Trading In Your Car to a Dealer? Take These Steps Beforehand
If you have just purchased a new or used set of wheels—maybe here at Pollard Used Cars of Amarillo—chances are good you have got an older car to get rid of. Save yourself the trouble of private selling by trading it in for money to go toward the down payment on your new car.
Never traded in your car before? Make sure to take the following steps before bringing your trade-in to the dealership.
1.Determine what your car is worth. The internet is a great tool. Use sites like KBB.com to determine the trade-in value of your car. While Pollard Used Cars is always fair when it comes to pricing, we know you’ll feel better if you’ve done your homework and come to us with the price you won’t go below.
2.Address small maintenance issues. While Pollard Used Cars will take care of any large maintenance issues (do mind that this will lower your trade-in value), you can help drive the price of your car up by taking care of simple things, like topping off your washer fluid, filling your tires to the optimal pressure, and replacing any burnt out taillights.
3.Clean, clean, clean. Take pride in your trade-in. Wash it down inside and out, and collect trash—and your favorite belongings—before bringing it into the dealership.
4.Come with everything you’ll need. Aside from your house, buying and selling your cars will likely be your most complicated financial transactions throughout life. Ease the process by coming equipped with the vehicle title and registration, spare keys, maintenance histories, and other important documents or items.
Interested in initiating a trade-in with your current daily driver at Pollard Used Cars? Visit us today at our Amarillo location, and we’ll be happy to put the process in motion.