When you are ready to purchase a new vehicle, you likely have to get rid of your old one first. While you could spend lots of time and energy selling it yourself, trading in your old car at the dealership is simpler, faster, and can even help you save money on your next purchase. In order to get the most money for your trade-in, follow these tips.
Clean the exterior
A car or truck that looks good on the outside is automatically more appealing than one covered in mud and dust, so give your vehicle a good wash before trading it in. Don’t forget to clean your wheels. You might also consider taking care of minor dents and scratches.
Declutter the interior
Take some time to clean out the inside of your car too. Throw out any junk and remove all your personal items. Wipe down the hard surfaces and try to clean any stains on the upholstery. And be sure you only use products that are appropriate for the surfaces in your car.
Handle minor repairs
Consider taking care of minor, inexpensive repairs like foggy headlights. Don’t worry about more expensive repairs, like fixing damaged wheels or major dents, since these are often cheaper for the dealership to do.