How do I boost the trade-in value for my car?
Most people coming to Carizma Motors will be trading in their current vehicle to help them purchase their next one. We want to give you the best deal possible if you’ll be going this route and our team has come up with a few ways to answer the question, ‘How do I boost the trade-in value for my car?’ Depending on your current vehicle’s condition, you could have quite the hill to climb. However, the good news is that most of these things are pretty simple and may only require a little bit of money to be spent getting ready for the trade-in appraisal. Let’s take a look at a few things you might want to know.
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What do I need to do to get ready for a vehicle appraisal?
The first thing you’ll need to do is make sure that you have everything that came with the vehicle when you bought it. We understand things get lost but the most important items to find include all sets of keys and key fobs as well as the vehicle’s owner’s manual and maintenance records. Being able to account for every oil change, tire rotation and other repairs will be very helpful.
Assuming all of those things are in proper order, the next most important thing is to clean up some cosmetic issues.
Paint by numbers — Scratches, scrapes and other imperfections in a vehicle’s paint job is going to quickly reduce the trade-in value. If the damage isn’t too deep applying a coat of wax could make a huge difference.
Fix it all — Is your vehicle missing a headlight or taillight? Replace those things. It’s cheap and easy to do. In fact, some auto parts stores may even help you if you require a little assistance.
Make it clean — If you’re going to spend any money on getting your vehicle ready for trade-in, it may be best used by paying a professional automotive detailer. Getting stains out of the upholstery and eliminating lingering smells will certainly make a big difference at the time of appraisal.
If you have any questions about the trade-in process, make an appointment with a Carizma Motors product expert today.