Get A Trade-in Estimate For Your Car In Mission Viejo, CA

You may want to trade in your old vehicle when it's time for a new car. Trade-ins provide a smooth and straightforward way of getting rid of your old vehicle, especially when you want to buy or lease a new or used car. Essentially, you sell your used car to the dealer, and the amount they pay gets taken off the value of whichever vehicle you want to buy. If you've never sold a car through trade-in, there's so much you need to know to make the process as profitable for you as possible.

At Audi Mission Viejo, we help you make the trade-in process easy and fast to ensure you get the vehicle you want. Our reliable finance department can help you create a payment plan that works for you based on your financial needs. Whether you want to buy a truck, car, or SUV, we have a vehicle for you. We're ready to take your old vehicle and sell it on your behalf so you can focus on buying and paying for your new ride.

The Benefits of Trading Your Car Into the Dealership

Selling a used car isn't an easy task. That's why many people sell their vehicles to dealerships, which makes the deal even easier if they have the car you want to buy. But what are the benefits of trading in your vehicle to a dealership? Here are a few reasons to trade in your next car.

Quick and Easy Process

To begin your trade-in with a dealership you plan to buy or lease a vehicle from, you have to drive to the right dealership, and let the salesperson know that you want to trade in. After assessing everything, they'll determine the value, which you can negotiate. Once you settle on the value, you can trade in the vehicle and begin the process of getting a new car.

Same-Place Transaction

Trade-in transactions happen in one place. You don't have to go and sell your car, then come back to us to start the buying process. Instead, you simply drive your old vehicle to the dealership and drive back home in a new car. The dealership prepares everything for you, so the process is easy. It's also easier to negotiate the prices of the two vehicles simultaneously as a seller and buyer, as you will be dealing with the same person.

Minimal Paperwork on Your Side

Selling and buying a car requires plenty of paperwork. Things can become even more complicated if you sell the car in a different state than it was registered in. However, when you leave everything to our dealership, we know what to do to help streamline the process. We take care of the paperwork, and since we know the documents required, we ensure we have them so that all you need to do is sign the papers.

Better Tax on Sales

If you want to save money on taxes, trade in your vehicle at a dealership. When you sell the old car, you surrender all the money as a down payment for the new car, which reduces tax liability. This is a better option than selling your vehicle to a probate entity and using the money to purchase a new car.

Safety and Transparency

Selling and buying a car is a risky process. If you're doing it alone, it's hard to find the best deal, as you can easily fall victim to a scam. Having a trustworthy dealership evaluate your vehicle lets you know the true value of your old and new vehicle.

How the Trade-In Process Works

Trading in your car can be relatively easy. However, it requires you to work extra and have good negotiation skills to get the best value for your vehicle. Follow these steps to trade in your car successfully.

Know the Value of Your Car

Most dealerships provide an online platform that lets you calculate your vehicle's value. When you know the value of your vehicle, it's hard for dealers to undervalue your trade-in.

Compare Offers

Before signing or completing a trade deal, having several dealers look at your trade-in and give you an offer is worth it. Different buyers offer different amounts for your trade-in depending on factors such as supply and demand demographics. That means you can get more than your car is worth if the conditions are right.

Gather Paperwork

When you trade in your car, you must provide the registration and the title to transfer ownership legally. Therefore, gather your paperwork before heading to the dealership. You can also call the dealer to know what's required. If you plan to get a new car and take out a loan, organize any documentation to establish the car loan. Also, bring your proof of insurance and driver's license.

Clean Your Vehicle

Please don't take your vehicle for trade-in when it's dirty. You also want to remove all personal items before driving to the dealer. A clean car saves the dealer money and time and also increases its value.

Make an Appointment With the Dealer

When your car and documents are ready, it's time to visit the dealer. Be prepared to negotiate the price of the old car and the new car until you get a fair price for your vehicle.

Trade-In FAQs

Why Should I Trade In My Car?

Trading it in to a dealership is one of the easiest and fastest ways of getting rid of an old car. A trade-in gives you money for a down payment for your new ride and helps you save on advertising and fuel costs of driving around to show the car to a client.

What Happens to My Old Car After the Trade-In?

What happens to your old vehicle after a trade-in depends on the dealership. Some dealers will immediately conduct a thorough inspection, fix any car issue, and place it on sale as a pre-owned or used vehicle. Others may sell the car to other dealers who sell it as a used vehicle.

Can I Trade In My Car for a Lease?

Yes, you can. However, different dealerships have specific regulations as they consider the depreciation of the vehicle. We recommend talking to them if you want to lease a vehicle to find the best option.

Trade-ins help you upgrade and transition smoothly from one vehicle to another. If you need to trade in your Audi, contact our team at Audi Mission Viejo in California today.