Sell Your Car at Prieto Automotive and You Won’t Be Disappointed

Selling your car can be a big undertaking. But it does not have to be a dreadful experience. With the right mindset and guidance, selling your car to a dealership can actually be a relatively smooth and hassle-free experience. If you don’t believe us, keep on reading to learn more!

Below you will find some of our favorite tips to help prepare you for selling your car. And we’ll talk about why you should consider selling your car at Prieto Automotive, instead of other outlets such as Craigslist.

Tips for Selling Your Car

There are a lot of ways to sell a car. However, there is only a few ways that make it the best possible exchange for both you and the buyer. By following some, if not all, of the tips from below, we think you’ll increase the chances of a pleasant car-selling experience.


Exterior Tips for Selling a Car

The exterior of the car will be the first thing we see when we want to purchase a car. That is why we think the exterior should be in good condition. Now, we understand that over time, the exteriors of cars can get damaged.

But there are still a few things you can do to prepare it for selling:

  • Repair any major dents and scratches
  • Remove bumper stickers
  • Repair windshield cracks or chips
  • Replace any dysfunctional lights
  • consider new tires
  • Consider new brakes

Interior Tips for Selling a Car

Ideally, you will prepare the inside of your car for selling also. This means that you should take the time to get it looking good for the buyer, in this case, a dealership. By taking the time to clean up the interior of your car, you increase the chances of a more competitive price and make the buyer’s job easier.

Here are some things you can do to the interior of your car to prepare to sell it:

  • Remove any and all personal items
  • Clean the surfaces
  • Vacuum
  • Shampoo the carpets and seats (if cloth upholstery)

When To Price Higher

Deciding on the right price for your car can be difficult. The good news is that if you bring your car to us, we’ll make sure to offer a competitive price that is good for both parties.

When customers are thinking about the selling price of their vehicle, we recommend the following items, especially if they are trying to price higher:

  • The car’s warranty is not expired and is transferable
  • Regular maintenance has been performed throughout your ownership
  • New tires and brakes have been installed

When to Price Lower

On the other hand, it might be most strategic to consider a lower selling price. You might consider a lower price based on the following criteria:

  • You need a quick sale
  • The car requires some maintenance before being resold
  • The car has been in some accidents

Reasons Not To Sell Your Car on Craigslist

There are a lot of places car sellers take their cars. One of those places is Craigslist. Unfortunately, many transactions on Craigslist turn out to be less than satisfactory. For that reason, we actually recommend that you avoid websites like Craigslist when selling your car. Let us tell you why.

Craigslist Scams

Craigslist is notorious for being full of scammers and spammers. Whether you are in the market for buying or selling a used car, you are bound to interact with someone with sketchy motives.

Scammers on Craigslist may try to:

  • Get you to reveal personal or financial information
  • Include false information
  • Receive payment electronically, and without meeting in person
    Sell you a lemon

Craigslist Lack of Safety

Selling a car is a big deal and one that should be undertaken with the topmost caution. Unfortunately, there is a lack of safety when selling your car on Craigslist.

For one, you interact with complete strangers, and some with ulterior motives. And two, you are selling a high-value item that requires a large financial investment and the sharing of some personal information.

For those reasons, we think a dealership is the safer option for selling your car.

Too Much Bargaining

Many folks go to Craigslist because they are looking for a cheap deal, especially when it comes to car buying. Many potential buyers on Craigslist will do anything they can to try and get you to lower the price below the fair blue book value.

We understand some polite negotiating, but after a while, and especially after entertaining multiple visits and offers from a handful of people, the bargaining of Craigslist can become a headache.

Paperwork Is a Headache

Speaking of headaches, most people forget about the paperwork involved when selling a car. When you sell your car on a website like Craigslist, you are fully responsible for all the paperwork. On the other hand, dealerships, like Prieto Automotive are trained professionals in the paperwork process. We can help you manage the paperwork and streamline the process as much as possible.

Why You Should Sell Your Car at Prieto Automotive

With all that being said, we firmly believe the best place to sell your car is right here at Prieto Automotive. Keep on reading and we will tell you why.

Ease of Transaction

We are car buying professionals. We know the process well, and how to make it as easy for you as possible. From the pricing to the paperwork, we can help you throughout the entirety of the transaction to make sure that you are happy.

Competitive Pricing

We understand that you want to bring a competitive price to the table. We would do the same. That is why we offer competitive pay-outs based on fair market value for practically every type of vehicle in any condition.

Same Day Payment

Besides our competitive pricing, we can also offer same-day payment with a cash offer. There is literally no other way to get paid faster. If you are ready to sell your car, then we are ready to buy it. We can put money in your pocket straight away.

Safe Transaction

Above all, we offer a friendly environment and safe space to sell your car. We are professionals in the automotive industry, we respect our customers and love our community.

Contact us today, or bring your vehicle into the dealership, and we can strike a deal!