Steps to Selling Your Car to a Dealership


At a certain point after years of making memories in your trusted car, the tides change. Maybe you need more room for your family. Or perhaps you want to downsize. Either way, you will need to do something with your current set of wheels. One of the easiest ways to take the next step is by selling your car to a dealership.

At VW of Panama City, we want to make this process as simple, streamlined, and fun as possible, so you can focus on moving forward in a new ride. Therefore, we created the following guide. As you read ahead, feel free to contact us to learn more about selling your car around Springfield, Callaway, and Panama City, FL, today!

Schedule Any Necessary Repairs

To begin, you’ll want to assess the condition of your car. Along with having your ride inspected by a service technician, you may consider scheduling body work to have any dents, chips, or scratches repaired.

Car Wash

Spruce it Up

In addition to getting your vehicle up to date with maintenance, you may also consider taking it to the car wash. Cleaning and detailing the exterior and interior will make a good impression. Remember to remove all your personal belongings too!

Preparing to sell your car like this can increase its value, so you can get the most out of your investment, whether you choose to simply sell it or trade it in at our dealership.

Head to AcceleRide®

Checking the value of your current set of wheels takes a few simple steps and can be filled out online from the comfort of your home through our AcceleRide® store. The form takes about five to seven minutes to complete.

Be sure to have your vehicle identification number on hand as well as a few photos of your vehicle and your contact information.

Car Value Check

View its Worth

Then, whether you want to trade in your vehicle or not, we’ll send you a firm offer within three hours. To help you sell with confidence, we’ll show you all the factors we considered to create your appraisal.

Gather Your Paperwork

Once you’ve received your firm offer, you’ll want to gather the title for your vehicle. If you haven’t paid off your car loan yet, be sure to have your loan information ready.

Car Inspection

Schedule the Inspection

If you choose to move forward with the offer, we’ll schedule a time to inspect the car before completing the transaction and transferring the title. After that, the only thing left to do will be to say farewell to your old daily driver before depositing or cashing in your check.

Explore Our Inventory

After you’ve sold or traded in your car, you’ll likely want to take the wheel of a new one. With our convenient AcceleRide® store, you can do it all from the comfort of your home. We’ll provide you with upfront pricing for your top choices.

Next, you can view your financing options online and pick your preferred plan. Finally, you can even schedule a delivery to your door.

Sell Your Car Today

Ready to get started? If so, navigate to our AcceleRide® form and receive your firm offer in just three hours. Contact us at VW of Panama City with any questions about selling your car around Springfield, Callaway, and Panama City, Florida, today!

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