CARFAX Trade In Value Estimator

If you want to upgrade to a new Hyundai model by trading in your current vehicle, rest assured you'll receive an honest and fair value at Huffines Hyundai McKinney. You can use the value from your old vehicle toward a new Hyundai model you choose, including a selection of cars, SUVs, trucks, and vans. If you have questions about your vehicle and its potential value, feel free to contact the experts at our McKinney, Texas, location to learn all the information you need. 

In the meantime, we put together this list of benefits of trading in your vehicle. Even if market conditions change, you can still reap the benefits of making a trade.

Save On Detailing and Repair Costs

When you make a private sale, you want to make the vehicle appear as nice as possible for the buyer. This often includes washing and waxing the exterior, fixing dents and scratches, vacuuming the interior and wiping down surfaces, removing trash, removing stains from upholstery, and similar actions. Sometimes, performing these repairs can cost you $100 or more. You may even have to make repairs to the brakes, air conditioning, and tires if you sell privately. 

When you trade in your vehicle at a dealership, such as Huffines Hyundai McKinney, we expect to detail and clean your model before it appears on the lot. These cleaning fees are often included in your trade-in value. Trading your vehicle as-is can save you time, energy, and money. Buying a newer vehicle after a trade-in also can help you avoid paying reconditioning fees upfront, which may help you make a larger down payment. 

Let the Dealership Manage the Advertising

Trading in your model means you don't have to spend extra time and money on advertising. A private sale often requires advertising on social media, asking friends and family members to spread the word, and buying posters or other supplies. Even free online platforms require you to take and upload quality photos and come up with a sales pitch. 

Some people who respond to your ads may not come to see the vehicle or show up for an appointment, which can waste your time. Trading in your old wheels to a dealership means you get to save this energy and redirect it toward selecting a new vehicle. 

Enjoy Convenience

You receive your trade-in value immediately during the transaction at the dealership, so there's no waiting around for weeks like you would during a private sale. Dealerships typically move inventory at a fast pace, meaning the car you want in the lot may not be there in three weeks. The added convenience of receiving instant value means you can select your desired model as soon as possible and drive away from the lot in your dream car. This is especially good if you need a new car soon.

Get a Fair Price

Making a private sale often requires perfect timing. Market prices and demand fluctuate throughout the year, which means you may have to do research on market trends and the best time to sell your car. During a high-demand time of year, you may find many other cars similar to yours on the market. If your vehicle listing doesn't stand out, you may not find as many buyers. 

Low-demand times of the year also bring fewer buyers, meaning you may have to accept a lower price for your vehicle. Trading in at a dealership means you often receive a fair price no matter what time of year it is. The price the dealership offers you doesn't fluctuate because the car industry determines the price, not the buyer market. 

Engage in a Safe Transaction

Trading in your model with a trustworthy dealership means you don't have to worry about your personal safety or the validity of the payment provided. All dealerships receive licensure by their state and follow specific guidelines and regulations to ensure the safety and legality of all sales and trades. During a private sale, you may encounter many strangers or run the risk of receiving counterfeit cash. Huffines Hyundai McKinney strives to maintain the highest standards of conduct to ensure you receive the best possible service and care.

How Does the Trade-In Process Work?

This overview of the average trade-in procedure may help you understand how to trade in your vehicle:

Do Your Research

Consider learning about the potential value of your car and your financial situation before going to a dealership. This may help you save time and energy when choosing your next model. Learn about how much you can finance, as well. Some websites offer free appraisal tools to assist you with the trade-in process.

Prepare Your Model

Before you take the vehicle to a dealership, consider cleaning it up slightly to improve its overall appearance. You can remove trash from the interior, wipe the dust off any surfaces, and take it through a car wash to remove any dirt. This can make a good first impression and may even increase its trade-in value if you make small repairs, such as removing dents or scratches. 

Make an Appointment 

After preparing your vehicle, make an appointment with us at Huffines Hyundai McKinney. Here, we will inspect your model. We also may take the vehicle for a test drive. While some dealerships may accept walk-ins, making an appointment with a sales expert often ensures you receive the full attention and care you and your vehicle deserve. 

Search for Your Desired Vehicle

It's also important to know what kind of car you'd like to buy with your trade-in value at a dealership. Having the desired model in mind can reduce the time spent searching for an eligible model on the lot. You may also consider negotiating the terms and price of your preferred vehicle before completing the trade-in of your old wheels. 

Let Us Help You Trade In Your Vehicle 

You deserve an easy and hassle-free experience when selling your car in North Texas. At Huffines Hyundai McKinney, we provide you with a smooth trade-in process and new sales you can feel confident about. Contact us today to begin your trip toward a fair sale and a new vehicle of your choice.