Best Value Rubber StampWhether you are considering purchasing a new car now, or you just know that down the road at some point you will probably be considering it and will likely be trading in your current vehicle, you should be thinking about how you can keep your car in shape so that you can get the most bang for your buck when it comes time to trade in your current vehicle.  For most car buyers, the trade-in value of your vehicle becomes a critical point in the purchasing process because what you get for your trade-in drastically effects the monthly cost of your new vehicle!  Here are some tips on what you can do.  In the first part of this blog post, we will talk about the things that may take a little bit more effort, but will undoubtedly be worth it in the end.  In part two of this blog post, we will be talking about some really simple tips that you can take advantage of on a regular basis that will help you when it comes time to trade-in and trade-up!

Here are a few tips to consider:

  1. Repair your windshield if it has chips or cracks.  Contact your insurance company first!  You may find that if your chip or even crack is small enough, that they will fix it for free!  If that isn’t the case, no worries.  You can still opt to have it replaced for a small amount of money, which you will regain at the time of trade-in.
  2. Check your tires!  You don’t have to go out and put a brand new, pricey set of tires on your current car if your treads are low, but you can consider replacing them with some used tires that have more life in them than your current set.
  3. Dents and Dings: A few are acceptable and most of the time expected if they aren’t too big or too noticeable, but if you have more than four or five, it may be a good idea to get them replaced.  Again, you can typically find very inexpensive options for this work and it will pay dividends at trade-in!
  4. If you are trading in a luxury car, then you will want to consider getting the brakes replaced before you try to trade it in as well.

Stay tuned for more ways to help you earn more for your trade-in at Dominion Motors!  At Dominion Motors, we look forward to working with our shoppers and we want them to walk away happy!  If that means that they make more money on their trade-in so that they can buy the new Buick car that they desire the most, then so be it!