3 reasons why you should sell your car to a car dealer

Are you thinking of selling your car? Want to upgrade your current model? Or just want some extra money?

You may think that you can get more money by selling your car privately, but it could actually cost you more than you think.

Here are 3 reasons why you should sell your car to a car dealer:


Often the go to way of selling your car is selling it privately through car listing websites. Selling your car privately is a time-consuming task. You have to take photos of your car, create advertisements and connect with multiple leads. It doesn’t end there, once you start to get leads you will need to start taking each lead out for a test drive. You will then need to negotiate the price of the car and go through documentation. This process is so exhausting and ends up costing you in the long run. 

When you sell your car directly to a dealer you simply just drive your car into a local dealership and they will provide you with a quote. If you accept the deal all you need to do is exchange documents and you will be on your way. Money in your back pocket instantly!

Selling your car to a dealer removes all the manual time-consuming tasks involved with selling privately.


Getting the best leads for your car costs money. Listing your car on popular car sales websites will cost you around $100 per lister for a standard advertisement. Standard ad placements have proven to provide minimal results for sellers. To get the best traction for your car you will need to pay hefty advertising fees. Premium advertisement listings set you back over $200 on average.

There are also ongoing costs. You will need to make sure the car is maintained, have enough petrol for test drives and is registered. The longer your car stays in your driveway the more you will end up paying.

Selling your car directly to a dealer avoids all the hefty ongoing costs of selling privately. Once you and the dealer reach an agreement your car will be handed over immediately.

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Trade in:

Have you found your dream car, but it is just a tad out of your price range? The best way to solve this issue is by trading in your current car to a dealer. This is a win-win for both parties. The value of your car can be added onto your deposit, and the dealer gets a new vehicle to sell, you both win! 


Selling your car to a dealer has many advantages that could save you time and money. Selling to a dealer removes the manual hassles that come with selling privately. 

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