The overall value of your vehicle depends on several different factors: the make/model/popularity, age and mileage, as well as its condition. If your vehicle’s a little older with a bit more mileage clocked in, it’s not the end of the world. In fact, there are many things you can do to ensure your vehicle’s trade-in value stays relatively high in the current marketplace.
If you’re planning on trading your vehicle in for a newer one, bring it to Great West Chrysler! We’ll give you the best price for your trade-in and we’ll help you earn even more! Here’s our guide on how you can increase your vehicle’s trade-in value.
Check Current Value
The best way to make sure you get more for your vehicle is to have a good benchmark for its current value in the market. You can check by searching for your exact make and model on online marketplaces such as Kijiji or Facebook, and you can also use our own trade-in estimate courtesy of the Canadian Black Book.
Keeping your car running smoothly is probably the most important factor in its overall value. If your vehicle needed extensive servicing before being sold, it may force you to break the bank for pushing and holding off your maintenance schedule. Taking your vehicle for regular service is important, so dealerships can pay you as much for your vehicle as possible.
If you maintained your vehicle well throughout its lifespan, you’re already on your way to getting great returns from it. That’s why providing proof of your vehicle’s service history comes in handy. In fact, giving any kind of documentation to support your vehicle’s condition will contribute to increasing its value including a CarProof, Carfax, oil change record, and more.
Keep Them Guessing
Another important tip is to make sure you don’t seem too desperate to trade your vehicle. One of the clearest signs of eagerness is personal possessions being removed from the inside. Leaving whatever belonging you have inside lets evaluators know that you’re still shopping around and exploring your options without getting rid of it right away.
Keep It Clean
Of course, the best way to make your trade-in value soar through the roof is by making sure it looks good! Your vehicle should be free from any dirt, rust, or stains to make it shine like it’s brand-new. Whether you regularly clean your vehicle or take it in for detailing, nothing says high value like a shiny and newly-washed vehicle.
These are just a few tips you can do on your own to maintain or increase your vehicle’s trade-in value. If you’re looking to trade your vehicle in, let us here at Great West Chrysler know!