Are you ready to get into your next vehicle? Do you plan on trading in your current ride to help offset the price? At Carman Lincoln, we will buy your current vehicle, regardless of year, make, model, or mileage, and help you find the perfect vehicle to drive home. We make trading in your vehicle easy. Follow these simple tips to help get the best value on your ride.

  1. Clean it Inside and Out


Before bringing your vehicle in for a trade-in appraisal, give it a fresh cleaning. Drive it through the carwash and spend some time vacuuming and cleaning up the interior space. It might also be a good idea to fix any exterior dings or dents that you acquired while owning the vehicle. While it is not necessary, the time and money spent making your vehicle look like new could go far in the final valuation.

  1. Bring All Service Records


Staying on top of regular vehicle maintenance, such as oil changes, tire rotations, and brake jobs, will not only increase your vehicle’s lifespan, but also the trade-in value. Make sure you document all maintenance and repairs and bring record, such as receipts, to the dealership when you are ready to trade it in. 


It’s also important to save receipts for any after-market purchases and upgrades made on your vehicle or expensive repairs that were made within six months of trading in your vehicle, such as new tires. If you have brought your vehicle to Carman Lincoln for service, be sure to mention that as well, as familiarity with the work that we have done on a vehicle may lead to a more favorable valuation.

  1. Do Your Research


Coming to our dealership well-researched and with an idea of the vehicle’s worth could make negotiations go smoothly and quickly, leaving everyone satisfied with the deal. Use this Value Your Trade tool on our website for an estimated value and then schedule an appointment for a trade-in appraisal. 


Bring your current ride to Carman Lincoln today for a fair trade-in appraisal and receive help from one of our team members on the selection of your next vehicle. Our team is more than happy to answer any and all questions and find the vehicle that is the perfect fit for your lifestyle.

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