Posted Thursday, October 20, 2022
Today, there are several ways to sell your auto: friends and relatives (as practice shows, this is not the best option), ads on the internet, a trade-in or selling deals with a dealership. Let’s consider the selling process in detail.
Today, you can sell almost any used goods online – from cottages, vehicles, to branded bags. It would seem that each product has its buyer – but with at least one caveat: some products practically do not lose value and have high liquidity, and some items can lie on a virtual counter for months, waiting in the wings. This is also true when selling an auto.
At Indy Auto Man used car dealer center, we accept almost any cars in good condition, but in general, several factors may determine the demand for a particular vehicle in the secondary market.
Cars of the premium segment, oddly enough, lose their value faster. This is especially true for flagship models. These vehicles have considerable power characteristics and complex electronic systems. Because of this, they are expensive to maintain – and even more to repair. Therefore, most consumers, who can afford such models, prefer to buy them new and update their fleet every 3–4 years with the release of a new generation. Therefore, models of the budget segment are more liquid.
So if you want to sell a premium auto in Indianapolis, you have to consider that most people will not be ready to buy it used for a high price.
Even the most liquid car model in the secondary market may be sold for a very long time if its condition leaves much to be desired. Moreover, mileage is not always the most vital parameter. If a vehicle traveled 100,000 miles in a big city like Indianapolis and was serviced by an official dealer, its condition will be much better than that of a car after 50,000 miles on country roads with occasional lubricant updates in a garage workshop.
The external condition makes difference because it shows the owner’s attitude to the vehicle. A car with a body half-eaten by corrosion is unlikely to have an ideal technical condition. This means that a thorough pre-selling preparation is a must when selling a car privately.
The fact that an old car does not mean a bad one is not obvious to everyone. Selling an auto with 10 or 15 years of history is very difficult. Especially if you want to earn an adequate amount for it. Here, you will either have to look for a connoisseur of the model or learn to restrain the pressure of bargain lovers.
The number of owners also plays an important role: if you sell a car with a duplicate of the title, you should be ready for many questions and checks.
Finally, private buyers pay special attention to the equipment of the car. The hardest thing is to sell autos in the base and the highest trims(if we are not talking about premium models): few people want, on the one hand, to purchase an empty car, and on the other, overpay for sometimes unnecessary options.
Today there are many car selling and buying websites. However, posting ads on these platforms is shareware and requires special knowledge and skills. Find out more about online car sales in our guide.
Selling your car on your own means one main advantage:
However, there are also disadvantages:
If you value your time, selling an auto to a reliable dealership is much easier and faster than finding a buyer on your own. And if you want to buy a new car, then the trade-in deal will be an excellent option in terms of price and convenience. But if you have no plans for trade-in, it’s also a good option with Indy Auto Man. You can simply sell your car without any additional obligations here.
Your car selling experience is smooth and pleasant with Indy Auto Man. Schedule your appraisal in Indianapolis right now!