How to Trade-In a Car

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When you choose to trade-in your car at our Chilton Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram dealership, you can choose to take payment directly or have the trade-in amount deducted off the top of your new vehicle lease or loan. So it makes sense you’d be wondering things like, “how to trade-in a car” or, “how can I get the best offer for my trade-in?” Luckily, Vande Hey Brantmeier provides you an easy online trade-in estimator tool to make the entire process easy.


Here’s How to Get Your Trade-In Value

When looking to learn more about how to trade-in your car, you’ll first want to be sure to find out how much your vehicle is worth at fair-market rates. At Vande Hey Brantmeier, we make this quick and easy by using book values and local Appleton area car sales records, not to mention the condition of your vehicle and more to provide you a competitive and fair trade-in value estimate. Once you get your estimate, If you want to do more research, there are plenty of tools available, like the Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value® trade-in estimators. 


Get an Appraisal

It’s important to note that a trade-in estimate or trade-in value and an appraised price are different. Once you have the former, you’ll need to head to Vande Hey Brantmeier near Green Bay and Manitowoc to get your car appraised. This involves us looking at your vehicle thoroughly including its condition and service records and then comparing it to vehicles in our used inventory to see how much it could fetch at auction or on our lot.


Negotiate or Accept a Trade-In Offer

Once you’ve been given an official trade-in offer following an appraisal by our service experts, it’s time to either negotiate down or accept your offer. Why should you trade-in your vehicle with us and do one or the other? Here are some compelling reasons:

  • Unlike many Manitowoc-area used-car retailers, you can negotiate with us at Vande Hey Brantmeier. We also encourage you to come to us informed. We’re in the business of helping you trade-up to a vehicle you desire in a way that works for your needs!
  • If you’re upside down on your auto loan, a dealership like ours can help you do that. 

Learn More About How to Trade-In Your Car Today

If you have any additional questions whatsoever on trading in your vehicle at Vande Hey Brantmeier, just contact us. When it’s time to trade-in your car, check out our new vehicle specials to save more. We’re here to make your automotive experience more enjoyable!

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