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Common Trade-In Mistakes

Trading-in your car to a dealership may seem like a convenient option and an easy way to get rid of your old car, but it might not get you the most cash. Here are a few common mistakes people make when trading in.

Overestimating the car’s value.
You may think that your car is worth more than it actually is when looking at the trade-in value, especially when checking appraisal website and doing research online. But depending on the dealership, they may offer people less and more than your researched appraisal value.

Bluffing an inflated over. Some car shoppers may try and bluff that they got a higher trade-in offer hoping that the dealer might try to beat it. But this rarely works and an experienced appraiser will either see right through the inflated offer or call the bluff by asking to see the estimate in writing.

Making extra repairs. Some car sellers may try to fix dents on their cars or throw on a new set of tires, thinking it will significantly add to the value of their trade-in. Unfortunately, this might not always be beneficial. The dealer may be able to fix the flaws or put on new tires for less than you can.

If you are ready to sell your car, instead of trading in, contact I Buy Cars Today. Our offers usually fall between a typical big-box dealership's trade-in value and higher offer you'd get if you sold your vehicle through a private party transaction, but without the hassle!

We make the process very simple. Simply
fill out our quote request form, and we will make you an offer that the dealership won't beat. Once we receive your inquiry, we will be in touch with you as soon as we can, and we'll make you a prompt offer.
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