Many people who are shopping for a vehicle are interested in replacing their current car, truck or SUV. Those car buyers are really trying to accomplish two separate things – they need to shop around for a car to buy and find the best way to get the most value out of their current vehicle.
You basically have two options for getting rid of a vehicle – sell it or trade it in to the dealership where you’re buying your used vehicle. The value of your trade in will be deducted from the purchase of the car you want to buy. You essentially get the value of your current car as a discount.
There trade-in route has several advantages over a private sale.
Starting the process is easy. You simply go to a dealership and have your vehicle appraised. You do not have to deal with many of the hassles of trying to make a private sale, like marketing your own car and dealing with prospective buyers. If you accept the dealership’s trade-in offer, all you have to do is sign the title over. If you have an auto loan or there are lienholders on the title, the dealership can handle all the logistics of cleaning it.
A dealership has an incentive to act in good faith and give car shoppers and car sellers a goo [...]
#1 Car Dealership for Used Car Financing in DC, MD & VA
At Easterns Automotive, we believe everyone deserves to be in a great pre-owned car they love. One of the most challenging parts of getting a used vehicle is finding a reasonable auto loan.
Your credit will impact your borrowing options. Bad credit will hinder your chances for getting an auto loan or a good rate. One of the only ways to improve your score is to build it by borrowing, which is hard when no one is willing to lend to you.
Our slogan is “where your job is your credit” because we believe that a less-than-perfect credit score shouldn’t prevent you from buying a car. We can help you get financing even if you don’t have great credit.
Rather than focusing on credit scores, we take into account people’s job history and reliability.
Getting into a used vehicle offers car buyers an opportunity to build good credit. As long as you have a source of income and you can make your payments on time, Easterns Automotive can help get you into a vehicle.
Easterns Automotive has a robust team of in-house financing experts who can help you get an auto loan with great terms. We partner with dozens of lenders to ensure that regardless of your credit we can help you find a manageable used car loan so [...]
Before you can buy a new car, you probably need to get rid of the one you have. If you are simply looking to upgrade your ride and your current vehicle is in good condition, selling your car is the perfect option.
There are several different ways that you can sell your car:
PrivatelySell to a dealershipTrade it in Privately
When you sell your vehicle privately, you are selling it yourself. There are many ways to approach a private sale. You can put a price with your phone number on your windshield while you drive, leave it parked somewhere with a “for sale” sign or you can put an ad up on Craigslist or Facebook Market.
Sell to a Dealership
Selling to a dealership like Easterns Automotive or DirectCarBuying.com makes the process of selling your car fast, easy and fair. We also accept vehicle trade ins so you can g [...]
Easterns Automotive Group opened in 1988 and has been a pillar of the DC, Maryland, and Virginia communities we hold dear. When you start a career at Easterns, you are not simply starting a new job, you join our family. To quote our founder and CEO, Robert Bassam, “we hire for life.” It takes a team of talented, dedicated and diverse individuals to make Easterns run. As a rule, Easterns believes deeply in promoting from within, in fact, the average tenure the Easterns corporate staff is 14 years and 12 years for sales management. And don’t forget that at “Eastern Motors, Your Job Is Your Credit!”
In this video, Joel Bassam, the Director of Marketing for Easterns Automotive Group, reveals how anyone can join the Easterns family. Easterns Automotive Group has been a household name in the greater Baltimore area for over 30 years. While having humble beginnings as a small, 30-car dealership with 3 employees, today Easterns has an impressive set of dealerships, warehouses and over 300 employees. There are a few ways to join the Easterns Automotive Group family. We are always looking for skilled employees to work in our corporate office in Sterling, VA, our reconditioning facility, our Business Development Center [...]