How to Trade In a Car

Buying a Car

If you’re ready for a new model but don’t have the money saved to buy one upfront, you might want to consider trading in your current vehicle at . Doing so will save you the stress and hassle that comes with finding private sellers across Newark and Paterson, but you might be unsure how to trade in your car and make sure you get the best deal on your trade-in. Use this handy guide on how to trade in a car from Richard Catena Auto.

How to Value Your Trade

The first thing Passaic drivers need to do is work out how much their vehicle is worth. Luckily enough, you can value your trade quickly and easily using our online tool. Simply provide information on your vehicle, including the year, make, and model, then add your personal contact information. We’ll send you a complete report detailing the vehicle’s estimated value and the local market supply, plus the overall popularity of your car. Anyone looking to do additional research can look to tools such as Edmunds True Market Value and Kelley Blue Book Value.

How to Get an Appraisal

Once you’ve determined your car’s value, you need to get it appraised. Schedule an appointment at a local service center so they can carry out an inspection. A dealership will also factor in their current used vehicle inventory to determine whether they believe they can sell the vehicle.

How to Negotiate or Accept a Trade-In Offer

After the appraisal, you can either accept the terms and close the deal or try to negotiate. You might want to keep in mind that most dealerships offer a firm offer that cannot be negotiated higher. And how about trading in a car that is not paid off? If the amount you still owe on the vehicle is more than the vehicle is worth, you may have to consolidate what you owe with the price of your new car – if that’s the case, you’re far better off going through a dealership. Once you’ve decided what to do, you can finalize the trade-in and either opt for cash or put the value towards a new vehicle.

Take Advantage of Trade In Deals at Richard Catena Auto

If you need to know how to prepare your car for trade in or want to work out monthly payments for a used vehicle, the team here at Richard Catena can help – we even offer an online financing application. To find out more about good mileage for a used car or compare used vs. CPO vehicles, simply contact us today.

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