Lots of people in Hawaii have more than one vehicle, for various reasons. When mom and dad both work or one does a lot of running with the kids, two vehicles may be necessary. Maybe you bought a new car or truck, decided not to trade the old one in, but all it does is sit in the driveway or garage. Considering the climate in Hawaii and the opportunity to walk or bike to your destination and enjoy beautiful weather, do you really need an “extra” car or truck that rarely ever leaves your property?
Like other property, vehicles depreciate over time. While your older model Toyota is just taking up space, its value is also falling. This is just an example – you may have a Honda, Nissan, Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Buick, or other make. Regardless, there are very few cars, trucks, or SUVs that actually increase in value over the years. Unless you can think of a reason you will be driving the vehicle in the near future, why not take advantage of the present and trade it in for cash? Now you’re thinking “Maybe I will think about it next year . . . ” but next year, the value will decline, meaning you will get less for your car or truck whether you sell it to an individual or dealer, or on Craigslist or another online advertising site.
The fact is, a vehicle that never gets driven or used is much like a home that isn’t lived in; it begins to look neglected and its condition deteriorates over time. It’s never a good idea for a car to “set up” and not get used. The battery will lose its charge, gas or fuel can become stale, and engine oil can deteriorate or break down as well, even if the oil is synthetic. Much of the neglect of a vehicle that sits can be attributed to the human mindset; after all, if your vehicle has not been used in a while, what could go wrong? Plenty.
If you’re asking yourself “Should I sell my car in Hawaii?”, why not turn it into cash while it’s still in good condition and worth something? At CarMark Hawaii, buying used vehicles is the crux of our business. Giving customers cash on the spot in exchange for a car, truck, or SUV is what we do! Give us a call today, and see why customers have relied on us for nearly a quarter of a century.