A common option that many drivers take when buying a car from Pollard Used Cars in Lubbock—or any dealership for that matter—is to trade in their current driver to put toward the down payment. Doing so has several benefits—chiefly, it saves you the hassle, time, and costs of a private sale.
But how can you make the most of your trade-in experience? By preparing beforehand. Here are just a few things you can do to prepare for your trade-in experience at Pollard Used Cars.
Do your homework: Use sites like KBB.com to determine the trade-in value of your car, considering the age, ratings, and condition. Pollard Used Cars will always be fair and transparent, but we know you’ll feel more comfortable if you have armed yourself with research ahead of time. Stick to the price you feel comfortable with, and don’t settle for less.
Clean the car: It’s all in the presentation. Take some time to actually clean your car before bringing it in for a trade-in—remove any garbage, dust and detail the inside, and take it through the car wash. A shiny car is much more attractive to buyers, even at dealerships, than a filthy car.
Take care of small maintenance issues: You’ll have a harder time selling your old car if it has easily reparable issues. Be sure to address all affordable, minor issues, like worn wiper blades, low fluids, and burnt out brake lights. If there are larger issues, turn over the car as is; you’ll make less from the trade-in, but the dealer will be able to fix the issues more cheaply than you would on your own.
Bring everything the dealer would need: Have a spare key? A remote starter? Paperwork detailing the car’s maintenance? The title? Coming with all of that will make the process easier and faster, so collect everything you’ll possibly need before heading to the dealership.
Have any more questions about trade-ins? Visit Pollard Used Cars in Lubbock today.
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