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What to Consider When Buying A Used Car: Sell or Trade In?

Monday, April 17th, 2017


If you’re looking to buy a new car, it can be difficult to know whether you should try to sell it privately or trade it in. A private sale can be a pain, but might get you more money for your old ride.

Even so, there are also quite a few advantages to trading in your vehicle.

What to Consider When Buying A Used Car: Sell or Trade In?

What Have You Got To Gain?

In most states, you are subject to a break on sales tax. With this break, you would only be taxed on the price of the new car minus the established trade-in value of your old car. So if you decide that you want to sell your car privately, make sure you will still have enough leftover to pay for the sales tax.

You may want to avoid the hassle of selling it yourself and decide to trade it in. Either way, you should get a dealership trade evaluation. That way, if you try selling it yourself first, you know how to price it and what offers to decline.

If your car is “in-demand” with private sellers, you’ll most likely get a wide range of offers. But if not, you can expect low bids and insincere buyer inquiries.

What if you car is in excellent condition and has low mileage? It may be worth your while to go through the dealership.

Other Reasons to Take It To A Dealer

Convenience: Drop one car off to pick up your new one. It can complicate things if you only have one car. Even if your previous vehicle doesn’t run, has high mileage, or any other number of reasons that it might be difficult to sell to a private buyer, a dealership has you covered. They can easily take that vehicle off your hands, and will often still take a bit off the full price tag of the vehicle you’re interested in buying.

Time: It can sometimes take a long time to sell a car privately. Unless there is a high demand for your vehicle, it may take weeks or even months to get rid of it.

Trading in a vehicle to a dealership can take as little as five minutes.

Things to Keep In Mind

Remember to be realistic about what your vehicle is worth. You can use a multitude of online resources to get an estimate of what your car may be worth.

Check out, Kelley Blue Book and Edmund’s True Market Value to get a ballpark value. The last thing you want to do is sell a vehicle for too little!

Here at TLC Motors, we can offer you a trade-in deal you can’t refuse, guaranteed reliable service, and a selection of used vehicles you don’t want to miss. Come down to our lot in Moore, SC.

Contact us if you have any questions. We can’t wait to help make your next car buying experience a satisfying one.

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How TLC Motors Makes Buying Used Cars in Greenville, SC, Easy

Monday, April 10th, 2017


Whether you’re trying to save or upgrade to a more impressive model, buying used offers a lot of benefits. Unlike used cars of the past, today’s cars are built better and last longer. In fact, in 2011, average car lifespan rose to an all-time high, at 11.1 years, and they just keep getting better.

Still, too many salespeople want to take advantage of buyers and sell them beat-up rust buckets at too high of a price. You deserve to feel confident when buying pre-owned.

Fortunately, TLC Motors, near Greenville NC, is a family-operated business that is committed to earning customer’s trust by offering reliable used vehicles. We have prepared a guide to help make buying easier.

How to Choose Your Next Used Car in Greenville, SC

Anytime you are looking into buying a new or used car, the options can be overwhelming. If you’re looking for a pre-owned vehicle in Greenville, South Carolina, TLC Motors is your best bet for selection and quality.

List Your Needs

To find the used car that is right for you, your best bet is to start by figuring out your needs. What you plan to use it for will greatly affect the kind of car you should buy. If you’re just using your vehicle for your daily commute, a sedan may be your best bet. If you need it for work, or to transport large objects, a used truck may be a better bet. Used SUVs are ideal for families.

Shop TLC Motor’s Online Inventory and find the cars we have that best match your lifestyle.

Narrow Down Your Pool

Once you have a general idea of the kind of car you want, start to narrow things down. Research features and capabilities to find one that best fits your needs. One of the best things about buying a used vehicle is that you can often afford better models than if you bought new, so don’t be afraid to look at the cars you’ve always wanted.

If you’re not sure what model to get, ask one of our sales team members. We will take your budget and needs into account and help you pick out the best car for you.

Check Vehicle History

It used to be that all you could do when picking out a used car was look for signs of shoddy repair work and hope for the best. Now, it is easy to check a car’s history. Websites like Carfax will tell you about driver history and any issues a vehicle might have had.

TLC Motors stands by the quality of our products. That is why we link to the Carfax page for everything in our inventory.

Test Drive

A test drive is a great chance to notice issues with a used car. It should be able to start up easily. The drive should feel smooth, and the brakes should operate well. Make sure to be aware of any issues you might notice with the vehicle. Schedule a test drive today!

Get Inspection

As a last precaution, consider having a car looked at by a 3rd party mechanic. They will be able to use their training and experience to notice issues that you might not notice. TLC Motors is certain we will pass any test.

The most important part of buying a used car is buying it from a trustworthy seller. Family-operated TLC Motors works to build a relationship of trust with all our customers. That is why we have consistently high online reviews. We are more interested in making a lifelong customer than a quick buck.

So if you have any questions about our wide selection of used vehicles, feel free to reach out to us at (864) 595-0777. We’re located in Moore, just a short drive from Greenville, SC. We look forward to hearing from you!

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