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How to Trade In A Car

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If you need a new car for your Ooltewah driving needs but you dread dealing with the hassle of selling your old car, consider making a trade in at Mtn. View Chevrolet! If you don’t know how to trade in a car, that’s no problem—our finance department is happy to help you learn how to get the most financial bang from your old ride so it makes it easier to buy your new one by helping you learn how to sell a car to a dealership. Take a look at our step-by-step guide on how to trade in a car.

How To Trade In Your Car: Step-By-Step

When you know how to trade in a car in Dalton, it’s a skill you can use anywhere, every time you’re ready to purchase a vehicle. It breaks down to three relatively simple steps.

Step 1: Estimate Trade-In Value

There are several ways you can estimate a trade-in value so you have an idea what to expect when you bring your old vehicle to a Athens dealership. They include:

  • You can get a reliable trade-in value estimate from automotive resources like Kelly Blue Book or Edmunds.
  • Use these resources to find out what similar cars have recently sold for in the Dalton area.
  • Use our free online Value Your Trade tool for an instant estimate.

Since factors like condition and maintenance history also influence trade-in value, these steps will only give you an estimate, which you can use for negotiating your final price if necessary.

Step 2: Get Your Vehicle Appraised

Contact our service department and make an appointment to have your vehicle appraised. Our team of certified technicians will inspect your vehicle and appraise its value.

While cosmetic sprucing like having your vehicle detailed and replacing worn-out parts like windshield wipers can help your appraisal value, the best thing you can do is bring a full maintenance history with you. This maximizes your vehicle’s resale value because fully maintained used vehicles are in high demand. You’ll put more money in your pocket if you’re able to trade in your vehicle as a certified pre-owned model.

Step 3: Negotiate or Accept an Offer

If your appraisal doesn’t turn up any issues and you did your research in the first step, you can negotiate a better deal if you’re given an offer that’s lower than what other vehicles like your’s sold for in the area. Remember, just because we’ve appraised your vehicle doesn’t mean you have to accept the offer. If you’re not pleased with the offer, you’re not obligated to take it.

Trade In Your Car at Mtn. View Chevrolet

We would love to have your used car on our lot while you enjoy the perks of putting your trade-in towards the down payment of your next vehicle! If you have questions about the trade in process or how to get a car loan with bad credit, you’re welcome to contact us for answers. At Mtn. View Chevrolet we work hard to make trading in your car easy, so trade-in with us and let us help! We’ll even work with you on financing and trading in a financed car!

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