Get The Most Out of Your Trade-In

When it comes time to buy a brand new vehicle, it is a good idea to trade in your current vehicle so you can save on your purchase. You can put the value of your trade-in towards your next vehicle at your Dodge dealer near Dayton Ohio. The team at your Jeep dealer in Ohio wants to make sure that you get exactly what your trade-in is worth. We will be happy to share some easy tips that you can follow in order to boost the value of the vehicle that you're trading in.

Regular Maintenance - Make sure that you provide your vehicle with the service that it needs to maximize its value. This includes regular oil changes, tire rotations, and brake jobs. If you don't keep up with this maintenance, then your vehicle's value could drop drastically. Your vehicle's value changes the moment that you drive it home from your Jeep dealer in Ohio. You should also keep track of the service that your vehicle gets throughout the course of your ownership. If you bring your vehicle in to the same place for service as you do to trade it in, then the staff will be fully aware of how much you care about your vehicle.


Thorough Research - Make sure that you do your homework before you trade in your vehicle so you can be aware of the value of that car, truck, or SUV. One of the most important negotiating tools that you should have in your back pocket is knowledge. Knowing an estimation of what your vehicle is worth can really give you the leg up when it comes time to negotiate. Your Dodge Dealer near Dayton Ohio has an easy-to-use Trade Value Tool so you can get an approximation of your vehicle's value based on appearance, condition, and odometer reading. This free tool can bring you the knowledge that you need when it comes time to trade your vehicle in.

Remember What the Dealership Needs - Dealerships usually want to make at least 2% to 4% back on every transaction. If you're looking for a total trade-in estimation, then you should take your model's value and add any refurbishings your vehicle has. Once you have that sum, remove 3% from that value and you'll get an idea of what you will get for your trade-in.  This amount also depends on the resale price that the dealership can expect. Keep all of these factors in mind when negotiating your trade-in.


Keep Your Vehicle Clean - Your vehicle's cleanliness is important. If you bring a clean vehicle to your Jeep dealer in Ohio, they will have to do less work when it comes time to resell the vehicle. Having a clean vehicle also shows the dealer that you truly care about the state of your car, truck, or SUV. A clean vehicle is typically a vehicle that has experienced the maintenance that it needs. Be sure to get your vehicle detailed before you trade it in.

Bundle Your Trade-In and New Car Purchase - While some customers choose to keep these transactions separate so they do not influence one another,  keep in mind that there is a tax break that comes along with keeping these together. If you buy a brand new vehicle, you won't have to pay taxes on the value of your trade-in. If you buy a new vehicle for $25,000 but your trade-in was worth $4,500, then you only have to pay taxes on $20,500 when you buy. Get the tax break you deserve by bundling these transactions.

Come trade in your current vehicle at Tom Ahl Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram so you can save when purchasing your next vehicle. Always make sure you follow these easy tips to get the most out of your trade-in.


Tom Ahl Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, FIAT

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