Trading in your old vehicle is an easy process, so keep it simple! This also goes for fixing your car before trade-in. Many drivers in the Monroe area have asked us time and time again “Should I fix my car before trading in?” While you can do the usual things to make your car look nice and impress the dealership you’re bringing it to, you should avoid trying to fix bigger issues. Find out more about what you should do with your car to boost the trade-in value!
Let’s start with what you should do if you plan on fixing your car before bringing it in to trade. Middletown Honda recommends doing only simple things that you have probably already been doing to keep up the appearance and maintenance of your car. Here are some ideas on what you should do if you want to bump up your trade-in value:
Please note that doing any or all of these things won’t guarantee an increase in your trade-in value. Depending on the dealership you’re going to, they can still take an amount from the trade-in value to account for any major repairs that can’t easily be spotted. With that being said, don’t try to go out of your way to do any of these minor repairs if you don’t have the time or experience. Chances are you will end up doing more damage to your car, which will lower the offer instead of increasing it! Simplicity is key.
Because our team at Middletown Honda already advises you to proceed cautiously with minor fixes, you can already guess that we will advise you not to worry about major fixes. Whether you are an auto DIY vet or not, fixing major issues will probably cost more on your own than if they were fixed in a dealership. Here are more reasons why fixing major problems are a big no-no:
If you decide you don’t want to fix your car at all, at least have the following to show that your car has been cared for:
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