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How Long Does It Take to Sell a Car?

Have a smartphone or laptop and about 30 minutes? If so, you can be well on your way to selling your car through AcceleRide®. Thanks to our online car-selling platform, you can receive a firm offer in less time than it takes to watch an episode of your favorite TV show.

To discover how long it takes to sell a car online, check out this easy-to-follow guide before creating an account today!

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Ok, But Seriously—How Long Does It Take to Sell a Car?

With fast fingers and a strong internet connection, AcceleRide® makes it possible to sell your used car in a fraction of the time it takes going the traditional route.

One big reason lies with your audience. When you use the AcceleRide® platform, we’re your most interested buyer. There’s no need to post on public auction sites, handle multiple buyers, or deal with a heap of paperwork. Simply upload your used car, truck, or SUV to receive a firm offer within minutes.

Sell a Car with AcceleRide® in 3 Easy Steps

To start, click the “Sell A Ride” option on our home page. Fill out some basic information about yourself before choosing to complete your application via your smartphone or desktop.

On average, this process takes just five to seven minutes to complete!


Step 1: Find Your Used Car, Truck, or SUV

Enter your vehicle’s license plate number or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). This will help us locate your registered vehicle inside our nationwide database.

Confirm the year, make, and model before moving forward. This is important since they all factor into your car’s value. Also, the market demand plays a crucial role as well as geographic location and the overall condition of the vehicle.

Next, enter the current mileage on your vehicle’s odometer. No matter if your vehicle is like new or considered to be a family heirloom, AcceleRide® is ready to make a fair deal.


Step 2: Lights, Camera, Action!

To help our trade-in experts provide an accurate quote, we need a few recent photos of your vehicle. Using your smartphone or digital camera, take six to eight non-filtered photos of the following areas:

  • Exterior front and rear
  • Driver and passenger side
  • Tire condition
  • Interior front and rear
  • Dashboard

Doing this will help to showcase the overall condition of your vehicle so you can get an accurate offer that truly reflects the value of your car. Also, having the service records on hand will help to make the transaction seamless since this can also indicate the overall condition of your vehicle when you are ready to sell it and transfer over the title to your local dealership.


Step 3: Share Some Details and Get Paid!

Finally, we’ll ask you to confirm some basic info about your used car, truck, or SUV. Give us an accurate description of its overall condition before confirming you’re the registered owner of the vehicle.

Once you reach the end, click “I’m ready. Get my offer” at the bottom of the page. That’s it! Within 30 minutes, one of our friendly and experienced experts will reach out with a firm offer.

How Long Is My Offer Good For?

Do you want some time to think things over after you have received your offer from us? You can certainly do that since you will have up to seven days or 250 additional miles to decide if you’d like to accept the offer.

Even if you go beyond that time or mileage, you can resubmit for a new, updated offer. Once you’re ready to close the deal, schedule an inspection at one of our local dealerships. By the end of your visit, you’ll walk away with a certified check in hand!

Get Paid

How Do I Get Paid for My Car?

There are a few options as well when determining how you’d like to receive payment for your car. You can simply get a check at the dealership after the transaction is completed and your car’s title has been transferred over.

Another option is to receive payment digitally. You can get your payment sent directly to your bank account through Zelle for the ultimate convenience. Alternatively, if you're looking to get a new car after selling your vehicle, the trade-in offer you receive can be applied to the total expense of the new vehicle purchase, potentially reducing additional costs, such as taxes owed.

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Boost the Value of Your Car

There are also steps you can take to help improve the overall quality of your car, which can result in getting an even better offer for it. Start with a thorough cleaning and detailing to enhance its appearance both inside and out. During this time, make sure to remove personal items, such as magnets on the back of your car or items you have in the glove box.

You can also address any minor repairs or maintenance issues to present a well-maintained vehicle. Consider investing in cosmetic upgrades like new floor mats, fresh paint touch-ups, or repairing minor dents and scratches. Providing comprehensive maintenance records can also showcase that the car has received all the routine services it has required up to that point.

Furthermore, performing any necessary mechanical inspections and repairs can increase the vehicle's reliability and perceived value. By investing time and effort into these aspects, you can significantly improve the overall appeal and value of your car, making it even more valuable. These steps, too, only take a short amount of time to complete, so you can still sell your car online promptly and be on your way to shopping for the new car you desire!

Sell Your Used Car Online Today!

At AcceleRide®, we work hard to make selling your vehicle quick and simple. Take the next step by letting us know about your vehicle so you can get an offer in a matter of minutes, and please feel free to contact us with any questions.


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