Yes. We can give you a ballpark range for what we feel the market value on your car is. We do require a final inspection by our expert appraisers at one of our locations. Your value may increase or decrease based on our inspections. Simply fill out the Value Your Trade app, powered by TRADEPENDING, to receive your market range.
You may sell your car at any Dahl location with the same written offer for seven days. If your appraisal was completed more than seven days ago, we will re-appraise your car and provide an updated offer.
We review current market conditions as well as your car’s specific year, make, model, mileage, and vehicle history report. We examine your car’s condition inside and out for major defects like frame or flood damage. We also test drive your car and check to see if the brakes and turn signals are working (among other things). If repairs are needed, we may adjust our offer accordingly. In regards to cleanliness, the long-term maintenance and care of your car is what’s most important in determining our appraisal offer.
You will leave with payment in hand the same day you sell us your car. We pay with a bank draft, which is a type of check where payment is guaranteed to be available by the issuing bank. A bank draft must be deposited and cannot be cashed. Before attempting to draw on the bank draft, always check with your bank to see if they have a specific hold policy on deposits.
If your payoff amount is more than the offer for your car, the difference is called “negative equity.” In some cases, the negative equity can be included in your financing when you buy a Dahl car. If not, we’ll calculate the difference between your pay-off and our offer to you and you can pay Dahl directly. If the amount you owe is less than $250, we will accept a personal check. Dahl stores accept cashier’s checks, certified checks, certified funds, cash, and debit cards.
Yes! In most cases, you can sell your leased car in almost the same way as any other financed car. We’ll appraise the car, then contact the leasing company for a payoff quote and process any equity you might have. Please note that some leasing companies will not allow you to sell the car prior to the expiration of the lease. Also, be aware that your leased car might not be eligible for trade-in tax savings. Check with your leasing company for complete details.