Peters Auto Mall Offers an Easy Car Appraisal Process

car appraisalAre you planning to sell or trade in a vehicle? The first step in the sales process is a car appraisal. If you bring your car directly to a dealership to sell or trade, they will quickly and confidently complete that for you. Selling a car privately is usually a daunting and time-consuming task, but selling to a car dealership allows them to take care of all those cumbersome details.

Peters Auto Mall not only provides reliable appraisals, but pays cash for used cars if you sell to us. Best of all, it is simple and easy if you choose our dealership! We are with you every step of the way and make sure the transaction is quick and stress-free. Begin today by visiting one of our three convenient Piedmont Triad locations or calling us at 336-434-1600.



Why Sell your Car to a Dealership?

Selling your vehicle to a dealership removes so many headaches a private sale would cause! A car dealer offers several advantages over privately selling your car. Here are the amazing and stress-free benefits of selling to a dealer:

  • There is no need to spend time or money advertising your vehicle for sale.
  • You will not have to bother with or waste time repairing or detailing the vehicle for a new owner.
  • It is much safer than meeting strangers at home, work, or a random parking lot.
  • Potential buyers will want to test drive your vehicle…meaning that you will have to ride with them or allow a stranger to drive off in your vehicle.
  • Selling your vehicle to a dealership means no more expensive monthly car payments, registration or insurance expenses.
  • You do not have to stress or deal with hagglers, low ballers, buyers who want you to finance, or buyers who want to trade!
  • It does not require the hassle of hiring a notary or filling out long and complicated Department of Motor Vehicle forms.
  • It removes the anxiety and financial burden of receiving a check that will bounce.
  • When that happens, you have to begin the advertising, showing cycle all over again.

Eight Reasons to Choose Peters Auto Mall

At Peters Auto Mall, we set high standards for our customers’ satisfaction. We take care of all the details so you can sell your car stress-free. When it comes to selling a car with us, no one pays more cash than us. Below are eight reasons why you should choose Peters Auto Mall for your automotive appraisal and car sale.

  1. We have three convenient locations in the Piedmont Triad.
  2. There is no need to make an appointment. Simply, drop in during our business hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Saturday.
  3. A cash offer is available in fifteen minutes or less, guaranteed.
  4. The offer is good for seven days, so no need to feel pressure. Take time to think about it.
  5. You do not need to trade for us to buy your vehicle. But we can help if you are in the market for a newer car or truck!
  6. If you accept our offer, we will handle all the tedious title work.
  7. We will also cut your check that same visit.
  8. Best of all, we offer a safe environment in which to sell your vehicle.

We pride ourselves on the fact that every car sale transaction is easy, fast, fun, and safe for our clients. Additionally, we want to get you the best pricing we can. Contact us today to start the process of selling your car.

Serving the Piedmont Triad Since 1993

We are a proud family-owned business that has been in business for over 27 years. Our goal always has been and continues to be, providing the best customer service possible. Want to hear what our clients say? Here are two recent reviews we received on Facebook.

“An amazing place to do business with. They were friendly people who provided wonderful service. My salesman Ron Hollingsworth did an awesome job. I would highly recommend Peters Auto Mall. I walked away happy from start to finish.”

“We had a great experience at Peters Auto Mall. They were great to deal with and went above and beyond for us. We were pleased they even delivered one of the cars from their other location. So, we did not have to drive over there. They are a great bunch of people. If you need anything, I recommend you visit them!”

“I had a great experience with buying another car from Peters Auto Mall. They always take care of me, my family, and friends! I would NEVER buy from anyone else. Thank you, Peters Auto Mall!

Want to know who you will be working with? Be sure to check out the meet our team page to learn more about our experienced and professional team.

Everything You Need to Know About a Car Appraisal

An appraisal provides the current value of your motor vehicle. You might be wondering how a vehicle’s worth is determined. Here are the major factors appraisers consider:

  • Mileage
  • Condition
  • Features
  • Exterior Color
  • Personalization

The mileage and condition of the car are the key two considerations appraisers look at. The lower the mileage and better condition the vehicle is in, the more likely it is to receive a higher appraisal value.

Certain features are more likely to add more value to the appraisal, such as, panoramic moon roofs or all-wheel drive. On the opposite end of the spectrum, if a car is missing certain common features it will impact the certified appraisal value. These features include air conditioning, power windows, and any other normal car features expected today.

