How to Trade in Your Car at a Dealership | Evansville Kia

Trading in a car at a dealership

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Are you ready to buy a new or used Kia from Evansville? If so, you might be interested in trading in your existing vehicle to lower the price of your next car or SUV. The experts at Evansville Kia have assembled a how-to guide to help you through the trade-in process.

Know What It’s Worth

Before trading in your vehicle to Evansville Kia, consider doing a bit of online research to see how much a vehicle in similar condition is going for. It might be hard to accept, but it is unlikely that you will get the same value for your trade-in as you paid new. Our used car appraisal team considers a lot of factors when making an offer, including vehicle popularity, age, color, mileage, condition, and features. A 15-year-old car with 250,000 miles and a clunky engine is not likely to net you much towards your new purchase, so do your homework to avoid heartbreak.


Once you have a relative understanding of your vehicle’s trade-in value, bring your car, truck, or SUV in for an appraisal when you’re ready to shop for your new car. Our team will inspect and test drive your vehicle, then present you with an offer. If the offer is amenable to you, the value we offer you will be deducted from the price of your new vehicle. After accepting the offer, simply sign your title over to the dealership and drive off in your new car.

Trade-In Benefits

Trading in a vehicle has many benefits outside of simply lowering the net cost of your next vehicle. Selling a car in a third-party transaction is complicated, requires a lot of paperwork, and can fall through easily. By trading in your vehicle, you save yourself a lot of time. We take care of all the paperwork as well as paying off any outstanding liens on the vehicle so you have nothing to worry about except enjoying your new ride.


If you would like to schedule a time to have your vehicle appraised for trade-in, give Evansville Kia in Evansville, IN a call at your convenience. 


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