Selling Your Car

How Does Trading in a Car Work?

By Cars.com editors on Tue May 09 09:00:18 GMT-06:00 2017


CARS.COM — You're ready to get rid of your current car and want to get into something new. For many car owners, there's nothing easier than trading in a car to a local dealer. That way, you avoid the time… Read More

How Does Trading in a Car Work?

By Cars.com editors on Tue May 09 09:00:18 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — You're ready to get rid of your current car and want to get into something new. For many car owners, there's nothing easier than trading in a car to a local dealer. That way, you avoid the time… Read More

How to Create a Picture-Perfect Ad

By Cars.com Staff on Sat Oct 01 03:31:08 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — Take photos that show shoppers why they should buy your car. Fill the entire frame of the picture without your car being cut off. Then follow these tips to select the right photos: Highlight Special Features Show buyers… Read More

Prepare to Sell

By Cars.com Staff on Fri Sep 02 14:52:48 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — When selling your car privately, take a cue from dealers and make the car as attractive as possible. Use these guidelines: Start by cleaning your car thoroughly. Wash and wax the exterior, remove all interior and trunk clutter,… Read More

What's the Best Way to Take Payment for My Used Car?

By Cars.com Staff on Fri Sep 02 03:31:57 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — Whether you're dealing with a buyer in person, via email or over the telephone, always be careful when accepting payment. Scam artists are good at what they do; remember these steps to make yourself less vulnerable: Never wire… Read More

How Do I Contact a Buyer for My Used Car?

By Cars.com Staff on Fri Sep 02 03:31:54 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — You can include several forms of contact information for potential buyers when you place your ad. Providing both a phone number and an email address will increase your chances of receiving inquiries quickly. If you receive a voicemail… Read More

How to Transfer Ownership When You Sell Your Car

By Cars.com Staff on Fri Sep 02 03:31:43 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — You decided to post an ad and you found a buyer. Now it's time to say goodbye to your car. A few last-minute reminders: Don't jump the gun; make sure the sale is secure. If you accepted payment… Read More

How to Close Your Used-Car Deal

By Cars.com Staff on Fri Sep 02 03:31:37 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — Transferring ownership to the buyer is easy, but details vary by state. We list a few guidelines regarding this part of the transaction, but check with your local Department of Motor Vehicles for location-specific details: Before potential buyers… Read More

How to Avoid Used-Car Scams

By Cars.com Staff on Fri Sep 02 03:31:36 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — Along with the number of consumers conducting transactions online, internet fraud has increased during the past several years. Big-ticket transactions are a primary target, but that shouldn't discourage you from selling your car on your own. Go for… Read More

Price Your Car Right

By Cars.com Staff on Fri Sep 02 03:31:30 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — The key to selling your car is pricing it wisely. A common problem among private-party sellers is overpricing. Avoid that mistake by doing some initial research: Determine your car's value with the Cars.com vehicle valuation pricing tool. The… Read More

Donate Your Car

By Cars.com Staff on Fri Sep 02 03:31:28 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — If you think your car won't fetch much as a trade-in and don't want the trouble of selling it yourself, you can always explore the possibility of donating it to charity. It's an act of good will, and… Read More