How Should You Prepare Your Car for a Trade-In?

Trade-ins are commonplace at pretty much every Used Car Dealership in America. Customers are always looking to get the most cash they can for their trade, and even sometimes use it as equity towards the purchase of a new vehicle.

So to give yourself the best opportunity to get the most for your trade-in, what should you do?

First things first, clean your vehicle inside and out. Make sure that when you present the vehicle it is looking its absolute best. Vehicles that are dirty and have been for a long period of time may require deep cleaning and detailing, which will factor in how much your trade is worth if the buying the car will already cost a dealership money.

The second thing you should do is gather any important documents you may be required to have to trade the vehicle in. Make sure that you have your car’s title, registration, and if possible any service records. If you don’t have your service records, our dealership will be able to find them.

The third thing you should do is conduct your own research. Get an idea for your vehicle’s worth based on things like: year, make, model, mileage, trim level, and more. You can use many tools to do this, including the appraisal on our website. Or, you can always just stop into our dealership and ask our staff for an appraisal too!

Do you think your car is ready for an appraisal? Contact us today or come visit one of our locations in Marne & Nunica. We are conveniently located in close proximity to Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Grand Haven, Coopersville, and many other West Michigan communities!


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