How to Trade In a Car

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What are the benefits of trading in your vehicle? You don’t have to worry about the hassle associated with selling the vehicle yourself and it can make the purchase of your next vehicle even more affordable. The money received from your trade-in can be applied to the cost of the new car you have your eye on. If you’ve been wondering about how to trade in your car, our finance experts would be glad to help. Read on to find out how.

Calculate Your Trade-In Car Value

Before you trade-in your car at Auffenberg Dealer Group, you’ll want to find out what it’s worth. Drivers in the O'Fallon area can use our convenient value your trade tool. Simply fill out the car’s year, make, and model, as well as contact information like your name, email, and phone number. You’ll also need to provide a few details about the condition of the vehicle.

Once this has been completed, you’ll be sent an estimate that’s based on what we know about the vehicle. If there’s something we discover in an appraisal that wasn’t mentioned, it could impact your vehicle’s trade-in value.

Have the Vehicle Appraised

The next step after receiving the value of your trade is to have the vehicle appraised at Auffenberg Dealer Group. We’ll evaluate the condition of your vehicle in addition to considering what used cars we already have in stock. When you stop by for the appraisal, you should have your trade-in value estimate on hand.

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Get a Trade-In Offer

It’s time to negotiate or accept the trade-in offer after the vehicle has been appraised. At Auffenberg Dealer Group, the process is hassle-free, and you’ll find advantages that come with trading your car in at a dealership.

  • Most national used car retailers don’t allow you to negotiate your trade-in value.
  • Dealerships make it easy to roll over your auto loan if you still have a balance when trading toward your new car

The final step is to accept an offer. You can take the offer in cash or use it to make your new car even more affordable. The choice is up to you.

Contact Auffenberg Dealer Group Today

Now that you know more about how to trade in a car, contact Auffenberg Dealer Group to get the process started. We want to help you find a car you’ll love for many years to come.

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