How to Trade In a Car

Excited Couple Reviewing Trade in Offer with Salesman


Trading in your car at the dealership can alleviate the hassle that comes with selling a vehicle privately. Furthermore, you can also put the trade-in value towards the purchase of a new Acura vehicle. So, do you know how to trade in your car? The expert finance team at Acura of Baton Rouge can help teach you how to trade in a car, and how to get the best offer on your trade, and get you into a new car for drives around East Baton Rouge.

Valuing Your Trade

When learning how to trade in a car, you have to first figure out how much it’s worth. Luckily the experts at Acura of Baton Rouge value your time and want the process to be as easy as possible. Therefore, you can use our value your trade tool right from your Ascension home. You just need to provide us with the year, make, and model of your car and your contact information. If you have any other information such as vehicle condition or mileage, you can add that as well. In a matter of minutes, you’ll receive the estimated value of your car. You can also use tools such as Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value®

Getting an Appraisal

The next step in learning how to trade in your car is to bring it to our Baton Rouge dealership for an appraisal. One of our experts will look at your vehicle and check out the interior and exterior condition of the vehicle. Another aspect we use to value your trade would be looking at similar vehicles in our used inventory to figure out if we can sell your vehicle. It’s important to bring your trade-in estimate to your appraisal to negotiate your final trade-in offer. 

Negotiate Your Trade-In Offer

Now that you’ve gotten your vehicle appraised, the next step in learning how to trade in a car is to negotiate your trade-in offer. You can either accept the offer or negotiate with your research done using our trade-in tool. We make it a priority to ensure the entire process is easy and straightforward, making it easy to trade in your car at your dealership. Here are a few more benefits:

  • We are one of the only dealerships in Livingston that allows you to negotiate your trade-in value. When we give you the first offer, you are able to negotiate the final price base on your research prior to appraisal. 
  • In the case that you have an upside down loan, the experts at Acura of Baton Rouge can help you consolidate your current loan with your new one.

Now that you have your final offer and accepted it, you can either trade in your car for cash or put your offer towards purchasing a new car.

Learn More About Trading In Your Car at Acura of Baton Rouge

Now that you know how to trade in your car, stop by and see us at Acura of Baton Rouge Baton Rouge to get your trade in offer. You can meet with our experienced finance center to get the best value for your trade. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us anytime!

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