Selling Your Car at a Dealership

September 30th, 2021 by
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Dealerships from all around Plymouth will offer to buy or allow you to trade in your current vehicle— whether or not you’re purchasing a new vehicle from them. This is great news for Ann Arbor area residents who are looking to get rid of an extra vehicle or return some capital to their bank. No matter your situation, read below to learn more about selling your car at a dealership— courtesy of our team at Victory Honda of Plymouth!



Benefits of Selling Your Car to a Dealership

There’s plenty of reasons to consider selling your car to a dealership vs. a private seller. Here’s some of our most notable benefits for customers selling a vehicle to us:

  • Save Time & Avoid Hassles: Avoid the hassles and dangers of selling your car privately and ultimately end up saving time.
  • Lower Your New Car Price: Selling your vehicle as a trade-in will put that value toward the purchase of a new car, thus lowering cost on the new vehicle.
  • Save on Your Taxes: When you trade-in your current vehicle, you only pay the sales tax on the difference between the trade-in value and the cost of your new car.

How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work?

Selling or trading in your car to a dealership like Victory Honda of Plymouth is fast and secure, and can certainly work out well in your favor, especially if you stick to the below tips:

  • Clean Up Your Car: Having your car washed or even detailed prior to sale will certainly give a better first impression, possibly resulting in a higher value.
  • Write Down the Benefits Of Your Car: Collect any documentation on your vehicle’s maintenance history, as well as any additional features or accessories purchased.
  • Have Your Car’s Title on Hand: You’ll save time and get your offer faster by having all relevant documents, such as your car’s title, on hand.
  • Research Your Car’s Value: Use tools from popular sites such as or Kelley Blue Book (or our websites trusted Trade-In Value Tool) to get an estimate of your vehicle’s value. You can use this number to negotiate a sale price.

What to Expect at the Dealership

Now that you’ve done the legwork of preparing your vehicle for sale, it’s time to drive your soon to be cash-cow to the dealership! For the most part, you can expect the rest of the process to go as follows:

  • Make an Appointment: You’re more than welcome to walk into our Plymouth showroom, but making an appointment ensures that we have someone available to work with you immediately!
  • Used Car Manager: We’ll introduce you to our Used Car Intake Manager, who will run a report on your vehicle (if available) and begin the rest of the buying process, which starts with the next step.
  • Inspection: In many cases, our Used Car Intake Manager will conduct the vehicle’s inspection themselves, but they may call on the help of our certified technicians from time to time.
  • Consider the Offer: You can accept the offer or go to another dealership to see if you can get a better offer, it’s always smart to shop around! We strive to make a fair offer on every vehicle, though!

Sell Your Car to Victory Honda of Plymouth Today!

We’re eager to speak with you in regards to trading in or selling us your vehicle, as we’re always on the lookout for good used vehicles! Not only does it benefit the size of our inventory for other Detroit locals to browse, it also helps put some cash back in your pocket! We recommend contacting our finance center online if you’re looking into selling your current vehicle – or stop by today and talk to one of our sales representatives!


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