How to Sell a Car at a Dealership

car for sale sign on a used vehicle


We’ve helped lots of Fairfield customers just like you to sell their Mercedes-Benz vehicles for a good price. How does selling your car to a dealership work? It’s simpler than you might expect. Just follow the guide below on how to sell a car at a dealership. We also talk about the specifics of how to sell a car in CT.

The Prep Work: How Does Selling Your Car to a Dealership Work?

There are some simple things you can do to make sure your car is ready to be sold at the best price. Follow these steps:

  • Clean your car. Comprehensive detailing for the interior and the exterior could help you fetch a higher price.
  • Make any repairs that make financial sense. Focus on small things like dents and scratches, but don’t try to fix major mechanical issues.
  • Gather your maintenance history. Proving the your vehicle has been well maintained could help it fetch a much higher price.
  • Make sure you have your title, if applicable. If you’re still paying off your loan, your lender may possess the vehicle’s title. We’ll need to contact them to acquire it.
  • Know the value of your car before selling it. Do research on independent websites and save any estimates you get for your negotiation.
  • Choose a Westport area dealership, like Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield.

How to Sell a Car in CT

So, how does selling your car to a dealership in Connecticut work as opposed to selling it to selling it to a private party? Compared to taking your next steps on your own, it’s much easier to sell your Mercedes-Benz (or any other used vehicle) to a dealership.

Still on the fence? Let’s talk about how to sell a car in CT to a dealership and how to sell one to a private party:

How to Sell a Car to a Dealership

  • Take your car and title to the dealership and submit it for inspection.
  • Decide whether to accept or reject the offer.
  • Let the dealership take care of all the paperwork.

How to Sell a Car to a Private Party

  • Completely fill in and sign the back of the Certificate of Title
  • Create a Bill of Sale (you must create your own form) that contains the following information: name and address of purchaser, name and address of seller, description of vehicle (make, model, year, color, and vehicle identification number), sales price, date of sale, signature of seller.
  • Make a copy of the Bill of Sale and the Certificate of Title and retain it for your records.
  • Remove your license plates from the vehicle.
  • Cancel your registration with the DMV (insurance must be maintained until this happens).
  • Make sure the new owner registers the vehicle.

Sell Your Car to Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield

Are you ready to sell your Mercedes-Benz automobile and pick out your next new or used car? Bring it in to Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield. We’ll make sure you get the fairest offer possible. If it’s time to move on to your next car, why not look at our special offers on new cars or find out what to look for when buying pre-owned? We’re conveniently located near both Norwalk and Weston. So, drop by or contact us today!

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