At Honolulu Buick GMC, we believe in making car shopping and car buying as easy as possible by helping you sell your car in Honolulu. One way we make that goal achievable for our Waianae customers is by offering a hassle-free way to sell their used cars in Hawaii. Not everyone has the time or desire to become a private party seller — and that’s where Honolulu Buick GMC comes in when it comes to selling your car on the island of Oahu. We will buy your car, so you don’t have to worry about posting ads or screening buyers. Then, we’ll help you put your car’s value toward the new or pre-owned vehicle you truly want.
If you’re wondering, “What is my used car worth,” the answer is just a few clicks away! Using our handy value your trade-in calculator, you can get an estimated car trade-in value from the comfort of your home or office. Simply input some information about your car into the trade-in value calculator, as well as your contact information, and you’ll have an estimate right away. Keep in mind, there are a few factors that affect trade-in value, including:
After you’ve received your trade-in estimate, it’s time for an appraisal of your vehicle! Our Honolulu dealership can take care of this step for you. We’ll examine the condition of your car and make sure it’s a good fit for our used car inventory. When you visit for your car’s appraisal, be sure to bring your trade-in estimate! We make it easy for you to sell your car on the island of Oahu, especially for Waipahu drivers.
Once we’ve examined your car, you can negotiate or accept our offer and finalize the sale and sell your car in Honolulu with ease. We pride ourselves on offering the fairest possible offers on trade-in vehicles, and we aim to make the trade-in process transparent and simple. In fact, there are a couple of major advantages to selling your car to a dealership, including:
If you’re looking to sell your used car in Hawaii, and want to make sure that you’re getting a great deal in the process, you can trust our team. We’ll work with you to get you a deal you appreciate, but also we’ll consider vehicles that are in the less-than-ideal conditions that come with age and use. Consider bringing your used car in to sell it at Honolulu Buick GMC.
Q: Can you trade in a financed car?
A: Yes, you can. If you have positive equity on the car (as in it’s worth more than what you currently owe), you can trade it in easily. The dealer will purchase the car and pay off the loan, then they’ll put what’s left toward the new vehicle price, giving you a major advantage. If you have negative equity on the car (as in it’s worth less than what you currently owe), the dealer may still buy the car and pay off the loan, but the difference will be rolled into your new car loan — meaning you’ll still need to pay it off eventually.
Q: How soon can you trade in a financed car?
A: There’s no time limit that’s set in stone, but it’s a good idea to wait until you have positive equity.
Q: What does it mean to be “upside down” on a car loan?
A: Being “upside-down” on a car loan is the same thing as having negative equity. If, for example, you owe $30,000 on a car that’s worth $25,000, you have negative equity.
Q: Can I trade in my car for a cheaper car?
A: If you still owe money on the car, you can trade it in for a cheaper one. If, for example, you owe $15,000 and the car is worth $20,000, the dealer can purchase the car as a trade-in, pay off the loan, and put the $5,000 toward your new auto loan as equity. If you don’t owe money on the car and own it outright, there’s nothing stopping you from trading it in for a cheaper car; you can do what you’d like with it.
If you have questions about how to trade in a car that is paid off, how to sell your car in Honolulu, or how to get the best possible offer, don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a call at 808-698-0420. While you’re here, be sure to browse our current new and pre-owned car specials to start shopping for your next great offer near Ewa Beach!