5 Advantages of Selling Your Car to a Dealership

If you’ve been thinking about selling your old car, you’ve probably considered all your options including putting up an ad online and selling it yourself. Let us save you the hassle, time commitment, and potential loss of money to scammers. Selling your car to any OpenRoad dealership is the best way to get rid of your old car.

1. Convenient and Effortless

Used Car Lot

Attempting to sell a car yourself comes with the time-commitment of posting your own ads, responding to emails and messages, squeezing test drives into your busy schedule, and meeting up with strangers who may or may not even be that serious about purchasing your vehicle. Not to mention all of the paperwork that you have to go through when transferring over ownership and insurance. This long checklist of tasks may take weeks, even months to complete.

By selling your car to an OpenRoad dealership, you give all that responsibility to us. We will worry about finding the next owner for your car and will deal with all the paperwork that comes with it (that’s zero effort from you)! The time you will spend in a dealership for this? No more than a few hours.

2. Get Paid Instantly

Instant Cash

Most dealerships will pay you for your car the same day you sell it. No more waiting around for cheques or monthly payments to come in. This is especially important if you need immediate financial assistance.

3. Pay Fewer Taxes


Here in British Columbia, selling your car to a dealership may even cost you less in taxes if you purchase another car! This is because you only pay tax on the price difference between the car you are selling and the car you are buying. To give you an example, if you trade in your old vehicle for $10,000 and purchase a new vehicle for $25,000, you will only have to pay the tax on the price difference of $15,000 rather than the tax of the full $25,000.

If you sell the vehicle outside of a dealership, there will be no record of this transaction and you will end up paying the full tax on your next vehicle.

4. No Extra Maintenance


Selling your vehicle means making sure it’s in the best condition. If you are selling the vehicle yourself, that means paying out of pocket for any maintenance that would need to be done on your car. Any major repairs can add up quickly.

Selling your car to an OpenRoad dealership means that they will do all the after-market repairs for you. After assessing your vehicle, any costs after that will be shouldered by the dealership. No more worrying about finding a good mechanic or dealing with insurance to fix up your used car.

5. Sell Your Car for the Right Price


People often worry if they’re getting fair value for their cars when appraised by dealerships. Here at OpenRoad Auto Group, we’ve built a whole pre-owned department dedicated to making sure you go home assured that you received a fair valuation for your vehicle. 

Any of our OpenRoad dealerships will happily assist you if you wish to sell or trade in your used vehicle. Contact us for more information.

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Posted by Lia Ortiz

Lia Ortiz has been in the automotive industry for 5 years. Starting out as a public relations and events coordinator for Honda Philippines, she then moved to Vancouver and has worked as a Digital Marketing Strategist for OpenRoad Auto Group. She specializes in SEO, SEM, and Social Media Advertising (with a little bit of writing on the side).