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3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Trading Your Old Car 

What Not to Do When Trading Your Old Car? 

It’s no secret that trading your car can be a great way to get extra cash or shave a few years off your next car loan. To help you out, our team at Carizma Motors in Lubbock, TX, has compiled a list of 3 common mistakes to avoid when trading your old car. Read on and find out what these mistakes are and how you can avoid them to maximize your return and get the most money back! 

Not Knowing Your Car’s Value 

Before you visit a dealership to trade your old car, make sure you know its value. Research your car’s make, model, and year to get an idea of its worth. Websites such as Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds can estimate your car’s worth based on its condition, mileage, and other factors. 

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Neglecting Maintenance and Repairs 

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When trading your car, you want to ensure it’s in the best condition possible. Neglecting maintenance and repairs can hurt your chances of getting a good deal. If your car needs repairs, it’s a good idea to have them done before you trade it in. Similarly, regular maintenance, such as oil changes and tire rotations, can help improve your car’s condition and value. 

Not Cleaning Your Car 

First impressions matter, even when it comes to trading your old car. A dirty, cluttered car can make a bad impression on the dealer and reduce your car’s value. Before you take your car to the dealership, take the time to clean it inside and out. Vacuum the carpets, wipe down the surfaces, and wash the exterior to make your car look as presentable as possible. 

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When you’re ready to upgrade your old car, there’s no better place to trade it than Carizma Motors in Lubbock, TX. Our experienced sales team will appraise the value of your old car quickly and accurately, so you can get the best deal for it. No matter what choice you make, Carizma Motors is here to help with each step throughout the entire process.