What is the Trade-In Value of My Car?

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When you’re ready to buy a new or pre-owned vehicle to drive around Willow Grove, Willow Manor, or Glenside, Pennsylvania, you will also have to find a new home for your current vehicle. Trading it in is always an option, which raises questions about what the value of your vehicle will be.

Therefore, our team at Sussman Mazda prepared this article to go over how to determine what the trade-in value of your car is and why it might be a good idea to choose this option. Read on to learn more, and contact us today with any questions!

Value Your Vehicle

Close up of red toy car calculator stacks of coinsOn our website, you will find a trade-in tool from TrueCar® that can give you a True Cash Offer™. You have three different choices when it comes to sharing information about your vehicle. You can use your license plate to get this cash offer or you can use your VIN number. A third option is to use your vehicle’s year, make, model, and trim level to get an estimate of its worth.

You will then want to drive your vehicle to our dealership so that one of our team members can appraise it in person. This way, you’ll know that the estimate has been honest.

Plenty of other online resources are out there to give you further estimates. Feel free to get a few different opinions so you can feel more confident about your vehicle’s worth.

How to Increase Vehicle Value

Guy vacuuming out back seat of carIf you’ve taken great care of your vehicle, you’re sure to receive an equitable offer. If you haven’t, now is a good time to put a plan into action.

This plan may include going to the car wash to clean off the exterior as well as running a vacuum through the interior to pick up any debris. While cleaning, you may notice that your vehicle’s paint has some scratches. If possible, you might want to take some time to fix them to give your car a better appearance.

You have probably scheduled some service appointments for your vehicle, like for an oil change or a new battery. Your vehicle should therefore have maintenance records showing this. You can bring those records with you to the appraisal, as this demonstrates that you properly maintained your car to preserve its value.

Trade-In Benefits

Vehicle service centerWho doesn’t love an efficient purchasing process? That’s what happens when you trade in your car with us. You pick out a new vehicle to drive, we take over your old one, and you’re good to go. We handle the transaction entirely, paperwork included, so all you have to do is accept our appraisal and move forward with the purchase of your new vehicle.

Thanks to the value of your trade-in, that purchase will cost you less. We apply that trade-in value to your financing plan, which can score you a lower monthly payment than you may have originally thought or estimated yourself.

Another benefit with trade-ins involves maintenance. If, for example, your vehicle requires new parts, we will replace them and include their price with your trade-in value.

Trade in Your Car Today!

If you’re a driver near Willow Grove, Willow Manor, or Glenside, PA, we encourage you to check out our online form to learn more about the trade-in value of your car. This value could play a key role in helping you find a great plan on a new vehicle you’re considering.

If you have any questions or are ready for an appraisal, contact us at Sussman Mazda today!

 

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