We Buy Used Cars

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Looking for an easy, hassle-free way to sell your car in the Pekin area? Come on down to BMW of Peoria. We buy used cars and we’ll pay top dollar on the spot. If you’re like other drivers in the Galesburg area you may have wondered, “Can you sell a car to a dealership?” The answer is a resounding yes. Whether you wish to purchase a vehicle from us or not, we are eager to buy your used car. Learn more about how to sell your car in this guide from the experts in our Finance Center, then visit our dealership in Peoria today!

Selling a Car to a Dealership vs. Selling it Privately

There are some major benefits to selling your car to a dealership that you just won’t get when you sell a car on your own. Check out the differences between selling a car privately vs. selling to a dealership: 

  • Selling Privately: First you’ll need to place an ad either in a local Dunlap-area newspaper or on an online platform such as Craigslist. Then you will have to field inquiries from prospective buyers, arrange test drives, haggle over the price, and handle all of the necessary paperwork. It can take weeks or months before you sell the vehicle. 
  • Selling to a Dealership: When you opt to sell your car to BMW of Peoria, we’ll appraise your vehicle and make you a cash offer in an hour or less. It’s a simple, straightforward, and convenient way to sell your car. We’ll even handle all of the paperwork for you!

How to Sell Your Car to a Dealership

To start, you’ll want to get the vehicle ready to sell. Just following the steps below:

  • Get the car washed and detailed
  • Make minor repairs such as replacing burned out bulbs and small parts that may be damaged or worn out. Major repairs can be left to the dealership, as it will cost them less to fix. 
  • Don’t forget to remove all personal items from the car

Next, you should get an estimate on how much the vehicle is worth. BMW of Peoria offers a convenient online Value Your Trade tool, which can provide you with an Instant Cash Offer based on Kelley Blue Book values. 

Once you have an estimate of the car’s value, get together the related paperwork including the title, registration, proof of insurance, and any outstanding loan information. You should also include the vehicle service records to show that it has been kept up to date on routine maintenance services. 

It’s a good idea to set up an appointment so our staff will be ready for you when you arrive. Here’s what to expect when you bring the vehicle and paperwork to BMW of Peoria:

  • Meet a Sales Associate: One of our sales associates will greet you, collect and review your paperwork, and run a vehicle history report on your car. 
  • Inspection and Appraisal: We will have one of our service technicians inspect and evaluate the appearance and mechanical condition of the vehicle.
  • Receive an Offer: Based upon the results of the vehicle history report, the inspection, and the current market value of your vehicle, we will make you an offer. If you accept our offer, you can either take the cash or put the value towards the purchase of an exciting new BMW vehicle

Sell Your Car Today at BMW of Peoria!

Can you sell a car to a dealership? Yes, you can. In fact you’ll find that a dealership like BMW of Peoria is the fastest and most convenient way to sell a car. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about how to sell your car. We buy used cars, so come see us today!


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