How to Trade in a Car

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Getting into a new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat doesn’t have to be a hassle. When you decide to trade in your car with a dealership, you don’t have to worry about the struggles that come from selling the vehicle yourself, and you can easily apply the trade-in value towards the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat you’ve had your eye on. If you find yourself wondering, “How do I trade in a car?”, the team at Southland Dodge has the straightforward steps to follow. Read on below for how to trade in your car, and contact our team if you have any questions along the way.

Determining Your Estimated Trade-In Value

The first step for how to trade in your car is to determine the estimated value of the vehicle. The Southland Dodge team has made determining the worth of your vehicle simple with our Value Your Trade tool. From there, you’ll enter your car’s year, make, and model, along with your name, email, and phone number. Then, add information about the condition of your vehicle to receive the estimated value of your vehicle. It’s also a good idea to do some additional research into your make and model, so you know what to expect.

Other online tools like Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value® can be helpful.

Get an Appraisal From the Dealership

After you get your estimate, the next step for how to trade in a car is taking it to our Des Allmands-area dealership. A team member will examine the interior and exterior condition for any wear, and they’ll compare your model against our current used inventory to decide whether the vehicle can be sold. If you’ve done any additional research about your model, be sure to bring that and your estimated trade-in value for our reference.

What’s the best part of trading in a car with Southland Dodge? We’ll offer you up to 110% of your trade-in value!

Negotiate or Accept a Trade-In Offer

The team at Southland Dodge aims to provide you with a worry-free trade in process. The final step for how to trade in your car is determining whether to negotiate or accept the offer outright. It’s really that easy! You’ll find there are other benefits for trading in your car at a dealership:

  • The first offer given isn’t the final offer. Unlike some Hahnville-area used-car retailers, we welcome negotiating based on the research you’ve done into your trade-in value.
  • We’ll work with you, even if you’re upside down on your auto loan. Our dealership can help you consolidate your auto loan with the price of your new car so you can get back on the Houma streets!

After you’ve made your decision, you can close out the deal for a cash value or use that amount towards your new car purchase. Learn more car-buying tips like how many miles a used car should have when you visit Southland Dodge.

Finance Your New Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat at Southland Dodge!

Now that you know how to trade in a car, turn to the team in our finance center for questions about financing your new vehicle. Be sure to take advantage of our new vehicle specials. Then, you can easily apply for financing online, or if you’d like an idea of what your monthly payments would look like, the payment calculator is a handy tool.

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