How to Trade In a Car

How to Trade In a Car

Trading in a car is a relatively easy process that can be done while purchasing a new vehicle. You won’t have to worry about selling it yourself or arranging test drives since the dealership will offer you money. Then, you can put that money towards the down payment of your next vehicle.

There are a few things you need to do to trade in a vehicle, and our team at Rockwall Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has put together this page to help drivers from Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie, TX, learn how to do it.

Figure Out What Your Car Is Worth

What Your Car Is WorthDetermining your car’s worth is an excellent place to start when you want to trade your vehicle in. The internet has plenty of sites that will give you an estimate for free, including our dealership’s website.

Our What’s My Car Worth? tool takes 10 minutes and will tell you what your car is worth. You can even bring this valuation to our dealership to redeem it.

Feel free to collect a few different prices from other dealerships in the area as well as other websites. You can use these as a range that an offer should fall into.

Repair and Clean Your Car

Clean Your CarCleaning your vehicle before you bring it to the dealership is a good way to show that you take care of your car. A wash and a vacuum should take care of it. When your vehicle looks nicer, you’re more likely to get a higher offer.

When cleaning your car, this is a good time to repair any minor issues, like dents. These repairs may increase your vehicle’s value.

While you’re repairing your vehicle, take care of any open recalls on the car as well. These are often free.

Gather Your Paperwork

Before you head to the dealership, you’ll want to get your paperwork together. If you have the title, bring that with you. Have any maintenance records? Bring those too. Those can show that you’ve cared for your vehicle and that it is in good condition.

Find Your Next Vehicle

Find Your Next VehicleLook at our inventory to find a new vehicle that fits your needs. Take some for test drives and sit down with a member of our financing team to get the ball rolling.

Negotiate and Finish the Deal

Finish the DealYou can negotiate both the price of your trade-in and the price of the vehicle you’re purchasing. When you come to an agreement that works for you and the dealership, you’ll need to sign some paperwork. If you have the title of your vehicle, you’ll probably need to sign it over.

Then, all that’s left is to check over the deal sheet, make sure everything is accurate, and sign.

Trade Your Car in Today

Rockwall CDJR has plenty of vehicles to choose from, and we look forward to working with drivers from Rockwall, Terrell, Rowlett, and Wylie, Texas, that are interested in trading their vehicles in. We have a great team that can answer questions and guide you through the process.

Feel free to reach out to us by phone, in person, or online if you have any questions.


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