How to 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 the car to work. I want to get rid of it as soon as possible and get a motorcycle instead. Is there any way I could feasibly do this?

What a cool ride! Trading in your car for a motorcycle is actually much easier than it sounds. As is always the case with trading in cars, you can either sell it 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 or medpay—just in case of any unforeseen incidents.
For help finding the coverage you want at the best price, try the Jerry app. As a licensed broker, the Jerry app will help you gather and compare quotes from top name-brand insurance companies in minutes. And we’ll even help you buy a new plan and cancel your old policy, if you find a new plan you prefer!
Best of luck, and enjoy your new ride!
Joshua Levy
Answered on Nov 30, 2021

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