The Five Best Reasons to Sell or Trade-In Your Used Car to Us

Got a used car you want to sell? You may have heard that you can get a higher price by selling it yourself, but you might be better of by selling or trading it in to us at Ruge's Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Rhinebeck, NY. We're always in the market for good used cars, and we can give you a better total experience if you trade in your car or let us buy it from you, even if you don't buy a car from us. Here are five reasons why.


One: Selling Your Car Takes More Time Than You Think

First there's the time required to thoroughly clean your car, to get it looking as much like new as possible. It's especially time-consuming if you do all that yourself. There's also the time to fix any needed repairs that might keep your car from selling. That means trips to your local mechanic in Poughkeepsie, NY, and of course, it means a lot more time if you do all the work yourself.

Two: Save On the Costs of Detailing

To get the most for your vehicle, and to sell it in a timely way, you'll need to have it professionally detailed. People in Kingston NY who buy cars from a private party expect them to look like they're in new condition, just like vehicles on a dealer lot. That can cost you hundreds of dollars. When you trade in your vehicle to Ruge's  Chrysler Dodge Jeep, you save on those costs, allowing you to make a larger down payment.

Three: We Handle the Advertising and Selling, Not You

Selling your vehicle privately means you'll have to invest in advertising, and there's no guarantee that the process will be either quick or easy. You'll have to spend the time to research current prices for cars like yours, and even more time to write an effective ad and post it on websites. After all that work, you still haven't spoken to somebody who can actually buy your car, and you don't know how long it will take for your car to sell.

Even "free" advertising platforms require time to create the right message and take quality photos. Very often, people will contact you, so you have to stay home waiting for them, and then they never show up. That's more wasted time for you. Leave the selling to us at Ruge's  Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Rhinebeck, NY and you can get on with your life.

Four: Avoid the Risk of Selling Your Car to a Total Stranger

Selling your car privately leaves you at risk of getting ripped off. There are plenty of ways that bad guys can take your car from you without actually paying for it. Counterfeit bills have been used to buy used cars, with the seller thinking he's getting a cash deal. Sometimes con artists can hand you a check that will bounce, including what looks like a cashier's check that's really just a forgery. What's more, your vehicle can be stolen through a wire transfer or a PayPal transaction simply by the bad guys canceling the payment once they have your vehicle in their hands.

Perhaps the greatest risk: How trustworthy are the people coming to look at your car? Are they really just there to check out your home so they can break in later when you're away? Even if you meet at a neutral site, what assurance do you have that your "potential buyer" is safe to be around?

Five: Keep It Quick, Simple and Safe: Trade In Or Sell Your Car to Us

When you trade in your vehicle or sell it directly to us, it couldn't be easier. You get a fair market price immediately. If your car needs detailing and repair work, that's on us, not you. A process that could take weeks when you do it yourself can get done quickly and easily. Remember that we'll buy your used car even if you don't buy a car from us. If you want to make things even easier, do a trade-in. Just find the new or used car you want at Ruge's  Chrysler Dodge Jeep, sign a few papers, and drive away. Get the comfort and reassurance of dealing with a company that's been in business since 1935: Ruge's Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Rhinebeck, NY.