Tips and Tricks for Trading in your Car

How Can I Figure out my Trade-In Value?

Tips and Tricks for Trading in your Car

Before you go to the dealership to trade in your old vehicle, you need to collect some information about your current model first. This will help you figure out what kind of model you can afford and how much your trade-in will help you when it comes to the financial side of the car-shopping process. Take a look at our tips and tricks for trading in your car!


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Go online to the Serra Toyota of Decatur website and find our trade-in policy page. It will be under our “Finance” header and from there you will find the “Value your Trade” page. There you will need to find information for your vehicle. You have to find out how many miles your car has on it. You will need to know the make, model and year. If there are trim options for your vehicle, you will have to find that out as well. The website will also ask you about its condition and being honest is the best way to know what the best trade-in option for you will be. Then there is a contact information page so we can communicate with you about calculating your trade-in.

How can I get the Most out of my Trade-In?

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Before you take it to the dealership to look for other vehicles, you should make any necessary repairs so that you can get the best value for trading in your old vehicle. Whether it is a simple oil change or a putting air in the tires, some simple maintenance for your old vehicle will be helpful in your search for a new car. You can accomplish this by using our service department at Serra Toyota of Decatur! Be sure that the vehicle is clean, inside and out. This is another part of maintenance that might go unnoticed but when you are trading in, you have to prepare it for its maximum value. Remember to keep track of your car records, as it will be important to understand how many owners the vehicle has had and how many accidents it has been through. Hold on to maintenance receipts too! This will show that the vehicle in question has a good record of service, increasing your old car’s worth. Again, being honest and thorough with this information is key to securing a more reliable estimate.


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Make sure to follow these tips and tricks for trading in your vehicle for a reliable estimate on your trade-in. Looking for more help? Contact us at Serra Toyota of Decatur! Our reliable team can walk you through the trade-in and buying process to make sure you are getting what you deserve. Then check out our online inventory for the newest Toyota models! You can schedule a test drive of a new Toyota today!