A small investment today can pay off big time when you trade-in your vehicle

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 2:10 pm
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How can I get the most for my trade-in? 

Everyone is looking for the best way to get the best deal on their next vehicle purchase. If you’re reading this blog, you’ve really put yourself in a strong position by considering Third Coast Auto Group. Most of our customers will use their current vehicle to off-set some of the final price of the vehicle they want to take home. If you’re wondering, ‘How can I get the most for my trade-in,’ a few of our product experts came up with a few tips that could cost us a little money by giving you a little more money for your trade-in. The best part of these tips is that these are simple tips that just about anyone can do. Let’s take a look at a few things you might need to know. 

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Tips for Boosting a Car’s Resale Value 

Get that paper (work) — Nobody wants a lemon, and that includes us. You might be able to negotiate a few more dollars for your trade-in if you can prove it has been well-maintained. Getting records of oil changes and other repairs together will make this a lot easier. 

Simple Things — Seemingly small defects can cost you a lot of money when it comes to trading in a vehicle. Make sure you replace burned out head and taillights. Also, consider spending a few dollars to have your vehicle professionally detailed. In many cases, this cost can easily be made up at the time of trade-in.  

Keep it Bright — If your headlights work, but the lenses are dingy, clean them up. Also, properly applying a coat of wax to the exterior will make your vehicle look like it came right from the showroom. Remember to get soaps formulated for automotive use. Regular dish detergents can actually remove the protective finish from the paint job. 

When you’re ready to let go of your current vehicle and move on to something different, schedule an appointment at your nearest Third Coast Auto Group location with one of our product experts.