Value Your Trade

What’s My Car Worth?

If you’re looking to purchase a new car at #1 Cochran Buick GMC Youngstown, you can trade in your old car during the process to earn some extra cash to use for your new car. You may want to learn more about what your car is worth, which can vary depending on how old your car is, the type of car you have, its condition, and the miles on it. Here at #1 Cochran Buick GMC Youngstown, we want to make every customer experience, from valuing your trade to financing your vehicle, as simple as possible.

That’s why we offer a trade value tool right on our site and train our specialists to guide you through every step of the process. By trading in with #1 Cochran Buick GMC Youngstown, you can skip the complicated trade-in process at other dealerships, experience our enhanced customer service, and get back on the road in your new vehicle faster. Contact us to learn more about the value of your car and the process of trading it in.

How to Check the Trade-In Value of Your Car

Before trading your car in with #1 Cochran Buick GMC Youngstown, you can use our online Value Your Trade tool to learn more about what your car is worth. After navigating to the page, you can choose from three options for determining the value of your vehicle. The options include providing the VIN number, inputting your license plate number, or providing the details about the year, make, and model of the vehicle.  Take a look at this article if you need help finding your VIN number.

In the trade valuing tool, you can also answer a few questions about your vehicle, including the color, additional features, potential accident history, and quality of the vehicle. These questions help us find the most accurate dollar amount for the value of your trade-in vehicle. After providing us with your contact information, our team can contact you with information about the value of your trade-in and how to take the next steps in the process. If you need help at any point during this process, don’t hesitate to contact our team of helpful experts.

How to Trade In a Car

Our trade-in experts are always standing by to answer any additional questions you have about the process of trading in your vehicle, but here’s a little more information about the process. Before bringing your car to #1 Cochran Buick GMC Youngstown, it’s important to clean it out to make sure you have all your personal belongings. Double-check important areas like the glove box, center console, and trunk. When bringing your used vehicle as a trade-in here at #1 Cochran Buick GMC Youngstown, there are some important items to bring with you, including:

  • Vehicle title (if you have it)
  • Your driver’s license
  • Auto loan account information (if you have one)
  • Proof of insurance
  • Each key to the trade-in
  • Current registration for the vehicle

When you bring your trade-in vehicle to our dealership, one of our experts can help you find the new car that works for you and help you get an official appraisal for your trade-in. Our friendly professionals can help you complete the paperwork for purchasing your new car and trading in your used vehicle. You can check over your trade-in once more to make sure you haven’t left anything behind, hand us the keys for the old car, and receive the keys for your new car. The trade-in process is that easy, and our efficient team can have you back on the road with your new car in no time.

Can You Trade In A Car That Hasn’t Been Paid Off?

If you still have an auto loan on the vehicle you want to trade in, don’t worry about it! #1 Cochran Buick GMC Youngstown welcomes all customers and trade-ins, including those who still have an auto loan on their car. Before proceeding with the process of trading in a vehicle you still owe money on, it’s important for you to know if you have positive or negative equity on that car.

For example, if the car is worth more than what you owe on it, you have positive equity, and if the car is worth less than what you owe on it, you have negative equity. By scheduling an appraisal with us or using our online Value Your Trade tool, you can learn more about what your car is worth and compare that to what you owe on the loan. When you trade in a vehicle with us that you still owe money on, we’ll handle taking over the loan and paying it off.

We’ll also manage the transfer of the title and other important paperwork. Our experts can help you roll any negative equity from a previous car loan into a new loan for your new vehicle, making it simpler to pay the difference if you have negative equity. If you have positive equity on your trade-in, we’ll apply the extra money toward the total cost of your new car.

When Is the Best Time to Trade In Your Car?

It’s always a good time to trade in your car! Perhaps you’re going through a lifestyle change and you need a car with more or less seating. Maybe you want to switch to something with more power or better fuel economy. No matter the reason for your interest in trading in your car, our team of experts is ready to help you with the process. You can contact us to learn more or use some of the car buying and trade-in tools on our website, including information about financing with us and the car payment calculator.

We care about all our customers and want to help them trade in their vehicles in the simplest way possible. Here at #1 Cochran Buick GMC Youngstown, we help everyone find the car of their dreams, regardless of whether you have a loan on your trade-in or not. If you have questions about the trade-in process, don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about our inventory or to chat with a professional about the process of trading in your vehicle.

Does Cleaning or Detailing Your Car Increase The Trade In Value?

Yes, cleaning your car before trading it in can indeed increase its value. When you decide to trade in your vehicle, you want to present it in the best possible condition to maximize its resale value. A clean and well-maintained car gives the impression that it has been cared for, suggesting that the mechanical aspects have also been looked after.

First impressions are crucial when it comes to appraising a vehicle, and a clean car stands out among others. A thorough cleaning both inside and out can remove dirt, grime, and any unsightly stains, making the car more appealing to potential buyers. By cleaning the exterior, you can make the paint shine, enhancing the vehicle’s overall appearance.

Vacuuming the seats, carpets, and floor mats, and wiping down surfaces like the dashboard and windows, creates a more inviting and comfortable environment for prospective buyers. Eliminating odors and ensuring that everything is in proper working order can further enhance the impression of a well-maintained vehicle.

While cleaning alone won’t magically transform an older or high-mileage car into a brand-new model, it can certainly help you fetch a better trade-in value. Dealerships and potential buyers are more likely to offer a higher trade-in or purchase price when they see a clean, well-cared-for car. Therefore, taking the time to clean your car before trading it in is a simple yet effective way to potentially increase its value and improve your negotiating position.