How to Trade in a Car

Excited Couple Reviewing Trade in Offer with Salesman

Trading in a car at a dealership like Toyota of Muncie helps you avoid the hassle (and risk) of selling the vehicle yourself. Not only that, but you can also apply the trade-in value to the purchase of a new Toyota. Learn how to trade in a car at Toyota of Muncie, and then visit our dealership to get the process started. 

Get Your Used Trade-In Car Value

The first thing you’ll need to do when trading in your car is to determine just how much your current vehicle is worth. Toyota of Muncie makes getting your trade-in value quick and easy with our convenient Value Your Trade tool. Simply enter your car’s year, make, and model, along with your contact information. You’ll also need to add information about your car’s condition. Soon, you’ll receive the estimated value of your vehicle. If you want to research your car’s value, other online tools are available, such as Edmunds True Market Value® and Kelley Blue Book® Value.

Get an Appraisal of Your Used Car

Another thing to know about how to trade in your car is that you need an estimate based on the car’s condition. Once you have your trade-in value, visit Toyota of Muncie so our team can take your car for a drive around town and see how it handles. We will also examine your car’s condition and consider our current used inventory to determine if we can sell your car. Be sure to bring in any trade-in value estimates for our reference!

Negotiate or Accept a Trade-In Offer

Once we have completed the appraisal, we will give you an offer on your vehicle. You can then choose to accept our offer outright and close the deal or negotiate further. One of the main benefits of trading in your car with Toyota of Muncie is that the whole process is transparent and straightforward. Other advantages include:

  • Unlike some Muncie-area dealerships, you can negotiate with us. Remember, the first offer you’re given is just a starting point. You are free to negotiate based on your trade-in value research. 
  • If for some reason, you’re upside down on your auto loan and need to consolidate what you owe on it with the price of your new vehicle, we can help you with that. 

Once you have accepted our offer, you can take the trade-in value for cash (assuming it’s paid off) or put the value toward buying a new Toyota. 

Trade in Your Used Car Today at Toyota of Muncie

If you have any questions about trading in your car or want to schedule an appraisal, contact Toyota of Muncie. While you’re here, don’t forget to ask about our new vehicle specials. You can also apply for financing online. Doing business with us is easy, so give us a call today! We are always happy to help.

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