How to Boost Your Car’s Trade-In Value

How to Boost Your Car’s Trade-In Value


Ready to take the wheel of your next ride and wondering what to do with your current daily driver? If so, we at VW of Panama City want to help you get the most for your trade-in. On this page, you will find some helpful tips and tricks for boosting the trade-in value of your car.

Drivers throughout Springfield, Callaway, and Panama City, FL, can feel free to contact us with any questions that come up along the way!


Checking Vehicles Worth

Check its Worth

When it comes time to trade in your car, one of the first steps is to check its value. Trusted sources, like Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds, can give you an idea of its worth. In addition to the make and model, mileage, current condition, trim level, features, and more will impact the trade-in value of your current set of wheels.

Schedule Routine Service & Any Minor Repairs

Whether your vehicle is due for routine maintenance, requires a simple repair, or has a dent in its side, you may want to consider getting it serviced and fixed. If you’ve cared for your vehicle throughout its life, if possible, gather service records together to show that it’s been well maintained.


Detailing Car

Detail the Interior & Exterior

To get the most bang for your buck, it’s a good rule of thumb to put your best foot or, well, wheel forward. In addition to scheduling that oil change, it helps to have your vehicle washed, vacuumed, and detailed both inside and out.

Depending on your preferences, you can do this yourself, have someone else do it for you, or a combination of both.

Remove All Personal Belongings

Lastly, be sure to take out your personal belongings from the cabin and trunk. If the vehicle included special features or amenities when you originally bought it, you may consider returning those items to raise its value even more.

At this point, you’ll also want to grab any relevant documents and extra sets of keys, so you’ll be ready to go when you arrive at our dealership.


Shop & Trade-In Online

Shop & Trade-In Online with AcceleRide

Trading in your car at our dealership is a quick and streamlined process. However, for your convenience, we also offer an entirely virtual car-shopping experience you can use to pick out your next ride. In our online store, you can browse our inventory until you find your favorite model.

If you have a trade-in, you can plug in your information, and we’ll provide you with a firm offer you can review. After you’ve selected your desired payment option, the only thing left to do is to schedule your at-home delivery or pick-up time.

Even though this is a virtual option, one of our associates will be there to help you along the way if you have any questions.


Trade in Your Current Set of Wheels at Our Dealership Today

Now that you’ve learned how you can boost the value of your trade-in, it’s time to get started. When you feel ready to trade-in or sell your car, contact us at VW of Panama City to do that. We look forward to helping you take the next step in your automotive journey around Springfield, Callaway, and Panama City, Florida, today!


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