Tips to Make Your Trade-in Worth More

June 12th, 2015 by

trade-inWe want you to get the most out of your trade-in vehicle when you visit us at Bosak Honda Highland. While the best way to make sure that your used car is worth more is to keep up with routine maintenance, we have a few tips that can help improve your trade-in value before bringing it to a dealership.

Four Tips to Improve Your Trade-in Experience

While there are a variety of different things you can do to improve the trade-in value of your vehicle, these four should be at the top of your list:

  • Do your research. Not only should you look into the value of your vehicle, but also how much those vehicles are selling for both in your area and around your dealership (if you’re driving somewhere different for a car). Kelley Blue Book is a good place to start, but be sure to have a couple of reference points so that you aren’t blindsided by how much your car is really worth.
  • Understand the dealer’s perspective. When you bring your vehicle to us, we have to worry about making sure that everything is on the up and up and that you’re selling us a car on good faith. Let us know what work has been done and what work needs to be done (if any), and be aware that these factors can affect trade-in value.
  • Combine your trade-in and financing transactions. When you trade your vehicle in and finance with the same dealership, you can often use one to help negotiate the other a bit. Adding some trade-in value or knocking a percentage point off the APR can go a long way.
  • Keep your options open. If you have your sights set on the perfect car, you might miss out on savings from a dealer incentive or an affordably priced pre-owned vehicle. Be willing to shop around a bit, and you could find yourself with a deal you never expected.

Do you know how much your trade-in vehicle is worth? You can use our online trade-in estimation tool to get an idea of what your car could be worth before you visit us.

Find Your Next Car at Bosak Honda Highland

Whether you are looking for a new or a used car, we will be happy to take your current vehicle off of your hands. In order to receive top dollar for your trade-in, contact Bosak Honda Highland today.

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