How to Trade In a Car

Excited Couple Reviewing Trade in Offer with Salesman

You may have heard that trade in values are at an all time high, so how can you take advantage of the seller’s market? Learning how to trade in a car is simple and straightforward, and it’s a budget-friendly way to upgrade your ride in Pottstown. Learn how to trade in your car for the best deal possible, and get more car buying tips at Springfield Mitsubishi - Reading!



Get Your Trade-In Car Value

First, how much is your car worth? Your car’s value in Lancaster might be slightly different than in Allentown, so proper research is essential. Check sites like Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value®, as well as our Value Your Trade calculator. Then enter basic information about your car’s year, make, and model, along with your contact information. You’ll get an instant valuation that you can use for your future negotiations.

Get an Appraisal

While your online research offers a range of potential trade in values, you’ll need to visit the dealership to get a firm offer in hand. During the in-person assessment, your specialist will take a closer look at your car’s condition and history. Based on the dealership’s used inventory and customer demand, they will provide you with an offer that you can accept or reject.

Negotiate or Accept a Trade-In Offer

Is your offer everything you hoped? If so, sign the paperwork and start looking for your next vehicle! But if not, feel free to pull out your online research. Most trade in offers are flexible, so don’t hesitate to speak up. Here are a few other things to keep in mind when considering your offer:

  • Dealerships like Springfield Mitsubishi - Reading are open to negotiations, while some used car retailers are not.
  • Dealerships can also help you if you’re upside down on your auto loan. We can help you consolidate what you owe with the price of your new car, so you can get into a vehicle more suitable for your wants and needs.
  • After the negotiations are over and you’re ready to accept your offer, you can trade for cash or put the money toward a brand new car.

Trade In Your Vehicle with Springfield Mitsubishi - Reading

Now you know how to trade in your car, but feel free to contact us with any other questions about the trade in process. We’re here to make the process as easy as possible, so reach out at any time. Or if you’re ready, stop by Reading for your appraisal and test drive a new car!


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