Sell or Trade Your Car


When you’re in the midst of figuring out the next steps to find the right vehicle for your adventures around San Diego, Chula Vista, and El Cajon, CA, you’ll need to decide on what to do with your current vehicle. While you can hold on to it or pass it down to a young one, you also have the option to sell or trade your car!

At Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego, we’re here to give drivers like you a sense of the process when you decide to sell your car or trade it in!

The Process to Sell Your Car

If you’re looking to sell your car for a profit, you could always try to sell it privately. Of course, when you go down this road, there’s some things you’ll need to do and keep up with. To get the most offers, you’ll need to make posts online and possibly in print. You may also want to leave the vehicle parked in a public place to get more eyes on your “For Sale” sign with your contact information.

However, when you sell it privately, you’ll have a few offers that you’ll need to consider, and you may get a lower offer than your asking price. But when you decide to sell your car to the dealership, you’ll get the vehicle at its Blue Book value!

Trading In Your Car

If you plan on buying your next car at our dealership, you can always trade-in your current vehicle to us. Using our Value Your Trade tool, you’ll be getting the Blue Book value for your trade car. This tool requires your vehicle’s make, model, mileage, year, and condition. It’ll then factor in a close estimate of what your vehicle is worth.

Why Sell or Trade-In Your Car to Us?

When you’re in the middle of the car buying process, trading it in can be a major benefit to your experience. When our appraiser gets the official value of your vehicle, you can choose to use that as the down payment on your next car.

If the value is higher than what you’re looking to put down, there are a few factors that you can consider. You can apply more toward your down payment, which will help lower your new car’s monthly payments. You can also use that additional value to add any packages or protection plans to your vehicle. Or, you can simply pocket the remainder.

Get Started on Selling or Trading-In Your Car

Are you in the market for a new car and you’re still figuring out what to do with your current vehicle? You now have a few options that you can consider! You’re familiar with the process, but if you have any questions, our team is here to help!

Start browsing for your next car and schedule your test drive to see if it’s the right one for you. Our finance team can walk you through the car trade-in steps, so you can get the most out of your experience. We’re here to help drivers around San Diego, Chula Vista, and El Cajon, California, throughout the process!