Whether you want to trade in your vehicle to get money in your pocket or to get closer to a new vehicle, our team at Casey Auto will make the process easy from start to finish. Here are a few tips to prepare your trade-in vehicle so you can the most from your ride.
Research Your Vehicle
With a little homework, you can determine the ballpark value of your vehicle. Check reputable sources like Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds, Black Book, and National Automobile Dealers Association Guide for your car’s current value. Keep in mind, though, that the price you will get for your trade-in may vary from the amount you find based on your vehicle’s condition.
Fix What's Not Working
A vehicle that has outstanding repairs or is in poor condition will fetch a lower trade-in value. Before you visit us at Casey Auto to trade in your vehicle, give it a thorough once-over. If you’re behind on regular maintenance or have been ignoring repairs or signs of trouble, get your vehicle into a service bay as soon as possible. While your vehicle is under the care of an automotive professional, it will also be scanned for any recalls.
Address Your Car's Appearance
A dirty, dusty exterior deters from your car’s appearance and puts the paint at risk for scratches and damage. Be sure you thoroughly wash your car from top to bottom before you trade it in. You’ll also want to pay attention to the interior of your vehicle. Vacuum, dust, and take care of any stains on the upholstery or carpet. Don’t neglect the cargo area or the trunk.
To help make the process go smoothly, you will need all paperwork related to your vehicle. Documents you should bring with you include your car title, car registration, loan information, and maintenance records.
If you are ready to trade in your vehicle, contact us at Casey Auto in Newport News, Virginia, to start the process.