Everybody wants as much as possible for their present vehicle. This page will give you important information about trading a vehicle in and some simple tips on how to get the most value whatever way you choose to dispose of your present vehicle.
When considering how much you are getting for your vehicle on trade, don't forget to consider the reduction in general sales and provincial taxes on the total purchase. Since the tax is applied after subtracting the trade-in amount, the value of the trade will be higher than the dollar value quoted. When selling privately be aware there are those who make a living buying and selling cars without a dealers license (commonly referred to as "curbers"). These persons are motivated by one goal - as much profit on your vehicle as possible. While a dealer also wishes to profit from selling vehicles usually they expect only a reasonable profit and also consider the value of a long term relationship with a loyal customer (maintenance work, other potential customers referred to the dealership, future sales, etc.).
Make sure the vehicle is clean and free of stains and odours. Sometimes professional detailing may be the best investment. Making a vehicle look great not only increases the value but suggests to a potential buyer - even a dealer, that the vehicle was well maintained and cared for.
You should consider repairing any significant damage before trading in the vehicle. Excessive body damage may not be purely cosmetic. Repairing it prior to selling will give a much better impression. Dealers will simply deduct the cost of repair from the appraisal value anyway. Keep in mind that you must disclose accident information regardless of whether or not repairs are made. If your windshield is damaged, repair or replace it, it's just that simple.
Mechanical condition is as important as the appearance of a vehicle. Before the vehicle is resold, any necessary repairs will have to be completed. Any visible or audible sign of required maintenance will be considered when appraising the vehicle, including broken lights and strange noises. A great way to show that the vehicle is most likely not in need of repair is to bring in your service records, including records of regularly scheduled maintenance.
Be sure to know and point out the details of any remaining transferable warranty coverage from the manufacturer or extended plan. This can go a long way to address concerns over the costs of potential repairs to any potential buyer.Hopefully you found this information helpful with your vehicle disposal decision. Remember to consider the true value you are receiving, and that the dealer will have to make any necessary repairs to the vehicle before reselling it to the next customer. If you can demonstrate that the potential need for repairs on your vehicle is low through well documented service records and a clean appearance, you'll be sure to get the most for your trade in. TO RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR TRADE-IN PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW