How to Get the Most for Your Trade-In Vehicle
New cars are expensive, and they aren’t likely to get much cheaper. Fortunately, having a trade-in vehicle to use as credit towards your next purchase can significantly reduce the price of a new car. We here at Crown Kia of Longview have a few tips on how to get the most for your trade-in vehicle the next time you’re in the market for a new car.
While getting your car professionally detailed can get a little pricy, even a cleaning job at home is better than nothing. Remove the trash and sweep the interior. Do your best to remove any stains and lingering smells. Polish the windows until they’re squeaky clean. Finally, give the vehicle a good wash and wax that will leave it shining in the sunlight.
Some dealerships are known to bundle the price of your trade-in vehicle into the price of your new car. While it’s much simpler, odds are you won’t get the most for your old vehicle. Instead, negotiate the price of the new and old vehicles separately to ensure you get the best deal possible.
Not every dealership will offer the exact same price for your trade-in vehicle. Odds are one will be willing to negotiate a higher price if you’re buying a new car from them. Take some time and visit multiple dealerships before making the final decision. Some deals are just too good to pass up!