Published on February 3rd, 2019
Whether you’re in a pinch for cash, or looking to make some changes in your lifestyle, there are many reasons for selling your car. Here are three reasons that you should consider selling your current vehicle.
How Much Are You Using Your Car?
With the many options available for public transportation in today’s world, it’s easier than ever to get by without actually having a car of your own.
Especially if you live in a very urban area, you have many options to bypass driving a car, including walking or biking, if you live in close proximity to work, or taking a bus or train that runs on regular intervals
You can try this option out for going a week without driving your car and seeing how much it actually impacts your day to day life.
Is it easy for you to hop on a train to work? Can you save money (and time) by Uber-ing to meet friends for dinner instead of driving, finding parking, and then paying for a valet? Weigh the costs and benefits of how much you use your car, and how much time and money you could save by offloading it.
Plus, the environmental impact that you’ll be able to make by giving up driving a personal vehicle is significant as well!
Is It The Right Season?
If you are strongly considering selling your car, an important factor to take into account is the season. Experts say that “the best time to sell your used car is during the spring and summer” (US News).
If you find yourself in the spring or summer, then you should definitely consider selling your car! The demand will be greater in this time of year, and you can leverage that to your advantage.
At the same time, you should also consult with local car resellers and dealerships to verify what demand is like. Yes, general demand may be higher in the summer, but if you have a popular model, then you may not benefit as much.
Do your research to see if there are certain models in demand. You can also get a sense of this on your own by perusing used car sales sites online.
Do You Have A Unique Car?
If you have a unique car (that’s still in good condition), you could stand to make a good sum of money from reselling your car to a verified dealer! Of course, you’ll have to weigh the benefits of giving up a valuable car versus how much you actually want, need, and use it, but if you have a unique car, you are one of the best candidates for considering selling your car.
Are You Interested In Upgrading With Benefits?
Many car dealerships offer specific deals and benefits to drivers who want to sell their car back to the dealership and upgrade to a different, newer model. For example, Audi incentives include many unique, premium features.
Dealerships appreciate your repeat business, so they are inclined to reciprocate by offering you a good deal and some other benefits, such as service warranty and other add-ons.
Everyone’s situation is different, but if any of the above scenarios apply to you, then you may want to consider selling your car! Your wallet and your health (as well as the health of the environment) will benefits.