How To Trade In A Car

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Do you know how to trade in a car? Trading in a car at a dealership such as Dependable Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can help you mitigate the headache of trying to sell your car privately. Furthermore, you can put the trade-in value towards the purchase of your new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram vehicle. However, if you’re new to the whole process, you may be wondering how to trade in your car for a good rate. Luckily, our experienced finance team can help you through the process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us anytime!

Determining Trade-In Car Value

When figuring out how to trade in your car around Simi Valley, you first need to know exactly how much it’s worth. Luckily, Thousand Oaks drivers can use our easy trade value tool. You just have to provide information such as the year, make, and model of your trade. Include any contact information such as a phone number or email as well. If you have additional information such as mileage, include this as well to get a more accurate estimate. You could also use trusted sources such as Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value® for your estimate, or to compare their estimates against the one you receive from our website.

Getting Your Appraisal

Now that you’ve received your estimate for trade, you can come visit our dealership in Canoga Park for an appraisal. One of our experts will take a look at your vehicle’s interior and exterior condition, and compare it to the current used inventory on our lot to determine if the vehicle can be sold. It’s important to do some research prior to arriving at your appraisal, as it will allow you to negotiate your trade-in offer based on your estimate.

Accept Or Negotiate Your Trade-In Offer

Now that you’ve gotten your appraisal, you can decide whether or not to accept the offer and finalize the deal. We make this entire process stress-free and easy to navigate, which we believe is one of the best reasons to turn in your vehicle at a dealership. Here are a few more benefits:

  • You are able to negotiate your offer with Dependable Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, allowing some flexibility to the first offer given. You can then negotiate based on your own research and valuing your trade. Unfortunately, not all dealerships near San Fernando Valley don’t allow this, but Dependable Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will be glad to work with you so you can get an offer you feel good about.
  • Even if you’re upside down on your loan, we can consolidate the amount still owed into a new loan for a more affordable car, made possible by our experienced finance center.

Now that you’ve been given your offer, and negotiated, you can close the deal. You can either get cash for your trade or put it toward your new vehicle.

Visit Dependable Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram For More Trade-In Information

Now that you know how to trade in your car, come visit us at Dependable Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Canoga Park for your appraisal. You can ask about our new vehicle specials and used car offers to get the best deal in Canoga Park!  Looking for a temporary option? Explore a car lease takeover with our team.

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