Trade-Ins 101 | White Allen Chevrolet | Dayton, OH  

Buying a new car is a major expense that can become a lot more manageable when you trade in your current vehicle. Getting the most value out of your trade-in can make a world of difference, as fetching a higher price on your ride will not only reduce the amount you need to pay on the new one but also reduce the amount you need to finance, leading to even more savings in the form of reduced interest. Follow these tips to increase your trade-in value at White Allen Chevrolet in Dayton, OH.

Wash and Wax Your Trade-In

First impressions can go a long way and the exterior of your trade-in car will be the first thing we see at the dealership. A clean car says that you look after your vehicle and probably take care of more than just its appearance, too. Plus, washing the exterior will make it easier to spot easy-to-fix dents and scratches, which you may want to address at low cost to further raise the value.

Keep Detailed Documentation

It's good to maintain your car but even better to keep detailed documentation for it. Throughout the ownership of your car, keep any pertinent documentation that proves maintenance was performed regularly, and bring that documentation to the dealership when you're ready to trade it in. Proof of maintenance can help raise the value of your car by hundreds of dollars.

Clean the Interior

If the exterior makes the first impression, the interior makes the second. Keeping your car's upholstery clean not only increases the longevity of the materials but also enhances resale value. You don't need to go as far as detailing your car, but removing pet and smoke odors is a must, as well as clearing out your personal items.

How the Trade-In Process Works

The trade-in process is designed to be as simple as possible. To get started, all you have to do is show up at the dealership and let us know that you want to trade in your vehicle. One of our expert appraisers will take a look at your car, inspect it, take it for a test drive, and assess its value. We'll make you an offer and, should you choose to accept it, you'll already be well on your way to finalizing a sale.

Trading in at White Allen Chevrolet offers you a convenient one-stop selling and buying experience. Don't waste time and money making ads for your car, meeting with hesitant buyers, haggling over price, and dealing with a bunch of paperwork. When you trade in your car, we take care of all of that at the dealership, making the whole process a lot simpler and easier.

Not only can you then use your trade-in vehicle toward the purchase of a new-to-you car, it also reduces the amount that can be taxed on that car. For example, if your trade-in is worth $5,000 and you want to buy a $30,000 car, you'll be taxed only on the remaining $25,000. If you sold your car and purchased a new one separately, you'd have to pay the full tax.

You can trade in your vehicle even if you still owe money on it. If you have equity, we'll pay off the remaining balance and apply that equity to the new, pre-owned, or used Chevrolet vehicle you decided to purchase.

For more information about trading in or about anything related to the car buying process, don't hesitate to call or visit us at White Allen Chevrolet! Your time is valuable and trading in is a surefire way to save a lot of it.

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