9 Best Times to Sell Your Car

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How Do You Know When It’s Time to Sell Your Car?

Almost every car owner becomes a used car seller at some point. When is the best time to sell? Several factors go into the timing of when to sell a car, and they’re not all related to getting the most money from a used car buyer.

Experts say the best times of year to sell are spring and summer. There are, however, many other decisions that go into deciding when to sell a used car. Do you sell it to a private party or trade it in to a dealership when purchasing a new car? How much do you put into repairs before you put it on the market? Do you repair it at all? You need to consider the vehicle's value and know whether it's worth more than you owe on your current auto loan.

You’ll want to consider market conditions, what kind of shape your used car is in, and what’s happening in your life that would make selling your car a good (or bad) idea. While it's easy to be emotionally attached to a vehicle that's been in your life for years, you mustn't let your feelings cloud a responsible financial decision.

On the following pages, we’ll look at the questions you should ask when you’re thinking about selling your car.

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