‘We can cut a check the same day’: Stephen Wade Auto Center buys cars of any make and model

CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — Rather than listing your car and waiting days or even weeks for someone to show interest, the Stephen Wade family of dealerships wants you to consider selling it to them for a fair and competitive price. 

Stephen Wade Auto Center is seeking to expand their used car inventory and is willing to cut a check for your vehicle – any make, any model, any year – with no obligation to purchase. This will also save you the time of having to show your vehicle to potential buyers and then deal with the hassle of haggling and securing payment. 

“We make it really easy for people to sell us their vehicle at a fair market value price,” said Herb Anderson, marketing director for the Stephen Wade Auto Center. “In most cases, we can cut a check the same day.” 

Selling your car to Stephen Wade Auto Center is a simple three-step process: get a free valuation, bring your vehicle for inspection, and get a check.

Anderson says interested sellers should start with the online valuation tool, which provides a free valuation of your vehicle. The dealership partners with trusted resources like KSL Cars, Kelley Blue Book and Carfax to validate all estimates. 

Composite image. Background shows Stephen Wade service center, St. George, Utah, Feb. 28, 2020 | Background photo by Andrew Pinckney. Logos courtesy of Stephen Wade Auto Center, St. George News

“Often times, a shopper’s perception is that dealerships are trying to take advantage of customers, and that couldn’t be further from the truth,” Anderson said. “It’s in our best interest to make you the best offer possible.” 

Another common misconception is that a private party sale will guarantee the seller more cash, Anderson said. Vehicles are a depreciating asset that continually loses value. Time is money, and the market ebbs and flows on a daily basis. 

“The best way to describe a used car is like ice – it’s always melting,” he added. “If you need cash, don’t take a chance with your money.” 

The second step is to bring your vehicle in for appraisal at any Stephen Wade dealership in St. George. The appraisal team will thoroughly inspect and test-drive the car before making an offer. 

Don’t worry about spending money to fix dents, dings and scratches before the appraisal. Anderson said these minor flaws don’t negatively impact a car’s valuation as much as some customers think they do. Just get it washed and bring it in. 

Aerial photo of Stephen Wade Auto Center complex, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Stephen Wade Auto Center, St. George News

“If you need to invest hundreds of dollars to get your vehicle in tip-top shape, it’s a waste,” he said, “because a dealership can do all of that for much cheaper.” 

The last step is to get your check and get on with whatever else you need to do, whether that’s hitching a ride home or buying a new or used vehicle from the Stephen Wade family of dealerships. 

“If you have negative equity on your vehicle and need to purchase another car from us, we can make that process smooth,” Anderson said. “If you have positive equity, you can buy a vehicle and ask for that equity back. So you could walk out of the dealership with a brand new car and money in hand.” 

In addition to helping yourself, going to Stephen Wade Auto Center also helps your community. The group invests in the local community by supporting youth sports, art and science programs, school athletic teams, local school clubs and other organizations through the Kick4Cash and Shoot4Cash programs. They sponsor sporting events, concerts, festivals, medical programs and nonprofit initiatives, including the Washington County School District Foundation classroom grants. 

In this February 2021 file photo, announcer Colleen Rue and Crimson Cliffs High School principal Rusty Taylor hold up checks representing amounts students won for school clubs or teams during Shoot4Cash halftime promotion, Washington City, Utah, Feb. 19, 2021 | Photo courtesy of Jamie Bahlmann, Stephen Wade Auto Center, St. George News

“When people purchase their vehicle here, they help us continue to participate and do things locally,” Anderson said. “The more people buy from us, the more it allows us to give back.”

Offering the largest selection of new and used vehicles in Southern Utah, the Stephen Wade family of dealerships features 12 brands with makes and models to fit every lifestyle. Over the past 27 years, customers have come to expect quality local sales personnel, service technicians and mechanics and parts specialists to assist with all their vehicle needs.

Whether you’re buying or selling, Anderson said that everyone at Stephen Wade Auto Center takes pride in offering a convenient, flexible and no-pressure customer experience.

Written by ALEXA MORGAN for St. George News.

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