedicated to you, San Diego!

Excellent experience

Excellent experience. Got a return call quickly after my inquiry. They were very professional and did everything they said they would do.


San Diego, CA

$2000 more

$2000 more than any other company (including Toyota Dealership) for my trade-in


El Cajon, CA

Well Done

You can theoretically make a little more selling your vehicle yourself, however, you have to spend time showing, negotiating and hoping the funds you receive are authentic.


Little Italy

Driveo is amazing!

Driveo is amazing! I needed to sell my car out of a lease and Ayrat was incredibly helpful. I was in and out in under 25 minutes and they gave a fair and generous offer.

Kaitlyn C.

San Diego

The best car selling experience

They gave me the best quote of any dealership as well. I highly recommend starting here if you are looking to sell your car.

Brad S.

Chula Vista

Great experience

Got a check within 1 hour for more that I would have got as a trade in. Driveo paid for the Ubber drive back to my home in Temecula. Highly recommended.

Cedric K.


We just sold a car at Driveo

The entire process took about 45 minutes until we had a check. We were happy with the offered amount and they even offered us a free ride home.

Sean A.

Del Mar