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How to Sell a Car at a Dealership

At Stephen Wade Toyota, we aim to make it as easy as possible for you to sell us your pre-owned car. With the help of the appraisal tool above, you will receive an instant offer to start the process. Let’s explore how to sell a car at a dealership and how to get the most out of the experience.

How to Use the Sell My Car Appraisal Tool

The Sell My Car appraisal tool only requires some basic information about your vehicle to give you an instant offer in seconds. You can look up your car by license plate number, VIN, or vehicle make and model. After you select your vehicle, you’ll be prompted to provide some details about its condition and features. From there, the system will use the information provided to generate a fair and accurate quote.

How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work?

Once you have your quote, it’s time to get your vehicle ready to sell to the dealer. First, take the time to wash your car inside and out so it can make a positive first impression. Locate the title, as you’ll need this crucial document to transfer ownership. It’s also a good idea to use resources like or Kelley Blue Book to research the value of your vehicle; this way, you’ll know if you’re getting the best price and can negotiate as necessary.

Once you’ve prepared your vehicle, here’s how to sell a car at a dealership:

  • Schedule an Appointment: You can certainly walk into any dealership in Washington or Santa Clara to sell your car, but making an appointment beforehand will ensure the dealer is ready and has all the documentation in order. Your appointment will likely be with a used car manager or salesperson.
  • Inspection: The dealership will examine your vehicle to confirm its condition and quality, usually by having the service department perform a brief but thorough inspection.
  • Consider the Offer: Once the dealer’s inspection is complete, they will make a firm offer. You then have the option of accepting it, negotiating another amount, or declining it altogether.

Sell Your Car to Stephen Wade Toyota

Now that you know how to sell a car at a dealership, you can start the process with confidence. Just enter your vehicle information above and click on “Look up your car.” If you have questions or need assistance, feel free to contact us or stop by our St. George showroom at your convenience. We’re just a short drive from Hurricane. When you sell your car to Stephen Wade Toyota, you can count on a fair price and a smooth experience at every step.