You don't have to buy from us but
We Will Buy From You!

We Buy!

We will give you an upfront evaluation of your current vehicle to provide you the highest cash value.
If you don't find a car to buy from us, we'll buy yours anyway because we love cars that much.

Sell us your car today

Get Appraised

Ready to sell? Stop by anytime we're open or schedule your fast, free appraisal in advance.

Get Offer

Our offer is good for 7 days and stays the same whether you trade in or simply sell.

Get Paid

You can take payment, apply to trade-in, or give yourself a week to think about it

How we determine your offer

Vehicle Condition

Inside and out, from upholstery wear to frame damage.

Features & Options

The packages, features, and options that make your car unique.

Vehicle History Report

We’ll perform a test drive to check things like the brakes and steering.

How Your Car Drives

We’ll perform a test drive to check things like the brakes and steering.

What you will need to sell or trade in

Car Title

Your car’s title or payoff information. All titleholders should be present.

Registration

Valid and current vehicle registration. This is to confirm ownership.

Valid ID

Valid state-issued photo ID for all titleholders to verify identity.

Keys

All keys and remotes (if originals are missing, your offer may need to be adjusted).

Can I sell my car to Dahl without buying a car from Dahl?

Yes, and our offer will be the same whether you're buying from us or not.

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.

Can I get an offer for my car online?

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.

Do I have to sell my car at the same location that gave me an offer?

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.

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 regards to cleanliness, the long-term maintenance and care of your car is what's most important in determining our appraisal offer. What do I need to sell my car?

Requirements can vary from state to state, but there are a few items you'll need no matter where you are:

  • 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.

How do I get paid for my car?

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.

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 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.

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.

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 Business Office associate for the requirements needed.