Trading in Your Car vs. Selling It Yourself

September 11th, 2018 by

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When it comes to selling your vehicle, you have two options: trading in your car vs. selling it yourself. Both are viable options no matter your vehicle type or condition, and each one comes with its own set of pros and cons. If you’re looking to sell your vehicle, this information below will help you.

How to Trade in a Car

Trading in a car is done so through a dealership. Through this process, you bring your vehicle into a local dealership and allow them to value your trade by doing a thorough inspection. Once this process is over, the dealership will let you know what the car is worth. Then, you can either opt to accept the cash upfront or put it towards the cost of a new vehicle.

  • Pros: Quick and painless
  • Cons: Could get less than what you’d get by selling the car yourself

If you want to trade in a car near Monroe, Middletown Honda is a great choice. We make the process simple and easy.

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How to Sell a Car

If you’re more interested in selling your vehicle, you can do so on your own. Have an idea of what the vehicle is worth, and then advertise that it’s for sale. This can be done by posting it on online or print sales sites, putting a for sale sign in the window, or letting friends and family members know.

  • Pros: Could get a great deal
  • Cons: Could potentially take a long time and need to be aware of scammers
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Visit Middletown Honda Today

No matter if you trade in a vehicle or sell it yourself, be sure to visit Middletown Honda to purchase your new vehicle for your Warwick commute. We have a great selection of models to choose from, and our staff will walk you through leasing or buying a vehicle, including what you need to qualify and your insurance options. Use our lease calculator or apply for financing to see which option makes sense for you.