How to Trade In a Car

Excited Couple Reviewing Trade in Offer with Salesman

When you choose to trade in a car at Brady Kilmury CDJR, you’re able to avoid the hassle of trying to sell your vehicle yourself, and get the added benefit of putting that value directly toward a brand new-to-you car, truck or SUV. Find out for yourself how our finance team can help you not only find out the value of your trade in, but also the benefits of how to trade in a car near Birmingham at our dealership below. 

Get Your Trade-In Car Value

When it comes to Hoover drivers, the first thing you need to do is determine the worth of your current vehicle. You can do this by using online tools at sites like Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value®, but you can also take advantage of our convenient trade-in valuation tool. This gives you an accurate estimate based on your car’s year, make, model, and condition. The best part is this initial evaluation can be done from the comfort of your own home! Once you’re ready to bring your vehicle in, then our on-site staff will give your vehicle another review and adjust the value of your trade based on additional factors. This means if your vehicle is well tended to, you may be able to get more out of it then your initial estimate!

Get an Appraisal

Once you have a trade-in estimate, head to our dealership in Bessemer and our team will give you an appraisal. We will examine your car’s condition, inside and out, and we’ll also take into consideration our current used inventory to determine whether we can sell the vehicle. Make sure that you bring your trade-in value estimate (as well as any other trade-in offers you may have received) for our reference.

Negotiating or Accepting a Trade-In Offer

Once we’ve given you the completed appraisal value of your vehicle, you can either accept the offer outright, or you can negotiate with our team. This is one of the benefits of knowing how to trade in a car with a dealership is that it makes the process extremely simple and straightforward, giving you advantages such as: 

  • Unlike many Tuscaloosa-area used-car retailers, you can negotiate with a dealership like Brady Kilmury CDJR. The first offer you’re given isn’t necessarily set in stone, and you can choose to haggle up based on the trade-in value research that you’ve done. 
  • If you’re upside down on your auto loan and wish to consolidate what you owe with the price of your new car, a dealership can help you do that. 

Once you have accepted the offer, you can finalize your trade for cash or put the car’s value toward buying a new car. 

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You can contact us today with any questions you might have about the car buying process. Don’t forget to check our selection of new vehicle specials while you’re here!

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