How to Trade In a Car
Are you ready to trade your vehicle for a new set of wheels? Whether you are looking for the expanded space of an SUV or a new commuter car, the team at Ira Toyota of Danvers can help.
If you live near Danvers, Peabody, or Salem, MA, keep reading below. We’ll walk you through a few steps on how to trade in a car.
Step One: Choose Your Next Car
The road ahead is filled with possibilities. What are you looking for in your next car? Read our vehicle reviews. These help you learn which vehicles are a fit for your driveway.
- Read our vehicle reviews
- Buy your car online
- Visit our dealership for a test drive
Once you have your eye on a vehicle or two, you can contact our team to take a test drive. This will help you get a better feel for the vehicle.
If you prefer to purchase your vehicle from the convenience of your kitchen table, our team makes it easy to trade in a car online.
Step Two: How To Get Your Trade-In Ready
This is the fun part. The details listed in this step may increase the value of your vehicle. The result? By raising your car’s trade-in value, you can use that figure toward a higher down payment and lower monthly payments.
|What To Do||How It Can Increase Trade-In Value|
|Clean your car||Creates a better impression|
|Buy a scratch repair kit||Smooths over exterior scratches|
|Produce vehicle paperwork||Showcases your investment in the vehicle|
|Schedule a multi-point inspection||Makes you aware of service issues|
A little elbow grease can go a long way. Removing stains and repairing scratches creates a better-looking car.
Producing paperwork verifies your vehicle’s condition. You can also schedule a multi-point inspection with our team. Ask if any repairs can increase the value of your vehicle.
Step Three: Find Out What Your Trade-In Is Worth
Now that you’ve taken the steps to improve your vehicle’s condition, it’s time to find out what your trade-in is worth. Our online trade-in calculator makes it easy to get an estimate. Just let us know a few things:
|What We Need||What To Do|
|Vehicle Information||Find car’s make, model, trim, year|
|Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)||Check your dashboard or driver’s side door jamb|
|Condition Verification||Take photos of interior and exterior|
|Contact information||Provide name and preferred contact information|
Once you have found vehicle information from sources like your vehicle’s title, take a few photos of your car. This helps us get an idea of its interior and exterior condition. Our team will be able to provide a trade-in estimate after you provide contact information.
Step Four: Complete Finance Application
You’re almost ready. Once you’ve completed these steps, it’s time to check in with our finance team. They’ve made online tools available so you can plan how to trade in your car.
- Trade-In Calculator
- Payment Calculator
- Finance Application
The trade-in calculator and payment calculator help you plan ahead. Use our estimate to project your monthly payments.
Complete our finance application to begin the conversation with our finance team. You can be pre-approved to purchase your next vehicle without leaving your home.
Step Five: Sniff that New Car Smell
It’s time to trade in your car. There are still a few steps, however, that you’ll need to take:
- Schedule car inspection
- Find all keys and key fobs
- Review offer sheet
Schedule an inspection with our team so that we can verify the vehicle’s condition. Before heading into our dealership, remove personal data from your infotainment system to create peace of mind. Find all key and key fobs so that we can get your vehicle ready for the next driver.
After you review the final offer sheet, you’ll be ready to sniff that new car smell and drive away in your new vehicle.
Contact Our Team for Your Trade Today!
Our tips on how to trade in a car make it easy to swap your current ride for a new vehicle. If you live near Danvers, Peabody, or Salem, the team at our dealership can also streamline the trade-in process.
If you have questions about trading in your car, truck, or SUV, contact the team at Ira Toyota of Danvers to get started.