How to Trade In a Car

Excited Couple Reviewing Trade in Offer with Salesman

There are two major reasons to figure out how to trade in a car at a dealership: you can avoid the hassle of selling a car yourself, and you can potentially use the money you get for trading in your car towards the purchase of a new vehicle at that dealership! The finance team at Land Rover Wilmington covers how to trade in a car below!

How to Get Your Car’s Trade-In Value

The first step in any trade-in process should be for West Chester, PA drivers to figure out how much their vehicle is worth! This is a simple process if you use our online value your trade tool to calculate your car’s worth based upon a few easy-to-answer questions about your vehicle make, model, and year. You can also add information about the condition of your vehicle and then get an estimated value. 

Other online tools for valuing your trade include the Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value®

Getting an Appraisal

The next step for how to trade in your car is an appraisal. An appraisal is when a dealership or other party examines your vehicle inside and out. Middletown drivers should come to the appraisal knowing their trade-in estimate, as discussed above; it’ll be important in the negotiation process. 

How to Trade In Your Car After Appraisal 

After a dealership appraises your vehicle, there is still room to negotiate your trade-in value. That’s why it’s important to do some research beforehand on your car’s value. You should also look for your make and model at the dealership to see how much they’re trying to get out of your vehicle. Here are some other tips for negotiating: 

  • A dealership like Land Rover Wilmington will negotiate with you, especially if you want to trade in your vehicle for one of our cars! 
  • A dealership can also help those who have an upside-down loan. We’ll consolidate what you owe with the price of your new car!

Once everything is negotiated, you can either put down the trade-in value as part of your new car payment or walk away with cash! 

Learn More About Car Trade-Ins at Land Rover Wilmington

At Land Rover Wilmington, our goal is to help simplify the car-buying and selling process for every Wilmington driver. That’s why we offer lots of car buying tips and tools like the payment calculator. If you have any questions about how to trade in your car, contact us today, and we’ll help you out!


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