Trading in your existing vehicle is a tremendous convenience and timesaver, hence the appeal for many car buyers. However, to get the best value for your trade, we suggest adhering to these Acura trade-in tips. A little preparation prior to purchase can make a significant difference.
Have your vehicle looked at by a professional mechanic and address all repair needs. Any issues, from a torn timing belt to worn ball joints in the suspension, can reduce the car’s value. If replacement parts are required, go with OEM parts.
Address Cosmetic Issues
Cosmetic problems like frame dents or upholstery stains may not affect operability, but they still reduce car value. We suggest a car detail that covers these visual blemishes before a trade-in. You should also remove any decals or other personal designs made to the car.
Use Our Trade-In Calculator
Our website provides an easy-to-use calculator. Just enter basic information like the model, year, and mileage, and you’ll get an instant valuation based on the Kelley Blue Book value.
Keep in mind, however, that this figure is just an estimate. You still need to have your car inspected at the dealership for an accurate valuation. With the estimate, though, you’ll have a rough numerical figure for reference.
Keep All Documents
Keep all receipts and invoices of repairs and replacement parts. It’s not likely you’ll need to show these to the inspector at the dealership. However, it’s good to have them as proof in case a specific component is inspected and comes under question.
Trade-in your car at Acura of Peabody and acquire a new vehicle like the Acura ILX sedan or other model of your choosing.