Step Inside the Exciting World of Automobiles: I Know What I Got-Cast!

By Chuck Sabo | 6/9/23   Step Inside the Exciting World of Automobiles: ‘IKWIG’ Podcast is Your Gateway to a Bigger Driveway        Welcome to the exciting world of I Know What I Got-Cast or “IKWIG” if you’re one of those people! This is a podcast dedicated to igniting your passion for cars […]

The Value of Your Car Revealed: 7 Surprising Factors You Need to Know

By Andrew Brown | 1/12/23 Andrew has been in the automotive industry for years now. Having worked from luxury brands to economy brands, with everything in between, he is our go to voice on the value of a car. As an appraiser for our company, he has been able to go through and debunk some […]

6 Photo Tips for Selling Your Car

Everyone thinks they’re a photographer these days. With the impeccable cameras in nearly every smartphone, you can take high-quality photos of everything you see, eat, and experience. However, this technology is not only for sharing selfies on social media. If you are looking to sell a used car, you need to know how to properly […]

What is a VIN? And why I need it to sell my car.

By Chuck Sabo | 12/30/22 What is a VIN or Vehicle Identification Number? A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique 17-character code that is assigned to every motor vehicle when it is manufactured. The VIN is used to identify and track the vehicle and its ownership history, and it is typically used by various […]

Can I Sell a Car If I Still Owe Money On It?

At some point, we all make big purchases. Whether we invest in a house, pay for a vacation, or purchase a vehicle, we all choose to splurge every once in a while. Sometimes, we need a bit of extra help to afford these large purchases, so it’s common for many individuals and families to take […]

What’s Worth Fixing on Your Car and When It’s Time to Sell

It’s easy to get attached to our cars. Between commuting to work, taking family road trips, and spontaneously performing highway singalongs, we spend a lot of time and make a lot of memories in our cars. Some days, it feels like we spend more time in our cars than in our homes. Whether you have […]

What Dealerships Don’t Want You to Know About Trade-Ins

Whether you are buying, selling, or repairing your car, it’s hard to know whether the dealership is telling you the truth about their prices and services. For the most part, dealerships and the people who work there are honest and straightforward with their clients. Unfortunately, however, there are some ways that clients can be easily […]

8 Car Sale Scams You Need to Know About

When it’s time to sell your car, whether you intend to buy a new one or pocket the cash, there is likely a lot on your mind. Between cleaning, taking photos, listing, and organizing test drives, selling a car on your own can be incredibly taxing. This is not to mention the potential dangers that […]

When I Sell My Car, Do I Have to Pay Taxes?

Selling a car involves selling one of your largest financial assets, which means it is an important decision. Because selling a car is such a big responsibility, you’ll want to consider all of the things that go into it including taxes, fees, license plates, and insurance. Do I Pay Taxes When Selling My Car? The short answer […]

Is a Tax Write-Off Better Than Selling?

If you are facing the prospect of selling a car, you may worry that you’ll incur taxes as a part of the sales process. Many states have a flat vehicle sales tax that they publicly announce, but the sales tax can sometimes vary depending on the price the vehicle sells for. Thankfully, state sales tax is […]

Should I Sell or Trade In My Car?

If you are looking to purchase a new (or new-to-you) car, you’re likely counting on using some of the proceeds from your current vehicle to offset the price. Similarly, you’ve likely wondered about the value of trading your car in versus selling it yourself. Before you make a decision, it is important to understand the many […]

How the Pandemic Affects Private Car Sales

The pandemic resulted in many changes to the way we interact with people, not to mention the way we carry out business and function among the general public. Whether it’s buying groceries, going to the park, or simply running errands, we have all been required to work through these things. Realistically, COVID has changed the […]

Can I Sell My Car Without a Title?

Selling a car can seem stressful, even when you are in possession of all the paperwork that goes with it. However, when you have misplaced or lost your car’s title—or if you inherited, were given, or purchased a car without a title—the prospect of selling a car can become much more daunting. Can you sell your car […]

3 Common Fears that People Have When Trying to Sell a Car

If you’ve ever had to sell a car, then you probably already know that it can be an overwhelming process, especially if it’s your first time selling one. Depending on how you go about selling your car, whether it’s through a car buying service, a dealership, or a private buyer, you’re going to need to […]

How to Know if a Quote is Fair

If you’ve just received a quote on the car you’re looking to sell, you might not be sure how to feel. Is this quote actually fair, or are you being lowballed? If your car knowledge is lacking, you might feel especially lost in this situation. How do you ensure that the offer you accept is […]

Potential Pitfalls of Trying to Sell a Car on Your Own

If you’re trying to sell your vehicle, you probably won’t be surprised to hear there is a wide variety of ways in which the selling process can go wrong. If you’ve never had to sell a vehicle before, it’s important to know that selling a vehicle isn’t always a straightforward process. There are many steps […]

What Things Make a Car Unsellable?

If you’re worried about your vehicle being deemed unsellable, there are a few things to consider before giving up on its value. Are any cars truly unsellable? If so, what attributes of a car would lead to it being considered so? To start, car owners are in luck: the vast majority of the time, your […]

Can I Sell My Car if It’s Been Wrecked and I Do Not Want to Fix It?

Sometimes, following a car wreck, your insurance provider isn’t going to be willing to help with repairs. This puts car owners in a complicated situation. After a wreck, it’s natural to be hesitant about driving a severely damaged vehicle, but it can also be difficult to decide whether or not it’s worth paying for repairs. […]

Can I Sell My Car When the Transmission Needs Repair?

Once you discover that your car’s transmission is in dire need of repair, your plans to sell may feel obsolete. It can be hard to believe that anyone would want to buy a car with a faulty or damaged transmission — or any major repair, for that matter.  However, this is a common misconception. In […]