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How it Works Sell Your Vehicle Your Way

We Come To You
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    Complete the form above
  • Video
    Remote inspection via video or photos
  • estimate
    Receive a firm offer for your vehicle
  • Truck
    CarNation crew comes to pick up your vehicle
  • Check
    Instant payment on the spot and we take care of all DMV paperwork
  • Free Pick Up
  • You Don't Have To Drive The vehicle Anywhere, CarNation Comes To You
  • You Don't Need A Ride Home
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    Complete the form above
  • phonecall
    We'll talk about your vehicle over the phone
  • Camera
    Send us photos of your vehicle
  • Calendar Schedule your appointment at CarNation
  • Check
    Instant payment on the spot and we take care of all DMV paperwork
  • Offer May Be Higher In-Store
  • Free Transportation Home
  • Getting Out of the House is Fun

Why Sell Your Vehicle to CarNation

  • Your choice : come to us, or we'll come get your vehicle
  • Brick and mortar store
  • Reputable brand in business for 35 years
  • We do the paperwork for you
  • Get an honest offer in minutes
  • Less time spent answering questions about your vehicle
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What You'll Need To Sell CarNation Your Vehicle

Get these ready to make the process even easier


Paperwork showing ownership of vehicle

Valid ID

We'll need the photo ID for all people on title


Bring original keys with owners manuals and service records
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What To Have With You When Selling Your Vehicle

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Answer a Few Questions to Know What to Bring With You

Are you making payments on the vehicle?

Is there more than one person on the title?

Can everyone on the title come to CarNation?

Please select any one option for the above questions to get the answers.

What to know Frequently Asked Questions

We provide real offers, both online and in-store, and all of our offers are good for 7 days. If you have an online offer to redeem, bring it to any CarNation store. Once we verify that your vehicle's condition matches the information we received online, you'll leave with payment in hand. Some offers are adjusted after the verification process.

No, all of our offers are firm and are valid for 7 days or 1,000 miles.

If you have an online offer, an additional appraisal isn't needed unless the offer is no longer valid. We use the same appraisal criteria online and in-store, and every vehicle's condition is verified in person when an online offer is redeemed. We only adjust online offers if a vehicle's condition differs from the information we received online.

You may get your offer online or in store.

If you want to redeem your offer and sell your vehicle to CarNation, you have 7 days from the day the offer is made. You can either make an appointment or simply bring the vehicle to us anytime we're open. We'll verify your vehicle's condition, finalize your offer, and you'll be able to leave with payment in hand.

We currently offer pick up in select markets. You can also redeem an offer at any CarNation store.

No, you don't need an appointment to sell your vehicle. However, an appointment will help us get you in and out in as little time as possible.

We review current market conditions as well as your vehicle's specific year, make, model, mileage, and vehicle history report. We examine your vehicle's condition inside and out for major defects like frame or flood damage. We also test drive your vehicle 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 regard to cleanliness, the long-term maintenance and care of your vehicle is what's most important in determining our appraisal offer.

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

  • Your vehicle'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 vehicle, but if you think you plan to sell when you get your offer, you should come prepared with these items.

We pay with a CarNation check which is guaranteed by the issuing bank, you may deposit or cash this check. We also can remit payment via wire, ACH deposit and in some cases cash.

If your payoff amount is more than the offer for your vehicle, the difference is called "negative equity." In some cases, the negative equity can be included in your financing when you buy a CarNation vehicle. If not, we'll calculate the difference between your pay-off and our offer to you and you can pay CarNation directly. If the amount you owe is less than $250, we will accept a personal check. CarNation stores accept cashier's checks, certified checks, certified funds, cash, and debit cards. CarNation Car Buying Centers (locations that only buy vehicles) can accept cashier's checks, certified checks, and certified funds. Our written offers are good for seven days, giving you time to get any necessary funds to settle your transaction.

Yes! In most cases, you can sell your leased vehicle in almost the same way as any other financed vehicle. We’ll appraise the vehicle, then contact the leasing company for a payoff quote and process any equity you might have. Please note that CarNation cannot purchase a vehicle currently leased through the following companies: Nissan Motor Acceptance, Infiniti Financial Services, Honda Finance, Southeast Toyota Financial, GM Financial, Ford Credit, Mazda Credit, World Omni, Volvo Financial, Lincoln Credit, Acura Financial, Hyundai Motor Financial, Kia Motor Finance, BMW Financial Services and Tesla. Also, be aware that your leased vehicle might not be eligible for trade-in tax savings. Check with your leasing company for complete details.

Please contact us for the necessary requirements.

Reputation Matters

Alan Powell

Called CarNation buyers and within an hour had offer for my new 2022 vehicle. Joe was professional, easy to talk to, honest and picked up vehicle two days later. Copy of check was emailed to me and actual check was handed to me on pick up day. Super easy transaction and will recommend them to others , 5 Star service !

Mildred Deodato-Rios

I bought a truck, had it less than a year and decided to sell. CarNation was my last hope for a descent offer. Well! They offered the best price out there! They handled all of the paperwork I received my payoff with a Bank Check. They turned in my plates and picked up my Truck! All within 24 hours. They truly were a Heaven Sent.

Eric Gleitman

CarNation was amazing to deal with. They purchased my vehicle from me at an extremely fair price. The process was completely painless and such a pleasure. When it came to buying a new vehicle for myself, I called Joe and he got me on the road right away. We shopped for the perfect vehicle together. Joe helped with every step of the process and I could not be happier.

Summer Rose

I worked with Tom and Joe! They bought my Audi A6 at a fair price. After a quick zoom meeting, papers were signed, a check was received, and the vehicle was picked up. Great experience selling my vehicle with this team from start to finish.

Scott Booth

I recently sold my vehicle to CarNation and couldn't have had a better experience. Joe of CarNation was very competitive with pricing, if not better than other local dealers. Joe was also extremely flexible and accommodating with my schedule and preferences regarding either option of the vehicle pick up service they offer and/or owner drop off at the dealership... Read More

Donna Palmer

From the minute I called CarNation to inquire about selling my vehicle, Steven, who answered the phone was extremely efficient, polite and friendly. Then the owner, Joe became involved and was also polite, friendly and a pleasure to speak too. Joe gets right to the point, no salesman pitch, just an honest opinion. The vehicle I was selling was not drivable,... Read More

Ute Harshbarger

Very easy way to sell our vehicle. We shopped around and CarNation paid us very fair price. They made the whole process very simple. We would definitely use them again!

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Where CarNation Is Located

602 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

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