How to Trade In a Car

Excited Couple Reviewing Trade in Offer with Salesman

Are you planning to replace your current vehicle with a new Ford? It’s worth your time to learn all you can about how to trade in your car. Why? You can trade in your old car right there at a Ford dealership near Atlanta and apply its value toward the cost of your next car for instant savings! Our guide covers everything you should know about how to trade in a car before you get started.

Find Out What Your Car Is Worth

The first thing you’ll need to do is get an accurate estimate of your current car’s trade-in value. Five Star Ford Stone Mountain provides an online tool to help you do that in just a few minutes! All you need to do is provide info about the vehicle—make, model, trim level, features, condition—and your contact information. We suggest getting a trade-in value estimate from multiple sources; Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value® are great resources.

Get Your Car Appraised

Next, technicians at an authorized dealership near Loganville or Snellville must inspect your vehicle and determine its actual value. This amount will most likely be very close to your estimated trade-in value but could be higher or lower. We can take care our your vehicle appraisal right here at Five Star Ford Stone Mountain! If we think we can sell your car as a pre-owned model, we’ll make you an offer.

Negotiate or Accept Your Trade-In Offer

You don’t have to accept an offer for your vehicle. If you wish, you can negotiate for a better offer or bring your trade-in car elsewhere to see if you can get a better price. If you’re happy with the price, you can accept the offer and start shopping for a new car right away.

Dealership trade-ins have some important perks! Many people opt to trade in a car at the dealership because everything happens in one place. That’s also why you should work with a dealer that’s willing to negotiate—we’re happy to work out a price with you at Five Star Ford Stone Mountain, but not all Snellville-area dealers are willing to do that.

Prefer cash for your car? We’ll buy your car even if you don’t buy one of ours!

Learn More About How to Trade in a Car at Five Star Ford Stone Mountain

We’re happy to help if you have any further questions about the ins and outs of how to trade in your car. In the meantime, use our other online tools to determine your buying power and calculate your car payment.


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