How To Prepare Your Car For A Trade-In In Duluth, GA

July 21st, 2021 by



At Acura Carland, we want to buy your car! Whether you’re done with your driving days or trading in your vehicle to purchase a new one, here are some steps you can take to help ensure a fair price for your vehicle.

1. Perform Your Own Inspection

You can’t fix up your car unless you know what needs to be fixed! Take stock of any dents and dings, take your car for a test drive, and note any issues you find. Then, use a Value Your Trade tool to get an idea of what cars like yours are selling for.


2. Take On Minor Repairs

Check your lights, top off fluid levels, and take care of any minor repairs that might hurt your car’s value. Major repairs are best left to the dealership. Yes, major issues will lower the value of your trade, but dealerships can repair the car for less than it would cost you to do so.


3. Clean Your Car, Inside And Out

A good first impression can only increase your chance of a better offer. Have your vehicle detailed, or take on a DIY clean. Wash and wax the exterior, and vacuum the interior after removing all your personal items


4. Gather Important Documents

Make sure to bring the car’s title and registration, along with any service records. Cars that have undergone regular maintenance retain more of their value. You don’t need to pull a vehicle history report, however. The dealership will pull one for themselves.


5. Grab Extras And Accessories

From spare keys to navigation system DVDs, bring all extras and accessories associated with your vehicle. If accessory systems aren’t complete, you might not get credit for those features.


To put it simply—before trading in your vehicle, make sure it’s in the best shape it can be, without breaking the bank. When you’re ready to sell, call Acura Carland at (678) 820-4338, or visit us at 3403 Satellite Blvd, Duluth, GA 30096.

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