Sell or Trade in Your Car at Basil Resale in Buffalo, NY
As you begin the search for your next vehicle, it’s only natural that you want the highest possible value from your existing vehicle when it comes time to trade it in. No matter if you’re considering new or pre-owned vehicles, it’s no secret that your trade-in is one of the biggest ways to offset the cost of your next vehicle purchase. Before you bring your old car in for a trade-in evaluation, there are several steps you can take to ensure that you’ll receive maximum value. Basil Resale of Buffalo has assembled this helpful guide which gives you useful tips and suggestions for getting the most from your trade-in. Remember, we’ll buy your car even if you don’t buy one of ours!
Basics of Trading-In Your Vehicle
Simply put, the quickest and easiest way to offset the cost of your new ride is trading in your current vehicle. This method helps you avoid the stress and hassle of finding a buyer, promoting the vehicle yourself, and haggling with total strangers. Instead of experiencing the headaches associated with private party sales, Basil Resale of Buffalo is able to leverage their buying power in order to get you the most money for your used car, SUV, or truck.
Tips for Getting the Most for Your Trade
Listed below are several useful tips for getting the highest value for your trade-in. Simply following these steps is an excellent way to get top dollar for your current vehicle!
Complete Routine/Required Maintenance
Ideally, this step would have begun long before it comes time to trade-in your vehicle. Performing normal maintenance procedures such as tire rotations, oil changes, brake inspections, and other preventive services helps increase the value of your vehicle. It’s always a good idea to have this maintenance performance and documented by a trusted dealership.
Keep Your Receipts
Have you had a major repair or service done to your vehicle within a 6-month window of trading it in? Keeping your receipts helps give you a better chance at leveraging these expenses when it’s time to trade it in. As an example, a recent replacement set of four new tires can help increase the value of your old car.
No matter if you perform it yourself or take it to a professional, detailing the interior and exterior of your vehicle helps increase value as well. How your vehicle looks both inside and out plays a big role in determining how much it’s worth. Clean, well-presented vehicles are simply in higher demand compared to worn-out, damaged models.
Remember Seasonal/Demand Factors
Although it might not seem obvious at first, there are a handful of important external factors that play a role in determining the value of your vehicle. For example, trading in your high-performance convertible sports car in a snowy weekend in February is not the most ideal situation. On the other hand, trading in that same vehicle on a hot summer day in July will almost always be the smarter financial decision. All-wheel drive sedans, SUVs, and 4X4 pickup trucks are in much higher demand during winter months. In the event that gas prices skyrocket, these same vehicles drop in demand compared to more fuel-efficient hybrid or electric models. It’s always important to consider the current demand for your vehicle in addition to seasonal factors.
How to Use Our Value Your Trade Tool
Now that you’ve gotten a better understanding of how to maximize the value from your trade-in, you’re just seconds away from getting a competitive price from our Value Your Trade Tool. Using real-time data from both the wholesale and retail segments here in New York, this tool provides you with the most accurate pricing available. Simply enter the year, make, model, and some brief information about your vehicle. Next, you’ll receive the current market value based on all of the vehicles currently for sale on the marketplace. It couldn’t be any simpler!
Don’t forget, we’ll buy your car even if you don’t buy ours! Skip the headaches associated with private party sales and save time by bringing your vehicle in to Basil Resale of Buffalo for a competitive pricing offer. We’re always looking for high-quality used vehicles to fill our inventory.