How to Boost Your Trade-in Value

Congratulations! You've decided it's time to give your Norwich, Oneonta, and Sidney, NY, travels an upgrade by purchasing a new vehicle. When you buy, trading in your vehicle is a great way to potentially lower the monthly payments on your new car.

You want to get the most out of the trade, right? That's why we at Bill Rapp Subaru of Norwich are here to tell you how to boost your trade-in value. Read on to learn how easy it is.

Vehicle Trades 101: A Quick Overview

Before you learn how to boost your trade-in value, it's important to fully understand what a trade-in is and how it works.

In simple terms, a trade-in occurs when you swap vehicles. You purchase a new car from the dealership, and they get your current vehicle in return. The trade-in value is then applied as a credit toward your new car. This, in combination with things like down payment and credit rate, can help potentially lower your monthly payments.

How Does the Dealership Determine Trade-in Value?

There's a lot of science that goes into determining the trade-in value of a vehicle. Some things taken into consideration include:

  • Vehicle condition
  • Local market
  • Vehicle demand

You can receive a trade-in estimate based on these factors in as little as five minutes when you explore our trade-in tool. Simply tell us about your vehicle and provide us with some pictures. We'll provide an accurate estimate based on the above factors.


5 Ways to Boost Your Car's Trade-in Value in 5 Minutes

While each vehicle has a trade-in value, there are ways you can boost the trade-in value in little to no time. Here are five quick ways you can do so!

1). Take it to the Car Wash

First impressions mean everything, especially when you're looking to boost the trade-in value of your car.

Have your vehicle go through the car wash so it's spick and span when you arrive at the dealership to receive a trade-in offer. You may also want to consider some light detailing to remove any dents or scratches.

2). Deep Clean the Interior

Pay the cabin of your car some attention ahead of receiving a trade-in offer. Make sure to vacuum the upholstery and carpets, wipe the mud from the cargo area left from your recent hike at Lyon Brook State Forest, and wipe the cup holders where the soda exploded on your last road trip.


3). Remove Personal Belongings

Making sure to clear your personal history from the infotainment system, remove your emergency sweatshirt, and toss the napkins piled in the glovebox is a super quick way you may boost the trade-in value of your vehicle.

While these may not seem like a direct connection to boosting trade-in value, doing so ahead of time will surely expedite the trade-in process and make it easier to finalize the trade.

4). Identify Any Outstanding Vehicle Recalls

If your vehicle has a recall you keep forgetting to fix, now's the perfect time to do so. Ensuring there are no outstanding recalls may help boost the trade-in value since that's one less thing for the technicians to handle after the trade is finalized.

5). Make an Appointment with a Technician

If your vehicle is overdue for basic services, like engine oil, filter changes, or wiper blade replacements, paying our factory-trained technicians a visit at our Express Service center is a great way to boost the trade-in value of your car.

Fill out our online appointment request form to reserve an appointment today!

Boost Your Trade-in Value Today!

Eager to enhance your Norwich, Oneonta, and Sidney, New York, travels with a new car? Ready to trade in your car? Then visit us at Bill Rapp Subaru of Norwich.

Contact us today to learn more about ways you can boost your trade-in value!

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Bill Rapp Subaru of Norwich

4814 State Highway 23
Directions Norwich, NY 13815

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