Dealerships have 2 tactics they will use on you when you go to trade the car in. Either they will offer to buy your car for what you owe on it and then you end up paying more for your new vehicle OR they will pay you blue book value for your car (whatever it's worth at the time) and give you a fair deal on your new vehicle. Best bet: sell your car person to person, then use that money to pay off your loan and get the title to sign over to the new buyer. When that deal is done, shop around for new vehicles. Trade-ins are almost never worth it. You are always going to be upside down when you come away.
yes, even if you still owe money on your current car
If they have the letter of authority, yes.
Sell it privately for what you owe on it.
not if you still owe money on it
Yes, the police can seize a car that you still owe money on. Though, they have to have a valid reason for doing so or if they have a court order.
Yes you can, but it depends on the dealership you trade it to...some of them will be willing to pay it off when they receive it as a trade.
yes you can trade it in. But if you owe more than what the dealer is going to give you for the car the remaining balance will be added to your new loan
Yes, you can trade a car when you still owe money on it. The key is what is the difference between what you owe and what the car is worth. Dealers refer to this is being "upside down" in your trade. If the amount isn't too much, you should be able to roll it into your next loan. If it's a lot, you may have to come up with some cash. Find out what car dealers don't want you to know at www.dealertricks.com
Yes you can trade your car in, but they are only going to give you what the blue book value is. Then the remainder of what you still owe, they will put it towards the new vehicle you get. I know this because I done it.
The balance you owe on the car that is getting traded in will be added to your new car loan. Example You owe 10,000 for the car you want to trade in They give you 6,000 for trade in your new car costs 20,000 you will either have to pay that 4,000 or they will add it onto your new car loan from your car you traded in.
You still owe the balance after the insurance money is paid, if there is a balance. You can only get rid of it, along with your other unsecured debts, by filing bankruptcy.