How to Trade in Your Car

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If you’re in the market for a new Honda or a gently-used vehicle for your Lakewood commute, you may be thinking of what to do with your current car. You can always give it to a family member or sell it privately, but you can also learn how to trade-in a car to Honda Universe. When you trade-in your current vehicle, you can apply that amount to your new vehicle purchase, helping you save money on your down payment. Learn more about how to trade-in your car with Honda Universe below.

Find Your Vehicle’s Value

Before you bring your vehicle into a Freehold dealership for a trade-in, it’s important to determine how much your car is worth. At Honda Universe, we make this step easy with our value your trade-in tool. All you need to do is enter some basic information about your vehicle along with your contact information and we’ll give you an approximate trade-in value. If you want to do more research, you can use other online trade-in tools like Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value®.

Once you have your trade-in estimate, clean up your vehicle and bring it to our dealership for an appraisal. Our staff will examine your vehicle’s condition – inside and out – while taking our current used inventory into consideration. Bring your trade-in estimates with you, along with any other trade-in offers you may have received for our reference.

The Trade-In Offer: Accept or Negotiate

Once the inspection is complete, we’ll give you an offer based on the condition of your vehicle and our ability to sell it. You can choose to either negotiate the offer or accept it. The entire process is easy and straightforward, making it the preferred option for selling a car for many Toms River drivers. Read the other advantages of trading in your vehicle to a Jackson-area dealership below:

  • Unlike third-party retailers, you can negotiate your vehicle price with a dealership. The first offer you receive isn’t set in stone, and you may be able to haggle the price up based on the research you’ve conducted.
  • If you’re upside down on your current auto loan and want to consolidate what you owe with the price of your new car, a dealership can help you do that.
  • Avoid the headaches of selling your car privately like going back and forth with a potential buyer and arranging a test drive with a stranger.

If you decide to accept the offer, you can finalize your trade for cash, or put your car’s value towards your new car purchase.

Trade iin Your Current Car to Honda Universe

Now that you’re more familiar with how to trade-in a car, contact our finance team to begin the trade-in process and to take a test drive of your favorite new Honda model. You can also use our new vehicle specials and used car offers to save even more on your next Honda purchase. Contact us today, we look forward to helping you get the right vehicle for your Lakewood needs!

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