Selling your car is a mild complication when it comes time to upgrade to the latest model. One of the benefits of working with Lee's Summit Subaru is that we are able to purchase cars as well as sell them. We offer you the option to sell your car to us even if you are not buying a car from us at the same time. On the other hand, offsetting the trade-in value of your car against one of our new or used models can be a lightning quick way to get into the car of your dreams.
Getting your Car Appraised at Lee's Summit Subaru
We always base our initial car price appraisal on current market conditions and sales trends. As you know, different models depreciate in value at different speeds based on the popularity of used models. We use up to date information on national sales trends and auction data to get the best price for your car's model, make, and year.
We'll take a look at the vehicle's history report to get an idea of when it has been serviced over the years.
We also perform a physical inspection of your vehicle. We're checking the condition of the car inside and out, looking for any problems that would affect the resale price. Most small imperfections do not affect the price offered for a used car; we're mainly looking for indications of bigger damage such as flood damage or defects in the frame.
We'll take your car for a test drive, checking out functions such as the brakes and turn signals. Should there be a problem, we will let you know and tell you how it affects the offer we can give you. We'll be able to make the requisite repairs to the car after it is purchased.
All of this typically takes less than 30 minutes, and all you need to do is wait in our climate-controlled showroom. We'll give you a written offer that's good for seven days.
Car Appraisal FAQ
Can an Appraisal Be Performed Online?
We can offer a rough estimate of the potential value of your car, but for a real accurate figure coming down to Lee's Summit Subaru is the right option. It will take less than 30 minutes to get a complete valuation on your car with a written offer.
Is a Car Appraisal Offer Negotiable?
No. Our written offers have a set value, and we don't haggle over them.
My Car Has Modifications? Will This Affect the Value?
We certainly take modification into account when appraising the value of a car. This could raise or lower the value of your car depending on the modifications in question.
Does My Car Need to Have Had Regular Maintenance?
Regular maintenance that can be proven tends to increase the value of a car to potential buyers. However, we will appraise any car you bring to us regardless of previous maintenance.
What if the Offer I Get Is Less Than the Amount That I Owe on the Car?
If you end up in a situation where your current loan amount on your car is more than the appraisal offer, this is known as 'negative equity.' We'll let you know if this is the case, and you will have the option to pay the difference in price to us to make up the shortfall. This way, we purchase the old car loan from you and relieve you from your debt when the car is sold to us.
We accept cashier's checks, certified funds, and certified checks. We also accept cash and debit cards, and if the difference in price is less than $250, we'll accept a personal check.
Do You Offer a Buyback System?
Not directly; all sales made to Lee's Summit Subaru are final, but you may be able to purchase your old car back off our lot.
What if I Have Any Additional Questions?
You can get in touch with us here online or over the phone if you have some preliminary questions about the car appraisal and purchase program. When you're at Lee's Summit Subaru for your appraisal, we have a number of experts in car appraisals, financing, and maintenance that you can talk to regarding the process and your car.
Check our customer reviews - we're not in the business of rushing you into any decision regarding selling your car or purchasing a new one. We're happy to be able to offer you this service, and we hope you will consider selling your vehicle at Lee's Summit Subaru or trading it in for a better model.