Galpin Ford Wants to Buy Your Used Car
At Galpin Ford in Van Nuys, we have a reputation for meeting the needs of drivers around Los Angeles with the latest Ford models. But did you know that we also have a large inventory of used vehicles for buyers who are looking for a good value? And we can only replenish our fast-moving supply by buying SUVs, sedans, hatchbacks, compacts, and trucks from individual sellers like you.
If you are thinking of selling your vehicle because you’ve outgrown its once-ideal amenities, you need some quick cash, or you want a different ride. You may have thought about finding a private buyer because you can get a higher price than with a dealer who has to consider the wholesale value of your offering to make a profit.
Going the private route may saddle you with headaches that you're not prepared to deal with. You'll need to make your car presentable by cleaning it before taking pictures that you can then post on an advertising site. Expect to receive plenty of emails, texts, and phone calls from prospective buyers who will want to schedule a visit to your home for a test drive and then never appear. If you find someone to take your car, you’re responsible for handling all the transfer paperwork and ensuring that the payment actually makes it to your bank account.
With Galpin Ford, we ask that you bring your vehicle in so that we can examine it and give you a fair offer. If you want a straight sale, we manage all the paperwork while you hand over the keys, and walk away with a check, which is guaranteed to have the funds to reach your bank account. If you’re trading in to buy one of our cars, we lower the price of your purchase by the value of our offer, so you won’t have to finance as much for your purchase.
Raising the Value
When you sell to us, you don’t really have to do anything to your vehicle because we’re only supposed to look at the make, model, condition, and mileage of the vehicle when we buy it. But our appraisers are only human and are just as impressed with a well-kept car as you are. So, here are a few suggestions for raising the value of your offer.
The goal is to restore your vehicle to as close to its original condition as you can, which is for you to remove all personal belongings, and bring back any manuals, keys, and parts that came with the car. Make any minor fixes that improve appearance but don’t bother with expensive and time-consuming repairs because our factory-certified automotive techs can take care of major issues.
Give your vehicle a good cleaning both inside and out. The less we have to do to make your vehicle appealing to a buyer, then the more we can give you with our offer. Finally, submit all the title and related documents that to transfer ownership to a buyer. If any of this paperwork is missing, contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles to find out how to get replacements.
What Do We Buy?
Galpin Ford is just one part of Galpin Motors, Inc., a family of customer-oriented facilities that includes dealerships for Aston Martin, Ford, Kia, Land Rover, Lincoln, Lotus, Mazda, Porsche, Volkswagen, and Volvo. Depending on what any of our retailers require, your offering may end up on the lots of any of these facilities. As such, we’re willing to accept almost any vehicle you bring to us.
With SUVs, we obviously want Ford models, such as the subcompact EcoSport that easily slips through heavy traffic and crowded parking lots or the Ford Explorer that carries up to seven of your loved ones on three comfortable rows. But we also handle the adventuresome Jeep Wrangler that can explore the backcountry trails with no top or doors, the luxurious Lincoln Navigator with a leather interior, or the venerable Land Rover Range Rover that powers through any challenge with its 5.0-liter Supercharged V8.
For sedans, the BMW M3, Lexus ES 350, or Tesla Model S puts a premium on your daily commute using prodigious motors, top-quality materials, and advanced technology. Hatchbacks are inexpensive runabouts that can carry people or cargo with the flip of a seatback. The Kia Soul, Honda Civic, and Mazda3 go easy on the budget and the parking with their small sizes. If you prefer a strong workmate at your job site, the Ford Ranger tows up to 7,500 lbs., the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD revs up to 445 horsepower, and the GMC Sierra seats up to 5 with the Crew Cab.
Hybrids like the Honda CR-V Hybrid impress with up to an EPA-estimated 40 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highway. Even Ford got into the act with its 2020 Fusion Hybrid that gets 43 city MPG and 41 MPG on the highway. You can flirt with electricity through the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which gets a range of 238 miles on one charge and can add 90 miles by juicing up for 30 minutes on a fast charger.
To amp up the road fun, convertibles like the Aston Martin DB11, Porsche 718 Spyder, and the Mazda MX-5 Miata encourage you to feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair by dropping the top. Sporty coupes like the Dodge Challenger, Ford GT Carbon, or the Lamborghini Huracan attract attention with their sleek good looks and road-dominating power. Don’t forget the family with a minivan like the Honda Odyssey, which carries up to eight of your loved ones and keeps them occupied with a rear-seat entertainment system.
Do you want to know more about how we can buy your vehicle? Then head for Galpin Ford today, and we can start the process as soon as possible.