How to Trade In a Car

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Once you know how to trade in a car at a trusted dealership, you can avoid the hassle of having to sell it yourself. Plus, you can apply the trade-in value to the purchase of a new or used Land Rover! Our finance team put together this helpful guide on how to trade in your car. Follow the steps below so you’ll receive the best trade-in offer in San Jose, and if you have questions, contact us.


Get Your Trade-In Car Value

First, figure out how much your current car is worth. Land Rover San Jose makes this easy for Los Gatos drivers with our convenient online trade-in valuation tool. Simply enter your vehicle’s year, make, and model and your contact information. Then, provide some information about the vehicle’s condition, and you’ll immediately receive an estimated value of your car. If you want to do more research, there are other online trade-in value tools available, like Edmunds True Market Value® and Kelley Blue Book® Value.


Get an Appraisal From The Dealership

Now that you have a trade-in estimate, head to Land Rover San Jose to get an appraisal. Our team will examine the condition of your vehicle inside and out, and we’ll consider our current used vehicle inventory to determine if we can sell it to another driver in Los Gatos or Palo Alto. Be sure to bring along your trade-in value estimate (along with any other trade-in offers you may have received). Then, we’ll likely make an offer to buy your trade-in.


Negotiate or Accept a Trade-In Offer

Once we make you an offer, you can choose to accept our offer outright or continue to negotiate. If you accept our offer, it’s time to close the deal. The whole process is straightforward, and this is one of the benefits of trading in your car to a dealership near San Francisco. Other benefits include:

  • You can negotiate until you get a price for your trade-in that works for you (as long as that amount is reasonable). The first offer you receive isn’t set in stone. You can try to haggle the price up based on your trade-in value research.
  • If you’re upside down on your car loan and want to consolidate what you owe on it with the price of your new car, a dealership can do that. Then, you can pay off both vehicles simultaneously with only one payment.

You always have the option to take your trade-in value for cash, or put that money toward buying another vehicle.


Trade-In Your Vehicle at Land Rover San Jose Today

Now that you know how to trade in your car, are you ready to get started? If so, contact us today! Don’t forget to check our new vehicle specials, and complete a financing application if you think you may need a loan. We’re here for you!


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