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Are you ready for the new vehicle? Have you been finding yourself admiring all of the latest features and finding your own car a bit lacking?

Trading your car in for a newer model can be thrilling — but the hunt from dealership to dealership for the best deal isn’t. Did you know that there’s a better way to trade in your car?

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Trading In A Used Car: Is It Worth It?

Traditionally, trading in refers to the process of selling your car to a dealership, and the dealership compensating you by putting the money toward your new car. The downside to this is that not every dealership will offer you the best value for your car, nor will every dealership have the car you want on their lot.

When dealerships accept trade-ins, they have two choices of what to do with them. Newer, in-demand used models will go onto their used lots for resale. Filling the used lot doesn’t take long, however, and most trade-ins go to auction.

Because dealerships often won’t profit much from the sale of the used cars they accept, they don’t offer the car’s actual fair market value. This means you have to settle for less money than your current car is worth to put towards your new vehicle.

However, you don’t have to take this less-than-ideal offer. Instead, you should sell your car yourself and put the proceeds of the sale toward your new ride!

Selling Your Used Car: The Easier Option

Many people choose to trade in rather than sell their car themselves as they view the sale process as a hassle. If you sell the traditional method, then trading in at a dealership may indeed seem like the more convenient option.

However, the way cars are sold has changed a lot in recent years as more and more of the auto industry moves online. Gone are the days of making your own listing and scheduling test drives with prospective buyers. Now, there’s resources like CarBrain that match you with the best offer in your area.

CarBrain saves you the trouble of visiting every dealership in town by finding the best local quote for you. We only work with trusted buyers in your area, keeping you safe from scams.

Your quote from CarBrain is always guaranteed, and is good for seven days. That’s a whole week you can spend shopping for a new car rather than struggling to sell your old one!

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How To Sell Your Car With CarBrain

Selling your car with CarBrain is easy, and can be done from the comfort of your own home. Before you get your quote, there’s a few things you’ll need to do. First, empty your car completely. Don’t forget to check locations like your center console or glove compartment where personal items may be out of sight!

Once your car is emptied, you’ll need to take some pictures of it. Choose a bright sunny day and get several angles. This step is a great time to write down your car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) as you’ll be needing that too. To locate this number, look in the driver’s side of your windshield. It’s 17 digits long and unique to your car only.

The only other thing you’ll need to sell with CarBrain is your title. If you’ve lost your title or didn’t request a physical copy, don’t worry!

You’ll need to apply for a copy from your local DMV, which will be able to send you a new one in a week or two. Local requirements for this application may vary, but it’s generally very simple and just requires a copy of your license and registration, the car’s plate numbers, VIN, and title number.

The title number is eight digits long and you can find it on your registration. Once you’ve got your title and pictures, you’re ready to sell!

Next, simply upload your photos and VIN to CarBrain.com! You’ll get a quote in just 90 seconds. If you have any questions, our buyers can be contacted via phone, email, text, or our on-site messaging system.

Our quotes are guaranteed, so you’ll always receive the amount we promise before your car leaves your driveway.

All you have to do now is accept your quote and schedule your pickup! Towing is always free, as is title transfer. We can schedule your free pickup whenever is most convenient for you, and can be there in as little as 24-48 hours from the time you accept your quote!

When the driver arrives for pickup, you’ll need to hand over your keys and sign over your title. Doing the sign-over at this stage helps ensure your sale is final, safe, and legal. Then, accept your payment and watch your car be towed away!

Now that you’ve received the best possible price for your used car, you can put that money toward your next vehicle. Trade in your car for the best value in just days with CarBrain!


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