How to Trade in Your Car

How to Trade in Your Car

If you’re looking to put your current ride toward a new set of wheels, then you may be wondering how to trade in your car near Clinton, Adrian, and Tecumseh.

That’s why LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) of Clinton is here to help. We’re going to give you the tips and tricks you need, so you can know how to trade in your car at a dealer.

Ready to get started? Then keep on reading!

Step One: Research

The first step in trading in your car is to get an idea of its current market value. That way, you know what to expect when you are getting quotes.

If you’re wondering how the current market value of a car is measured, it’s usually tied to:

  • Year
  • Mileage
  • Demand
  • Location

With this, you can get an idea of what your vehicle is worth and what you can put toward a new car. Once the research is complete, it’s time to get some quotes.

Step Two: Get Your Kelley Blue Book® Instant Cash Offer

On our dealership’s website, we have a Kelley Blue Book® Instant Cash Offer, which provides you with a quote that you can redeem at our dealership. All you need to do is fill out some details about your car, and we provide you with great value.

Do you love your value? Then it’s time to make your way to our dealership to solidify the details! All offers are good for seven days.

Step Three: Get Your Car Ready for Trade

After you receive your Kelley Blue Book® Instant Cash Offer, you can begin the process of readying your vehicle for trade. There are some things to keep in mind before you bring your car in, like making sure all personal items are removed and that the exterior is clean.

Also, there is some documentation you need to bring with you, so it’s best to gather up your:

  • Instant Cash Offer certificate
  • Vehicle title and registration
  • Valid driver’s license or other government photo ID
  • Vehicle keys and manuals
  • Service and repair records

Once you have all those papers gathered, you can make your way to our dealership for a vehicle inspection.

Step Four: Bring Your Vehicle to Our Dealership

Ready to get started on the trade-in process? Then visit our dealership and we can get the ball rolling. Once we verify the condition of your vehicle and other information, we can solidify and provide you with cash or trade-in value toward a new vehicle.

While you’re here, browse through our inventory. We offer some of the most popular vehicles, from brands like:

  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Jeep
  • RAM


Step Five: Seal the Deal

Sign the dotted line and the value of your current car is ready to be used. Our team is ready to help you find your next dream car, so feel free to browse our inventory to find the best set of wheels.

Does a specific vehicle catch your eye? Then go on a test drive and experience it firsthand. If you love it, then it’s yours. Our finance department can help you solidify a payment plan and put your Instant Cash Offer toward that new ride.

Trade in Your Car at a Dealer

Now that you know how to trade in your car, feel free to get your Instant Cash Offer today or visit us at LaFontaine CDJR of Clinton.

Clinton, Adrian, and Tecumseh drivers can get behind the wheel of a new car today!

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