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How to Trade In Your Car

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If you’re wondering how to trade in a car in Lafayette, working with a dealership like Auto Express will help you avoid the hassle of trying to sell the vehicle yourself. You can also apply for trade-in value that you can apply to the purchase of a brand new automobile. Curious about how you can get the best offer on your trade-in car? You can rely on our finance center experts for help! All you have to do is follow the steps below to make sure you receive the best trade-in offers in the West Lafayette area.

Step 1: Retrieve Your Trade-In Car Value

First, you’ll need to determine how much your car is worth. We make this step quick and easy for Indianapolis drivers with our value your trade tool. All you need to do is provide your car’s year, make, and model, in addition to your name, email, and phone number. Once that’s complete, you’ll add information about the vehicle’s condition and you’ll receive the estimated value of your car. If you would like to do more research, there are other online tools available, such as Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value®.

Step 2: Get an Appraisal

After you have your car’s trade-in value, visit our dealership near Crawfordsville to get an appraisal. We’ll take a close look at your car, examine its condition, as well as consider our current inventory to determine whether or not we can sell the vehicle. Be sure to bring your trade-in value estimate (as well as any other trade-in offers you may have received) for our reference. Several factors will impact the value of your vehicle — including age, mileage, and whether it’s a hybrid or gas-powered model.

Step 3: Negotiate or Accept a Trade-In Offer

After we’ve completed the appraisal, drivers can decide to negotiate or accept our offer and close the deal. The entire process is simple and straightforward, just one of the benefits you can enjoy when trading in your car at a dealership. Additional benefits include:

  • You can negotiate with a dealership like Auto Express. The first offer you’re given isn’t always set in stone, so you can choose to negotiate based on the trade-in value research you’ve done.
  • If you’re upside down on your auto loan and would like to consolidate what you owe with the price of your new car, a dealership can help you do that.

Once you have accepted an offer, you can finalize your trade for cash, or put the car’s value toward buying a new car.

Learn More About How to Trade in a Car with Auto Express

If you have any additional questions about how to trade in your car — including how to pay off your car loans early and trade-in for a new car, don’t hesitate to contact us today! Also, don’t forget to browse our vehicles priced under 15k and used vehicle specials to get access to our unbeatable deals.

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