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How to Protect Yourself When Selling a Used Vehicle at Davey Auto Sales

Those apprehensive about not only privately selling their vehicle, but also to a dealership, have no need to be when both selling to Davey Auto Sales and keeping in mind a few important tips. Always do your research in not only knowing how much your vehicle is worth, but also about the dealership and its process. Be honest about the state of your vehicle and don’t misrepresent it with false claims about its condition. Gather all of your paperwork, from ownership to repair history, to back up your continued care of your vehicle over its lifetime. Follow along with us and explore these tips on how to best protect yourself and your vehicle when selling to a dealership such as ours.

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Research & Know Your Vehicle’s Value

First, you must understand the process that comes with selling your vehicle. While we aim to make the sale as fast as possible, often getting you cash within the same day, there are many procedures that must be followed, from evaluation to inspection to dealing with the money. All of this is done to help safeguard you every step of the way. We can help you find out your vehicle’s worth, online and through an in-person trade value inspection, which will allow you to honestly understand what you may get for your vehicle, and what may not be feasible. Understand both the comprehensive selling process and what your vehicle is worth, and you won’t be met with any selling surprises.

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Be Honest About Your Vehicle

Either when finding your guaranteed trade value through our tool online, or getting it evaluated in person, be honest about the state and condition of your vehicle. While it may seem attractive to massage the truth about your vehicle to hopefully get a better price, our inspection and valuation will ultimately determine the price for the vehicle. Don’t make false claims regarding your vehicle, especially when it comes to the safe driving of it now and for future drivers, and especially when service and repair can help nullify any misgivings about your trade-in. Be honest and upfront on the state of your vehicle, to protect yourself, our dealership team and the next driver.

Get All of Your Paperwork in Order

Paperwork is the best way to provide proof of the history of what your vehicle has gone through. You need to be prepared when you sell your vehicle not only with the actual physical vehicle in top shape, but with its related paperwork as well that supports its ownership and service history. Repair paperwork and maintenance documents serve to prove your care over your vehicle, showing that you put the time, money and effort into maintaining your vehicle, which can pay dividends in getting it evaluated to a higher price given its durable and trusted state. Plan ahead, get your paperwork in order, protect yourself and your vehicle, and make the selling process easy.
If you’re ready to trade in your vehicle, or just have a few questions about the trade-in process, please don’t hesitate to contact our Davey Auto Sales team, today, and we’ll be happy to assist.

Jan 26th, 2022