Trade In with Bell Mitsubishi | Rahway, NJ serving Staten Island
Tips for Trading In Your Vehicle
Not sure what goes into trading in your vehicle? Here’s a quick overview of the ins and outs of the process. If you need any more information, don’t hesitate to call us at Bell Mitsubishi.
Prepare Ahead of Time
Clean your car before driving it to the dealership and make sure you don’t leave any personal belongings inside. Additionally, do your research in advance and go into negotiations knowing the used car value of your ride. You should also bring key fobs, the title, and other necessary documents with you.
The dealership will likely inspect your vehicle before starting negotiations. This includes everything from checking the VIN for information on the vehicle history to looking at the condition of your tires, brakes, and other mechanical parts.
Consider the Offer
After the dealer has judged the quality of your vehicle (sometimes they will even take the car for a ride before deciding to make a note of the driving experience), you will receive an offer from them. The biggest factor that goes into deciding the amount offered is how well other vehicles of a similar class and quality are selling.
At this point, you’re allowed some wiggle room in the process and may be able to negotiate the cost. You’re also under no obligation to trade in your vehicle, if you’re unhappy with the amount you would be receiving. So, consider your options.