How to Trade in a Car

Excited Couple Reviewing Trade in Offer with Salesman


After browsing through our new or pre-owned inventory for the perfect commuter, are you ready to take the next steps? During the financing process, you’ll likely be asked about a couple of different things, but one of the most important pieces of information we’ll need is your vehicle trade-in.

Trading in your vehicle is a great way to almost instantly affect the outcome of your new vehicle loan. Whether you owe more money than your vehicle’s worth or you owe less money than your vehicle’s worth, our finance team at the Jackson Family of Dealerships can help you go over the next steps. With that being said, are you wondering how to trade in your car? If so, continue on reading below for more information!

How To Trade In Your Car: Step-By-Step Guide

Trading in your current daily driver has never been easier, thanks to the simplified trade-in steps you’ll go through at our dealership. It’s a simple and straightforward process, as long as you have a qualified team to back you up. If you’ve never traded in your car before or you just need a refresher, we’ve got you covered. Let’s go over how to trade in a car below:

  • Value Your Trade: You’ll want to first determine your vehicle’s worth. Using our value trade tool, you’ll just need to enter a couple of pieces of information and you’ll soon receive a fair estimate of your vehicle’s value.
  • Confirm Appraised Value: After receiving an estimate of your vehicle’s worth, you’ll want to bring it into the Jackson Family of Dealerships to have our team confirm your vehicle’s value. We’ll examine it inside and out and verify your trade-in estimate.
  • Finalize Trade-In: Once you accept the trade-in offer, we’ll continue with the next steps. From here, we’ll complete the paperwork and apply the value of your vehicle, or the remainder of your current vehicle’s loan to the new vehicle loan. That way, you can be on your way to adventures in no time!

Learn How To Trade in a Car & More at the Jackson Family of Dealerships!

Whether you need help with learning how to trade in your car, trade in a financed car for a lease or you have other car-buying questions, please don’t hesitate to come to the Jackson Family of Dealerships for assistance. We want you to be sure about the automotive decisions you’re making. Finding the right vehicle for your Decatur grocery runs can be straightforward when you work with us. For any other questions, please contact us!

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