Should I Sell My Car Privately?​

If you are looking to sell your car, you might be wondering whether you should sell your car privately or through a dealership. Although you may get more money selling your car privately, this route requires effort and you must be willing to putting the time in. Once you have created an advertisement for your car you will need to:

  • Handle calls and emails from potential buyers.
  • Be willing to negotiate to get the right price.
  • Arrange viewings and test-drives.
  • Ensure you are being paid safely.
  • Manage all the relevant paperwork.

If you want to get rid of your current car as quickly as possible, selling to a dealership is the fastest and safest option. And if you are looking to purchase a new car, most dealerships provide a part exchange service where you can trade-in your used car as value towards the cost of your new vehicle.

The pros of selling to a dealership:

  • We will handle all the paperwork

If you would rather not have more paperwork to add to your to-do list, selling your car to a dealership is the best choice! We will handle all of the paperwork, leaving you free to consider new car options. When you sell to a third-party or private buyer, you are responsible for all the paperwork.

  • It’s easy and convenient

When you sell or part-exchange your used Nissan to a dealership you won’t need to find your way around car sales websites, write your own advertisements or deal with potential buyer communication. A dealership will manage the process of buying your car from start to finish taking all the stress away.

  • Free valuation

At Dorchester Nissan, we provide free car valuations so that you can find out how much your used car is worth to trade-in. Once you provide us with your car’s registration number, we will take into consideration the vehicles condition and trade value. Part-exchanging or selling your car to a dealership avoids the work and expense of advertising and organising test drives and viewings.

  • Expert advice

When you part exchange or sell your car to a dealership you will have access to years of industry knowledge. Our experienced sales team are on hand to give you all the advice you need to choose your next Nissan.

At Dorchester Nissan, we are always on the lookout for quality used cars and with this in mind we are prepared to pay top prices. If you have received an online quote from another dealer, or a part exchange, we’ll see if we can beat it! Our valuation service is available to you free of charge, with a no hassle experience. We buy cars for retail which means there are no third parties involved and no hidden fees. Our process is simple:

Dorchester Nissan is a local Nissan dealership which sells both new and used Nissan cars and offers Nissan servicing and maintenance. To find out more about our part exchange service or to request a free car valuation visit Dorchester Nissan in Dorset today.