Read This Before You Sell or Trade-in Your Car

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How Do You Improve Resale/Trade-In Value?

Are you in the process of buying a new vehicle? Hopefully, you’re getting ready to visit the Davis Chevrolet showroom and consider the many options we have in stock. While you’re getting the rest of your finances together, you might also be wondering how to improve your car’s resale or trade-in value. The team at Davis Chevrolet has a lot of experience in this area and shared some of the best tips and tricks. Follow along with us while we share some important information.

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Consider Professional Detailing

Curb appeal isn’t just a concept for selling houses; it very much applies to automobiles as well. Spending a little money on a professional detailing service can go a long way toward getting the best possible value for your trade-in or sale price. However, it’s the interior of the vehicle that can benefit most from a visit to the detailer. Using a service like this is your best chance to have stubborn upholstery stains removed. Some detailing outfits may also be able to repair rips and tears, which will definitely help with your resale or trade-in value.

Fix the Small Things

There are several small repairs that people put off. Getting ready to sell or trade in a car, truck, or SUV is the perfect time to get those things taken care of. Some easy-to-repair items that can help your cause include:

  • Replacing burned-out headlights
  • Replace cracked taillight covers
  • Repair small dents and scratches
  • Check for active recalls

Gather Maintenance Records

If you have been getting your oil changed on time for the entire time you owned your vehicle, get all of those records together. The peace of mind of having these records available for potential buyers to see is hard to put in terms of dollar value, but it definitely helps. Additionally, you will want to make sure to find all sets of keys for the vehicle, the owner’s manual, and other important documents and accessories.

If you need some help selling your vehicle or you’re curious about its trade-in value, make an appointment with a Davis Chevrolet product expert today. We’re always more than happy to help.