How to Sell a Car at a Dealership

Car-buying paperwork
Most dealers near Santa Fe have the ability to buy your current car from you when you want to trade in for something else. This lets you save money on your next vehicle or just get money for a car that’s not useful anymore to you. Whichever you choose, knowing how to sell a car at a dealership is critical. How does selling your car to a dealership work? Enchanted Mazda has a handy guide that will help you make the right choice in the automotive game.

How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work?

Selling your car to a Los Alamos dealership is simple:

  • Clean up your car. Have it washed, detailed, and make sure that small parts like windshield wipers and floor mats are looking their best. This is an easy way to improve your vehicle’s value.
  • Write down the benefits of your car. Have a detailed history of your vehicle’s maintenance record, a list of additional features, as well as a list of accessories. Stuff like extra key fobs and bike mounts will also increase the value of your car.
  • Have your car’s title on hand. If you’ve got the title ready when you sell, you’ll be able to save time throughout the process.
  • Research your car’s value. Tools like or Kelley Blue Book will give you a better grasp of how much your vehicle is worth. This is handy when the negotiation process happens.
  • Pick your dealership wisely. While Enchanted Mazda offers top dollar for trades, certain dealerships are looking for certain types of cars and you might find a better deal elsewhere.

Benefits of Selling Your Car

You’ll get these benefits when you sell your Espanola car with us:

  • Spend less time. Don’t mess around with a private party sale and let strangers into your home. When you come to the dealership, it’s all done professionally.
  • Lower your new car price. Using your vehicle as a trade-in means you’re applying your old vehicle’s value to your new one.
  • Save on taxes. When you trade in and upgrade, you only pay the sales tax on the difference between the trade-in value and the cost of your new car.

Sell Your Car to Enchanted Mazda!

If you want a new vehicle or just extra cash in your pocket, we’re the team to help you out. Fill out our contact form and someone from our team will get right back to you. As an alternative, you can inspect our vehicle finder service which accurately summarizes our selection in one convenient place.


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