How to Trade In a Car

Excited Couple Reviewing Trade in Offer with Salesman

Understanding how to trade in your car brings significant perks. Have you ever wondered what the benefits of trading in your vehicle are instead of just selling it yourself? You could potentially sell on your own and use the proceeds toward a new car purchase. However, the hassle of selling the car yourself presents another barrier in driving off in the new vehicle you want. When Wallingford drivers choose to trade in their car, truck, or SUV, the value is transferred directly toward the price of the new car they’re buying. Following the steps below helps simplify the process, but you can always contact our finance department if you need further assistance.



How to Trade In Your Car: Get the Value First

The first and often most important step is determining the value of the vehicle you’re offering. Luckily for Milford and other owners, this is made easy using our trade value calculator. When prompted, enter your car’s year, make, and model, as well as your name, email, and phone number. Afterward, you’ll be prompted to add information regarding your vehicle’s condition and receive an estimated value. We use Kelley Blue Book® Value to calculate your offer, so you can be certain you’re getting the most accurate price.

Get Your Appraisal

After receiving the estimate online, head to Hamden Chevrolet of Hamden to receive an official appraisal. A short inspection allows us to assess the interior and exterior conditions. We’ll also compare your vehicle to our current selection of used cars to ensure we can sell the vehicle in a designated period. It’s important that you bring in the online estimate you received, along with any other offers or estimates you have.

Accept the Offer or Continued Negotiations

Once we finish our appraisal; you can either accept our offer or choose to negotiate further. The process is transparent and straightforward, which is why customers return to trade and purchase with Hamden Chevrolet again and again. North Haven drivers also love that:

  • Our offers aren’t set in stone, and you’re not under any obligation. You can choose to haggle based on your research on the value of your trade-in or the price of the vehicle you’re attempting to purchase.
  • If you have negative equity on your current auto loan, we can help you consolidate what you owe with the price of your new vehicle.

Once you’re happy with the offer, you can take cash for your trade or add value to your new purchase.

Learn How to Trade In Your Car at Hamden Chevrolet

Ready to learn how to trade in your car? See us at Hamden Chevrolet. Our helpful sales team will walk you through the first half of the process, allowing the finance team to pick up where they leave off to finalize the deal. Remember to check our new and used vehicle specials and Chevrolet special offers to save even more money.


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