While it is not a major factor in an appraisal, exterior color does attribute some to the final value. Popular colors, for example black, white, blue, or silver, sell more quickly than brighter or less common colors.

Lastly, many people personalize their cars as they want the extra or fun features; however, it could lower the value of your car. These personalization choices could be adding stereo speakers, window tinting, or oversized wheels to your vehicle.

All these factors mentioned above play a role in deciding the current fair market value in car appraisals. Requesting an accurate appraisal is the first step in selling your car or truck.

For those with a classic car, the value can be significant. A classic car appraisal helps the owner know the true value, so they will get the payment they deserve when selling.

Who are Auto Appraisers?

Most professional appraisers work for insurance companies. An appraiser typically determines a car’s value following a car accident. Drivers involved in an accident use that information to file an insurance claim. It is helpful in a legal dispute, if one arises, as it independently determines the vehicle’s value. A vehicle valuation shows how much the car or truck would have been worth right before the accident happened. An adjuster calculates that amount, not a qualified appraiser.

The Bureau of Certified Auto Appraisers is the group that licenses appraisers. An appraiser’s qualifications tend to include being analytical, knowledgeable of appraisal software, and possess a strong understanding of automobiles and how they work.

Not only is hiring an outside auto appraisal individual costly, but it can also be unsafe as they would need to see your car or truck at your home. Otherwise, they would need to meet you somewhere else to see your car. That could also be unsafe and is an inconvenience. A dealership automotive appraisal removes those unknown and dangerous risks.

Three Advantages to a Dealership Vehicle Appraisal

There are three big advantages of taking your vehicle to a dealership for an appraisal versus hiring a third-party professional appraiser. First, outside professional appraisals can be costly. The average car appraiser charges anywhere from $100 to $500.

Second, a dealership understands the value of your time as well. At Peters Auto Mall, our appraisals typically take only 20 minutes.

Finally, we offer a professional appraisal not just an assessment. An assessment does not include physically looking at the vehicle and is not an official appraisal of the car’s current value.

Another option for car appraisal is utilizing an online appraiser tool. While this is easy, it is rarely 100% accurate as it is not an in-person inspection of the vehicle. Plus, some online sites charge or collect your personal information.

What is Checked During the Appraisal?

Our fast appraisal process checks all the major aspects of your car. We will test drive your car to see how it runs. Additionally, we review the entire condition of your car including the inside and outside. This inspection includes checking the tires, engine, windshield and frame, and mileage. Lastly, we pull a vehicle history report on the car to check for accident and sale history. We use all this information to present you with a fair offer. If you accept, then you can walk away that day with a check! Or, you can take up to seven days to think about it.

A detailed appraisal will include the following major pieces of information on the appraisal report:

  • Inspection Date and Location
  • Complete Vehicle Description
  • Appraisal Purpose

Items to Bring to Your Appraisal

It is remarkably simple to remember what you need to bring as you only need a few items to sell your car at Peters Auto Mall. Here is what you will need to bring:

  • Title or payoff statement – all owners must be present
  • Valid ID for all vehicle owners
  • Current registration
  • All keys and remote fobs

No-Pressure Offers

We want you to feel comfortable and not forced to decide on the spot. Therefore, our offers are good for seven days. We want you to take your time considering the offer. When you are ready, stop back in to sell and collect your payment.

Trade-In Options Available

We will not pressure you to trade and buy a car with us. However, if you are looking for a vehicle, we would love to get you into the car of your dreams! We have an extensive inventory at our dealership among our three locations. From an SUV to a sports car, we have it all. Check out all our vehicles today on our website. You can search by make, model, vehicle types, or even by dealer lot location. When you bring in a vehicle for trade, we would assess it just as though you were selling it to us. But the money we would give you for your current vehicle would apply directly to your newer car purchase. This means lower monthly payments and a lower down payment!

Get Money Today!

Do not wait! Contact us or stop in today. Visit or call one of our three locations below:

  1. North High Point: 3037 North Main Street, High Point, NC 27265 and phone number: 336-886-5140
  2. South High Point: 2857 South Main Street, High Point, NC 27263 and phone number: 336-434-1600
  3. Greensboro: 5101 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27409 and phone number: 336-434-1610

Our hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Saturday. You are welcome to drop by during business hours, or you can schedule an appointment here. Whether you need an appraisal service to sell your car or want to trade in, we are with you every step of the process.