Vehicle Trade-in FAQs
How you trade in your current vehicle can make it easier to drive your next car. You can use the set of wheels in your driveway as a way to pay for your next ride.
If you live want to trade in your car near Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, or Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, keep reading below. The team at Faulkner Volkswagen has prepared the answers to a few vehicle trade-in FAQs (frequently asked questions).
Vehicle Trade-in FAQs: Quick Answers
When Can I Trade in My Car?
If you bought your car, truck, or SUV, you may be able to trade it in at any time. In fact, trading in your vehicle before the mileage on its odometer climbs can generate peak value from your ride.
If your vehicle has accumulated more than a few miles, you’ll still find it has value. Why is the vehicle in your driveway also a valuable asset?
- It can be used as collateral
- You can use its value to make a higher down payment
- Higher down payments can create lower monthly payments
Your current vehicle can help you drive your next one. When you decide to trade in your vehicle, our team makes it easy to research its value.
How Much Is My Trade-in Worth?
If you’re purchasing a new car, learning the trade-in value of your current vehicle can help you plan. Use our Value Your Trade tool to receive a quick and easy estimate. Drivers can take that step by entering information like:
- Model year
- Contact information
Once you enter this data, our team will provide an estimate of your vehicle’s worth. Did you know that you can also raise the value of your car before you trade it in?
How Can I Raise the Trade-in Value Of My Car?
Before heading into our dealership, you’ll want to read our tips on how to raise the value of your vehicle. This can help you create a bigger down payment and more financial flexibility.
- Clean the interior
- Buy a scratch repair kit
- Schedule an inspection
Break out the vacuum. Your vehicle may no longer have the new-car smell, but a clean vehicle makes it ready for the next driver. It also generates a better first impression with our team.
To remove the “impressions” on your vehicle’s exterior, you can buy a scratch repair kit. You can smooth over the scratches in your vehicle’s paint. This creates a sharper look that may also raise your vehicle’s value.
Drivers can also schedule an inspection with our service center team. They’ll let you know which service appointments may raise the value of your vehicle.
What Documents Do I Need to Trade in My Car?
Before you head to our dealership, you’ll need to rummage through your filing cabinet. It may contain a few documents to facilitate a trade-in. What should you bring to our dealership?
- Vehicle title
- Driver’s license
- Service records
The vehicle title verifies your ownership of the vehicle. We may ask for your driver’s license as proof of identification. It’s also important to bring any service records. They can validate the investment you’ve made in your vehicle. A consistent service history can boost its trade-in value.
Contact Our Team
Our vehicle trade-in FAQs sheet reveals how you can get the most value from your vehicle. How can you enjoy a streamlined trade for a new car or SUV?
Contact our team. Faulkner Volkswagen makes it easy for Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg, PA, drivers to trade in their vehicles—and we can do the same for you.