Can I sell my car to Bergstrom Automotive without buying a car from Bergstrom Automotive?
Yes, and our offer will be the same whether you’re buying from us or not.
How do you determine my 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 regard to cleanliness, the long-term maintenance and care of your car is what’s most important in determining our appraisal offer.
How do I get paid for my car?
You will leave with a payment in the form of a check the same day you sell us your car.
Do you buy leased cars?
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.
Do I need an appointment to get an offer on my car?
No, you never need an appointment to get an offer for your car. However, an appointment will ensure that we have you in and out in as little time as possible.
Do I have to sell my car at the same location that gave me an offer?
You may sell your car at any Bergstrom Automotive location with the same written offer for six days. If your appraisal was completed more than six days ago, we will re-appraise your car and provide an updated offer.
What do I need to sell my car?
Your car’s title or payoff information. All titleholders should be present.
Valid and current registrations
Valid state-issued photo ID for all title holders.
All keys and remotes
Please note that you don’t need these things to get an offer for your car, but if you think you plan to sell when you get your offer, you should come prepared with these items.
What if I owe more on my car than the amount of your offer?
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 Bergstrom Automotive car. If not, we'll calculate the difference between your pay-off and our offer to you and you can pay Bergstrom Automotive directly. Bergstrom Automotive stores accept cashier’s checks, certified checks, certified funds, and cash.
Can I sell a car on behalf of a company?
If you would like to sell a car on behalf of a company, please see a Finance Manager for the requirements needed.