Selling your car to a dealership? You have three alternatives when selling your car to car dealers: private sale, consignment sale, or trade-in. Here are some tips to ensure you get the best price when selling your car.

Figure Out the Value 

Knowing the value of your car will help you to ensure you are getting the right price. There are several valuation tools to help you figure out the value of your vehicle. Don’t rely on estimators though. You need to do your research or bargain with a dealer to get the best price. Factors that can affect the total value of your vehicle include fluctuations in the used car market and petrol prices, or the popularity of your vehicle at the time of selling.

Try an Instant Cash Offer 

An instant cash offer (ICO) is a hassle-free way to sell a used car to a dealer. An ICO lets you compare prices from prospective buyers and see which price best fits your car and how much your car is worth. Simply make your car information available to the dealer or visit the dealership and they will make you an offer. 

Pros and Cons of a Trade-In 


  • You can negotiate the trade-in value of your car
  • You can get a good deal for your car if you negotiate with the dealer
  • A trade-in is a quick and simple way to sell your vehicle 


  • You won’t get much money for a trade-in 
  • Salespeople can be tricky and cheat you out of your money’s worth. Make sure you go to a reputable dealership
  • You won’t know if you received the best deal unless you do your research

Keep your Expectations in Check

Selling your car to a dealership is the best way to ensure you receive what your car is worth. It is simple and doesn’t require tons of paperwork and the communication that comes with selling your car online. Have some patient when you visit a dealer and keep your expectations in check. Don’t get disheartened if you get receive the price you want. Certain factors can influence the price of a car such as if you have an old car, previous repairs are done on your car, or if your car contains scratches and dents. 

Whether you are selling your Nissan Micra, Nissan Almera, or Renault Sandero, Earn-A-Car can offer you competitive prices for your vehicle. Give us a call today if you plan on selling your car to a dealership.