How to Trade in a Car

Excited Couple Reviewing Trade in Offer with Salesman

Choosing to trade in your vehicle at a dealership like Peter Boulware Toyota, is a great way to avoid the stress of trying to sell the vehicle on your own. You also have the option to apply the trade-in value of your car to the purchase of a new Toyota car, truck, or SUV, or just keep the cash for a rainy day.

If you’re wondering how to trade in a car and apply its value to a down payment on another vehicle, our finance specialists are here to help. Just follow the instructions below to guarantee that you receive a fair and lucrative trade-in offer on your old vehicle! 

Obtain Your Trade-In Car Value

The first step in learning how to trade in a car is finding out how much your car is worth. There are online tools available, such as Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value®, that can help you to compare your car’s market value and guarantee peace of mind throughout the rest of your trade-in process. 

Receive an Appraisal

After you’ve received a trade-in estimate, visit us at Peter Boulware Toyota in Tallahassee to get an appraisal. Our certified technicians will take a look at your vehicle’s condition, inside and outside, as well as examine our current used inventory to determine whether we can sell the vehicle. Make sure you bring your trade-in value estimate and any other trade-in offers you may have received for the dealership’s convenience.

Negotiate or Accept a Trade-In Offer

Once we have completed the appraisal, you can choose to either negotiate or accept our offer outright and close the deal. The whole process is very simple and straightforward, which is one of the benefits of trading in your car at a dealership. Other advantages include:

  • Unlike many Crawfordville-area used-car retailers, you can negotiate with a dealership like Peter Boulware Toyota. The first offer you’re given isn’t necessarily set in stone, and you can choose to haggle up based on the trade-in value research you’ve done. 
  • If you’re upside down on your current auto loan and wish to consolidate what you owe with the price of your new car, a dealership can help you do that. 

Once you have accepted the offer, you can finalize your trade for cash, or put the car’s value toward buying a new car. 

Find Out More About How to Trade in a Car at Peter Boulware Toyota Today!

Now that you have a clearer idea of how to trade in a car and how the appraisal process works, we strongly encourage you to get in touch with us with any questions you may have. While you’re here, it’d be to your advantage to explore our new vehicle inventory for the latest models so you have a better idea of what you’re trading for. Our new vehicle specials can bring down the starting price of your car today!

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