How to Trade In a Car

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Learning how to trade-in your car at Celebration Kia will help save you the hassle of selling your car yourself. Once we’ve evaluated your vehicle’s value, you can get cash or put the money toward your new Kia. Rest assured, you’re getting the right price for your trade-in with our online value your trade-in tool. Follow the step below to get the best deal on your trade-in at Celebration Kia. Contact our finance team for more information on how you can save on your next vehicle. Our payment calculator can help you settle on a budget based on the MSRP.

Get Your Trade-In Car Value

The first step to learning how to trade-in a car is to use our online value your trade tool or the CarFax trade-in tool. To get started, enter your car’s year, make, model, your name, email, and phone number. The next step is to enter the condition of your vehicle, and then you’ll receive an estimate for the value of your trade-in. You can also use Kelley Blue Book® Value or Edmunds True Market Value® to get an estimate on your trade-in vehicle.

Get an Appraisal

Once you get your car’s estimated value, we’ll appraise your vehicle to better determine its condition before making an offer. We’ll look for things like mechanical issues, how many miles are on your car, its maintenance history, and the condition of the interior and exterior.

Negotiate or Accept a Trade-In Offer

After you have your trade-in appraised, you can choose to accept the offer or counter it. Prepare to negotiate as the dealer may not wish to accept your counter offer. You should do extensive research on your own to make your haggling more successful.

Once you have agreed on a trade-in price, you can choose to accept cash or put the value of your trade-in toward your new vehicle.

Special Financing

If you’re worried about how you’ll get approved for financing with your less than stellar credit score, than special financing may be a smart option to consider. Special financing offers loan options for car shoppers with low or no credit history.

If you decide that special financing is an option you’d like to pursue, then be prepared to pay a higher interest rate and monthly payments than customers with higher credit scores. You can negotiate for a lower interest rate by showing an upward curve in your credit history and proof of steady employment.

Learn More About Car Financing at Celebration Kia

Now that you know how to trade-in your car at Celebration Kia, learn more about car financing and leasing options. We can help you get the best deal on your next Kia with our car buying tips. Contact us for more information on our available inventory.


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