How to Trade In A Car

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If you don’t want to deal with all the hassle of selling your car and negotiating pricing, just leave the heavy lifting to us! Learning how to trade in a car can save you tons of time and energy, and you’ll get a fantastic price for your vehicle on top of everything else. Whether you drive a car, truck, or SUV, Cactus Jack's Auto can work with you to find the deal that you want. Ready to get started? Check out some of our top tips from the finance department, and see why so many customers choose our “Buy Here Pay Here” program.

What are the Steps?

First, let’s go through an overview of the process of how to trade-in your car:

  1. Find your car’s trade-in value.
  2. Get in in-person appraisal with a certified expert.
  3. Negotiate the pricing.
  4. Sign the paperwork and drive off!

Finding Trade-In Value

Start figuring out the price range that you can expect by checking out a few sources for estimates. Kelley Blue Book Value and Edmunds True Market Value are great options. Your vehicle’s value will be based on a number of factors, including model and year, along with maintenance history and condition. Keep in mind that your value will also depend on your location.

Get Your Appraisal

It’s time for your in-person appraisal, so be sure to put your best foot forward. Be honest as possible throughout the process. It’s hard to fool an appraiser – especially with modern Vehicle History Reports! While some vehicles may not qualify for the trade-in process, most well-maintained cars are able to be resold with ease.

Negotiate and Sign

If your appraised value isn’t what you’d like, you might be able to negotiate with the research gathered from earlier. However, if you have an outstanding loan or other dings to your credit history, the process might be harder. Since Cactus Jack's Auto does in-house financing, you have more flexible options than you might think. Be sure to discuss with us until you are completely comfortable, and then sign to complete the process.

Let Cactus Jack's Auto Help

Trading in your used car for one of our used Nissan vehicles is a great option for car buyers on a budget. Want to learn more about how to trade in a car? Learn what happens if you pay off a car loan earlyhow much car can I afford, or find out the average down payment for those with poor credit. Feel free to stop by for a chat with our finance team for more information!

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