How Dealers Value Your Trade

How Dealers Value Your Trade in Morganton, NC

Do you have a vehicle that you need to trade in before you can buy or lease a new vehicle (or one that's new to you)? We believe that trading in a vehicle doesn't need to be complicated. Here at Morganton Honda, we think it's important that our customers understand exactly how we value their trade. To learn more about what you should do before bringing in your vehicle and more about how we value your trade, keep reading!

Your Vehicle's Condition

Ultimately, the less we have to do to make your car sellable (repairs, cleaning, painting, etc.), then the more it's worth to us. That means you should detail, or at least clean and vacuum, your vehicle before bringing it in for a trade-in quote from us. A good idea would also be to fix any scratches or minor flaws, as this will make your vehicle look as good as new — meaning it'll be worth more money than a dirty and scratched one.

Our Current Inventory

Your car is more or less valuable to us based on what our current inventory holds. For example, say we have an abundance of vehicles similar to your car that have yet to sell, then we won't be able to offer you a higher trade-in price. On the other hand, if your vehicle is more likely to sell from our inventory, then we're more likely to offer you a better price.

So why trade in your vehicle?

You may be curious why you should trade in your vehicle here at Morganton Honda, rather than with another dealership or attempting to sell it yourself. The biggest benefit is that it's much easier to trade it in rather than trying to sell it on your own — arranging test drives and inspections, communicating with potential buyers; it all takes a huge chunk of time out of your busy schedule, and it can be too much for many people.

If you have further questions or would like to learn more about how we value your trade, contact us today or visit our dealership at 1600 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655. We look forward to helping our customers near Hickory, Asheville and Marion.