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At Sunroad Auto’s Retail Trade Center, our mission is to be the leading automotive marketplace in the region by providing unparalleled customer service and a wide selection of resources to resolve any of your vehicle’s needs. We are dedicated to creating a welcoming and transparent environment where our team can work together to meet the unique needs of every individual who walks through our doors. From sales to maintenance and repair, we are committed to providing expert service that exceeds the expectations of our customers. Our commitment to honesty, integrity, and professionalism guides all of our business practices, and we strive to be a trusted and respected member of our community. We are committed to the growth and success of our team, our customers, and our company.
Sunroad Automotive has been in business in San Diego for more than 45 years. The Retail Trade Center is a corporate department established to purchase vehicles for all of our dealerships which include Pacific Honda, Kearny Mesa (KM) Ford/Kia, KM Hyundai, KM Subaru, KM Genesis, KM Chevrolet, KM Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram, San Diego Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram, BMW of El Cajon and Toyota Chula Vista.
Sunroad’s RTC offers several advantages, including convenience, a streamlined selling process, and since we have 9 dealerships we buy for, you have a much higher chance of receiving the most for your vehicle.
The process typically involves a vehicle appraisal, where experts assess your car’s condition, history, and market value, followed by an offer and paperwork completion when accepted.
Yes. We require an appointment as our team only performs the inspections at the Genesis dealership. It also helps make for a smoother selling experience.
Generally, you’ll need the vehicle title, registration, your ID, and any maintenance records or service history you have. *Also, bring both sets of keys.
Yes, in many cases, you can sell a leased car to a retail buy center. However, it’s essential to check the terms of your lease agreement.
Yes, in most cases, you can sell a car with an outstanding loan at a retail buy center. The center will work with you to pay off the loan and handle the paperwork.
The appraisal process typically takes 20 minutes to 30 minutes, depending on the complexity of the vehicle and its condition.
Yes, retail buy centers often purchase vehicles in various conditions, including those that need repairs or have cosmetic damage.
In most cases, you’ll need the title to sell your car. However, there are other options we may be able to assist you including obtaining a replacement title if necessary.
The value of your car is determined based on factors such as its make, model, year, mileage, condition, market demand, and current market prices.
While selling a car privately may offer the potential for a higher sale price, it typically involves more effort, time, and potential risks compared to selling to a retail buy center. (How valuable is YOUR time?)
We will connect you directly with the buy/sales team of our dealership who has the vehicle(s) you are interested in trading in for.
Offers from retail buy centers are generally valid for a specific period, usually around seven days. However, it’s best to confirm the duration with the center.
Generally, you’ll need a power of attorney or written authorization to sell a car on behalf of someone else. It’s best to contact the retail buy center for specific requirements.
Retail buy centers typically buy cars from various makes and models. They often have a broad range of brands they are willing to purchase.
Yes, you can sell multiple cars to the RTC Each car will go through the appraisal process individually.
If you owe more on your car than the offer, you may need to pay the difference to settle the loan. This includes accepting Credit Card payments. We will help guide you through this process.
Depending on how long it will take to receive your title, will determine how long it will be before you receive your check. For those with title in hand, the average turnaround time is 4-24 hours. If your title is out of state and you have a payoff, you receive your check once we receive title.
A salvaged, reconstructed or otherwise “clouded” title has a permanent negative effect on the value of a vehicle. The industry rule of thumb is to deduct 50% of the Blue Book® Value and then deduct the amount to recondition the vehicle. That said, salvage title vehicles really should be privately appraised on a case-by-case basis to determine their market value.
Yes. But in fairness, you would need to deduct the cost to repair the broken equipment from the total vehicle price.
This is a question of personal preference. When you trade a car in, the dealer must then absorb the cost of making the vehicle ready for sale, reconditioning, advertising, sales commissions, arranging financing and insurance and standing behind the vehicle for any mechanical or safety problems. You may get more for your car if you sell it yourself, but you need to consider the value of your time, the aggravation of performing at least some of the above tasks to get the vehicle into a suitable resale condition, the liability of making appointments/giving a test drive and beware of scammers.
You’ll have 1 day after inspection to redeem your Instant Cash Offer. If your car’s condition changes or you add more than 50 miles from the time of inspection, your Offer may be recalculated.
Most offers do fall within range. If they fall out of range, reasons include, but are not limited to, market volatility, rapid changes to the market, mechanical issues, excessive damage, reported issues, aftermarket equipment, modified suspension, or the vehicle’s specific condition.
There are a variety of reasons why cars may not be eligible. Some possible reasons include, but are not limited to, title issues (salvage, grey market, taxis or limousines), market volatility, lack of market data, unresolved recalls, low value due to age or condition, aftermarket equipment, or if the vehicle has been at an auction within the last 45 days.
No. Your vehicle’s condition is verified and based on that, your offer may go up or down.
The Retail Trade Center (RTC) Buy Team believes in a transparent transaction and will work with you to share information to ensure a fair, market-based offer.