How to Trade In a Car

2021 GMC Yukon SLE/SLT

Has the time come for you to upgrade your Dayton commute? We’ve got you covered. We have a comprehensive selection of new and pre-owned vehicles for you to choose from so you can easily find the right model for your needs. After exploring our inventory, you’ll want to consider trading in your vehicle with our experts to help with your monthly car payment. When you trade in your car, you’ll often have the opportunity to put that equity toward your new vehicle loan. Not sure where to start? We can help! Learn how to trade in your car today with the finance professionals from Dave Arbogast Buick GMC!



Preparing for the Trade-in Appraisal 

The first thing Springfield drivers should do before they book an appointment at Dave Arbogast Buick GMC for an official inspection is to estimate the value of their trade-in. You can do this using our value your vehicle tool in just a few easy steps. This tool will request information about your vehicle including the make, model, model year, trim, and overall condition, as well as any accessories you’ve installed. Once you enter this information, you’ll receive an aggregated estimate of the value of your vehicle. The next step of how to trade in your car is to gather a few additional estimates from third-party sites like Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value®

Once you’ve built a convincing case for the value of your car, giving it a good deep cleaning would be ideal. On a related note, you don’t need to worry about getting your vehicle up-to-date with maintenance, but if it’s cost-effective to take care of major repairs once you’ve estimated the value of your trade-in, do so. Then, call Dave Arbogast Buick GMC at (855) 746-5306 to have your vehicle officially appraised. 

Get Your Trade-in Inspected and Appraised

After receiving your estimates and sprucing up your vehicle, the next step of how to trade in a car is to call Dave Arbogast Buick GMC at (855) 746-5306 to have your vehicle officially appraised. Our used car sales manager can thoroughly inspect the vehicle to verify that it’s in reported condition. We’ll then factor in demand and make an offer. Do bring your trade-in estimates as leverage while negotiating. 

Finalize the Deal 

The final step of how to trade in your car involves coming to a mutual agreement with the dealership. Once they give you an offer, you can either accept it or reject it. After you’ve reached an agreement, you’ll need to decide whether you prefer to receive the value of your vehicle in the form of a check or credit toward your new vehicle.

If you’re planning on trading in your car, you can often increase the value of the deal. This is because the larger amount of money you have to put down towards your next vehicle, the better position you’re in to negotiate for a lower interest rate on your loan. That said, if you want a check, we’ll give you the same figure! 

Start the Vehicle Trade-In Process Today With Dave Arbogast Buick GMC! 

We’re ready to help you get the most for your vehicle in Troy so be sure to reach out to our team when you’re ready for the next steps. Dave Arbogast Buick GMC is here to help so work with us when you want to start the vehicle trade-in process!


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