How to Boost Your Car’s Trade-In Value
Trading in your vehicle can help you earn a little bit of money that you can put towards your next vehicle purchase. Many factors go into determining what your car is worth. So, how do you get the most out of your trade-in?
To help drivers from Willow Grove, Willow Manor, or Glenside get the most out of their trade-in, Sussman Mazda has put together this page.
What Factors Affect Your Car’s Trade-In Value
There are many factors that can affect your vehicle’s trade-in value. Some of these factors include:
- Fuel Prices
- Maintenance Issues
- Aesthetic Issues
Fuel prices at the time of your trade-in may affect your vehicle’s value. If gas prices are on the higher side, cars with better fuel economy will be worth more. When gas prices are lower, you might get more for your vehicle that gets less-than-stellar fuel efficiency.
One of the bigger factors in terms of valuing your trade-in is your odometer reading, or your mileage. Vehicles with lower mileage are worth more than cars with higher mileage.
Any dings, dents, or scratches on your vehicle will affect its trade-in value. Most likely, dealers will have to weigh the cost of doing those repairs vs. the trade-in value. The same goes for potential mechanical issues.
How to Boost Your Vehicle’s Trade-In Value
There are things you can do to boost the value of your trade-in. The first thing you can do is over your vehicle’s entire lifetime—bring it in for regular maintenance and service. By keeping your vehicle in good condition, it will last longer and run better for longer. Some other things you can do are:
- Clean your car’s upholstery if stained or dirty
- Repair scratches, dents, and mechanical issues
When you’re getting ready to trade your vehicle in, making sure your car’s interior is clean can help your trade-in value. If there are no stains and the inside is clean, it will show that you took good care of the vehicle.
Repairing dents and mechanical issues before you trade in your vehicle helps because the dealership will not have to weigh the cost of repairs vs. the worth of your trade-in. You’ll be offered a higher amount because there is less the dealer has to spend later.
Consider Getting Service with us Before Trading in
If you want to bring your vehicle in and get it inspected or get repairs done before trading it in, our service center can help. Our technicians use genuine OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts made specifically for your vehicle’s make and model. Not only will these parts fit better, but they will also last longer and are the same brand as your trade-in.
Our technicians can handle various vehicle needs, from oil changes to brake pad replacements to larger engine repairs. We want to make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape, so it runs better and longer. You can schedule service online or by phone.
Trade-In or Get Service with us
If you’re a driver in the Willow Grove, Willow Manor, or Glenside areas and are looking to get some service on a potential trade-in or trade-in your vehicle, come by Sussman Mazda. Our team can answer any questions you have about the trade-in process. Schedule an appointment with us today!