6 Top Customer Appraisal Questions
Just like buying a car, selling a car is a big financial transaction. You may be familiar with Del Toro auto sales one of the best places to find a used vehicle in Auburn and buy used cars, but you can also count on us as an easy and convenient way to sell a car.
We're here to help answer your questions and share some tips so you can sell your car with confidence.
Here are the top 6 questions about selling a car that we've heard from customers like you.
1. I WANT TO SELL MY CAR. WHAT IS MY CAR WORTH?
Many owners overestimate the condition and value of their car, so it's smart to do a little research. There are quite a few online resources that can provide you with general guidance and help you estimate how much you can get for your car.
To get an offer for your car, bring your car to Del Toro auto sales for an appraisal. Our trained appraisers take into account the following factors when evaluating your car:
Keep in mind that when trading in your vehicle minor imperfections have little impact on our appraisal offer, but major defects like frame or flood damage do.
2. CAN I GET MORE MONEY FOR MY CAR IF I SELL IT MYSELF?
There are pros and cons to selling your car yourself. Going through Craigslist or similar websites may get you more money for your car. But for many people, the amount of time it takes and the uncertainties of dealing with strangers make it simply not worth the hassle.
Many of our customers come to Del Toro auto sale in Auburn for an appraisal as a starting point. You can get an appraisal from us and check with other auto dealer or buyers. we know customers may want to 'shop around' and compare other offers to ours and that's okay.
3. HOW CAN I INCREASE HOW MUCH I CAN GET FOR MY CAR?
Getting last-minute maintenance or a thorough cosmetic detailing may help your car make a positive first impression on potential private buyers. To our appraisal team, however, the long-term maintenance and care of your car is what's most important. We also take in consideration if you will be buying a car from us. If you do the appraisal value may be higher than if we were to purchased your vehicle out right.
Another key factor is your car's mileage. Keeping the miles low on any car is a great way to minimize depreciation impact over time. We like to see trade- ins with less than 100,000 miles but we will more than happy to take a look at any vehicle even if it has a lot of miles.
What about after-market modifications and accessories - like a spoiler or a unique paint color? While these upgrades might make your car more distinctive, they may also limit your car's market appeal. However, certain upgrade packages that include options like leather seats and a Bluetooth connection may be beneficial when you're ready to sell.
4. IF I JUST GOT NEW BRAKES OR NEW TIRES. HOW DOES THAT AFFECT MY APPRAISAL OFFER?
Depending on the type of vehicle, new wear-and-tear components like brakes and tires can be a plus. High-end luxury and sports cars are often equipped with specialty high-performance tires and brakes, which can be expensive to replace so having new brakes will help to get a higher appraisal. In some vehicle replacing the timing belt after 100,000 miles can give us more confidence to pay a little more for your vehicle as long as paperwork is provided to show the repairs.
But keep in mind that this is not always the case. In some instances the average vehicle, by replacing these items may not significantly affect our appraisal offer. If you have any questions about your car's appraisal, your Del Toro Auto sales appraiser can provide you with a detailed explanation about the factors that influenced your offer.
5. CAN I NEGOTIATE IF I USE MY CAR AS A TRADE-IN?
Like we mention before one key difference about Del Toro auto sales is that our appraisal offer may different if you were to purchase a used vehicle from us. That's not always the case but you can try to negotiate the fact that you will be buying a car from us to get more money for your trade.
When you shop around for a dealer to buy your car, you have to be careful not to be tricked. You may be familiar with "flexible" trade-in values that are standard practice for many in the industry. Some dealerships will give you generous price for your old car, but not a fair price on the car you are about to purchase. It may mean you paid too much for your new used car.
6. WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME TO SELL MY CAR TO DEL TORO AUTO SALES?
Here are the requirements for selling your car .
What to bring with you:
Your car's title or payoff information
All parties listed on the title
Valid photo ID for all titleholders
All keys and remotes
Contact Del Toro auto sales if you have any questions about what you need to bring with you. Once you've sold your car, don't forget to contact your insurance carrier to let them know.
When you're ready to sell your car, Del Toro auto sales in Auburn is a great place to start. Please read our reviews online about how we treat our customer and how was their experience buying from Del Toro Auto Sales. We appraise many cars every year, and our goal is to make selling your car a quick and easy experience.