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How Do Dealerships Value My Trade?

Did you know that you can trade in your vehicle to get some money back before your next new Honda purchase at Marty Sussman Honda? That’s right! Abington, Willow Grove, and Glenside, PA, drivers looking to set their current vehicle free can do just that at our dealership!

Want to learn how trade-ins work? Keep reading to learn more. We’ll go into detail about the appraisal process, how your vehicle’s value is calculated, and what you can do to get the best trade-in value possible. Let’s get started.

What Happens at the Vehicle Appraisal?

Vehicle Appraisal

On your set appraisal day, you’ll bring your vehicle to our dealership. From there, our car appraiser will do a thorough examination of your vehicle’s interior, exterior, and all its working parts. Here’s what they’ll look for:

  • Any damages to the body, windshield, or tires.
  • Up-to-date tags and registration.
  • A clean interior.
  • Properly functioning features and technology.
  • Low fluids under the hood.
  • And more!

The appraiser will check all the above and more to get the most accurate trade-in value for you. During the inspection, your vehicle’s operation and cleanliness are two of the top key elements that they look for.

After the walk-around, the appraiser will most likely take your vehicle for a spin around the block. They will take your vehicle on a set route to test the steering, the brakes, the powertrain, and its overall handling and operation. If your set of wheels performs well on the roadways, this can boost its trade-in value.

Does the Appraiser Check the Current Market Value?

Yes! It is our appraiser’s goal to give you the most accurate estimate for your vehicle. After they perform their assessment, they can scan your vehicle’s VIN to get a copy of its vehicle history report and check out its current market value.

They can also check around local used car markets to see what the going buyback price is for your model.

Ways You Can Boost Trade-In Value

Cleaning Car

A clean car that looks and performs like you just drove it off the lot will receive a higher trade-in value. There are a few things you can do to help get your vehicle in tip-top condition before its final appraisal.

  • Give the exterior a scrub: Taking your vehicle through the car wash or washing it and polishing it at home will help refresh your vehicle’s exterior and paint.
  • Refresh the interior: If you’ve kept your vehicle clean over the years, you may only need to vacuum the carpets and floors for any crumbs. However, if you want your ride to be extra clean, we recommend bringing it to a professional detailer.
  • Complete any maintenance or repairs: If you’ve been pushing off your vehicle’s oil change or you haven’t replaced your windshield wipers, we suggest completing these tasks before the appraisal. A well-functioning model will boost its value.

Trade In Your Vehicle at Sussman Honda!

When you’re ready to let your current ride go, schedule an appraisal at Marty Sussman Honda near Abington, Willow Grove, and Glenside, Pennsylvania. We’ll see you soon.

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