When purchasing a car from a dealership, you get the great opportunity to trade in your old vehicle. By trading in, you can conveniently sell your old car and usually have the cost of your new car reduced. Plus, in Florida, if you trade in a car and buy a new one at the same time, you can have a tax credit, saving you money.
When trading in your car at Plaza Cadillac, keep the following tips in mind.
- Prepare your vehicle: Be sure to clean your car before trading it in. Give it a thorough wash, take out any trash, wipe down the interior and remove any of your personal items.
- Do some research: Many people come into the dealership with an overestimation of how much their cars are worth. We promise to be transparent and fair during your trade-in process. Nevertheless, you should still use sites like KBB.com and Cars.com to get an estimate of how much your car is worth before you come in. On the sites, be honest about the condition of your car so you can get the most accurate estimate.
- Bring pertinent records: While many vehicle records can be accessed online, go ahead and bring any important paperwork you might have for your car. This should include any service records, which could potentially increase your car’s trade-in value.
- Ask questions: If you are surprised by the amount we offer you for your car or want to know more about our process, don’t be afraid to ask questions. We would be happy to show you how we calculated the trade-in value and which key factors either raised or lowered that amount.
We at Plaza Cadillac are committed to making the trade-in process as simple and straightforward as we can. Come take a test drive at our dealership to discover your exciting, new vehicle.