How do you trade in a car for a motorcycle?

Is there any way that you can trade in a car for a motorcycle? Call it a midlife crisis, but I'm sick of taking a car to work. I want to get rid of it as soon as possible and get a motorcycle instead.

Joshua Levy · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Lucky for you, trading in your car for a motorcycle is much easier than it sounds!
You’ll first need to decide if you’re going to sell your car privately or trade it in with a dealer. While dealers typically buy it for a lower price, there are some advantages you may want to consider:
  • Dealers will buy your car quickly.
  • They are usually reliable and safe.
  • The dealership will handle all the paperwork.
  • A dealer is better equipped to help you pick a safe motorcycle.
While you should already come into the dealership with a specific bike in mind, beginners are usually better off buying used. With that in mind, you must check the vehicle history report for any past damage. Dealers are required to keep a clear record of all relevant documents, so you can be sure you have the information you need.
Remember, motorcycles can be dangerous, so it’s vital to make sure you have a safe vehicle and good coverage. As a first-time motorcyclist, it may be worthwhile to invest in
personal injury protection
—just in case of any unforeseen incidents.
For help finding the coverage you want at the best price, try
. The Jerry app’s friendly agents can help you gather and compare quotes from top name-brand insurance companies to ensure you’re getting the best motorcycle insurance!
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