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Will a dealership take my car as a trade in?
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2020-12-15
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Many times our customers come into Hartland Automotive Sales looking for a new car. We are happy to take in their trade-ins to make the sales process a little bit easier. We can do this trade-in to save you a step when you purchase a car, getting rid of an old option and leaving with a new one.

Will a Car Dealership do an Even Trade?

This will depend on the car you are trying to purchase and the one you would like to sell. Dealerships will do an even trade if they are able to get more value out of it than they are giving to you. In most cases, this means that you will need to pay retail for yours but they will give wholesale on the other end.

If the dealership does not get more value than they are giving, then they have no interest in doing a deal that is an even trade. The sales team needs to see some profit in there, or they just worked for free. And there is no profit in just swapping cars of equal value. Often if you are getting an even trade, that is a sign that you are getting less than what you could in other situations. But if you want something that is quick and efficient, that may be the best bet to go with.

Can You Sell Your Car to a Dealership without Trading It In?

Yes, you can sell your car to a dealership without having to trade it in. the exact process you will use depends on which dealership you decide to work with. Some will make the process easy while others may add in a few more hoops for you to jump through. Be aware that often the amount that you get for your car when you sell it is lower than the value of the trade-in. This protects the car dealership and helps ensure they will make some more money from the purchase.

Is It Better to Trade a Car In or Sell It?

This will depend on your goals and how much work you would like to put into selling the vehicle. A trade-in may not make you as much money as directly selling the vehicle, either to a car dealership or someone else, but it is quick and efficient. You can sell the vehicle and purchase another one al at the same time. Selling a vehicle on your own takes time, meeting with others and discussing the price.

When you do a trade-in, all of the work is taken care of for you. It is quick, you do not need to answer a lot of questions or phone calls or emails, and you will still get a fair price on your vehicle while driving away with a new one.

If you are interested in trading in your current vehicle or just purchasing something new, then visit us at Hartland Automotive Sales. We are happy to assist you with all of your car buying needs. Whether you want to purchase something new or used, we are here to help. Contact us today to get started. 

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