How to Trade In a Car

Excited Couple Reviewing Trade in Offer with Salesman


If you’re learning how to trade in your car, you’re setting yourself up for a smooth transaction and a bigger down payment for your upgrade. When you sell your vehicle to a dealership, you avoid the hassles of the open market. Selling a car on your own is time-consuming, logistically challenging, and can take a lot of hard work. Instead, you can work with the financiers at Silko Volkswagen to secure a competitive trade offer that will enable you to bolster your down payment for your new Volkswagen purchase. Read on below to learn more about how to trade in a car!

Get Your Trade-In Car Value

To get started with learning how to trade in a car, you’ll need to get an estimated value of how much your vehicle is worth. Luckily, you can get a quick sense of the Easton-area auto market by using our convenient trade value tool. You can simply enter the year, make, and model of your vehicle, along with your name, email, and phone number. Next, add information on the condition of your Stoughton cruiser, and you’ll receive an estimated value of your vehicle. 

If you’re really interested in doing your due diligence while learning how to trade in your car, you can also reference Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value® for more insight on the value of your vehicle. 

Visit Silko Volkswagen for an Appraisal

With your vehicle’s estimated value, head to Silko Volkswagen for an appraisal. Our team will examine the condition of your vehicle and assess the current state of our used vehicle inventory to see if your car would make a good fit. Be sure to bring along any trade-in estimates you’ve received during your research. 

Negotiate or Accept a Trade-In Offer

Finally, when learning how to trade in your car, you’ll want to be prepared to negotiate. Once you get a final offer, you can negotiate or accept the deal. The whole process is straightforward, which is one of the key advantages when selling your car to a dealership. Other perks include:

  • Unlike other West Bridgewater-area car dealers, we welcome fair and honest negotiations. If you feel we’ve missed something in our appraisal, feel free to counter based on your prior research!
  • If you’re underwater on your current loan, our team can help you consolidate your loan to help you get into a new car. 

After accepting the offer, you can finalize the deal and take the cash or apply the value of the vehicle to your down payment. 

Turn to Silko Volkswagen for All Things Automotive

If you have any lingering questions about how to trade your car to a dealership, contact us at your convenience. Our aim is to provide you with simple guidance and expert insights at every stage of your car ownership journey. Visit us in Brockton if you’re ready to trade-in and trade-up with a new-to-you vehicle!

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