What to Expect When Trading In Your Car

What to Expect When Trading In Your Car

Should I Trade In My Car? And Other Questions: Answered

Get the Most for Your Trade-In

If you’ve never traded in a car, or even if you have, it’s hard to figure what the best route is to take: Should you trade in your vehicle, or sell it to a private buyer?

If you’re looking to get the most for your vehicle and simplify the process, it’s important to get all the information you can before pulling the trigger on anything. In the guide below, we’ll break down why you might choose one over the other and how the trade-in process works.

“Help, I just want to trade in my car!” There are many reasons why you might want to trade in your vehicle. We understand, and we’re here to help.

To see how much you can get for your trade-in, visit Spitzer Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac. Our knowledgeable finance team will help you get the most for your vehicle, whether you’re just looking to sell (we’ll buy your car!) or trade-in for a brand new vehicle.

Why Should I Trade In My Car?

If you’re still deciding between selling your car to a private buyer and trading it in, this section is for you.

“Why should I trade in my car?” you ask? There are pros and cons to both, but the simple answer is this: you can sometimes get more from selling the vehicle yourself, but doing so comes with caveats that can cause a big headache. So, it’s generally far easier and more profitable to trade-in or sell your car to a dealership.

With selling to a private buyer, that buyer is less likely to be trained in how to properly evaluate a vehicle. So, if you’ve done your homework, you’re more likely to get what the vehicle is worth or more. The only problem is, you’ll be dealing with individuals who aren’t professionals, and strangers for that matter who you won’t know whether you can trust.

Alternatively, when selling your vehicle or trading it in to a dealership, you know who you’re dealing with. The car dealership has a public listing with online reviews and a reputation to uphold, so they’re immediately more trustworthy than a random stranger.

Plus, when trading in your car at Spitzer Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac you get added convenience. The entire process is guided from beginning to end by our helpful customer service representatives, meaning you know how it’s going to work while getting the most for your trade-in.


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Trading In at a Dealership: How It Works

“I want to trade in my car. How does it work?” Let’s go over some steps!

First, you’ll want to get an idea of the car’s estimated trade-in value by using a trusted source like Kelley Blue Book. You’ll want to have an idea of the value of your vehicle before visiting the dealership so you have an idea of what you’re working with.

This will also help you take note of the car’s various options now before they ask you when you sit down at the dealer, which will further speed up the process. Once you have your trade-in estimate, you have a better idea of what you can for your trade-in. However, keep in mind that this is only a rough estimate and likely not 100% accurate, so that number will probably change once the dealer has the chance to take a look at your vehicle first-hand. Which brings us to our next step.

Next, you’ll need to get your car appraised. When you stop by Spitzer Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac, we’ll complete a full appraisal of your vehicle to help you get the most for your trade-in. It’s important to know that your trade-in price will be based on several factors from the dealer’s inventory to the car’s condition. So, you won’t know exactly how much you can get for your vehicle until you visit the dealer.

Lastly, it’s time to close the deal. Once you’ve received your appraisal, you can review why the dealer priced the trade-in at what it did and make a decision. If you’re trading in to purchase a new vehicle, you can also see how that trade-in will be applied to the purchase of your new vehicle.

We’ll Buy Your Car

If you’re not looking to trade in, but you do want to sell your car, we’ve got good news: Spitzer Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac will buy it (pending appraisal and review). That’s right, you can head to Spitzer Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac and sell your car without having to purchase a new vehicle if that’s not an option for you right now.

Selling your vehicle yourself takes a lot of time, effort, and hassle. If you just want to sell your car, let us help by streamlining the process while making sure you get the most for your vehicle.

Get the Most for Your Trade-In or Sale at Spitzer Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac

At Spitzer Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac, we’re dedicated to helping you, whether that means appraising your trade-in so you can get into the driver seat of a brand new vehicle, or simply selling your vehicle for cash.

Stop by today and sit down with our helpful finance team, who will help you get the most for your trade-in or sale today.

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