How to Trade In a Car

Ready to upgrade your Birmingham commutes with a new Chevrolet car, truck, or SUV? If you’re looking to use your current car to help make your next purchase more affordable, you may be wondering how to trade in a car. Trading in at a dealership such as Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover can help you avoid some of the hassle of independent selling, plus you’ll have the option of applying your trade-in value toward the down payment on your new vehicle.

How can you get the best offer on your trade-in? Allow the finance team at Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover to help! Check out our guide down below so you can navigate the trade-in process with confidence.

Get Your Trade-In Car Value

The first step to getting a trade-in value is to determine your car’s worth. Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover keeps things simple for Vestavia Hills shoppers with our online trade-in value calculator! Using the calculator is simple; just enter the year, make, and model of your car, then provide your name, email address, and primary phone number. Next, you’ll be prompted to provide some info on your car’s condition.

Once you’ve completed these steps, you will be given an estimated value of your car. Bessemer drivers who like to do more extensive research may find additional online tools like Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value® to be useful.

Get an Appraisal

After getting your trade-in estimate, it’s time to head to the dealership for an appraisal! At Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover, this process will involve examining the interior and exterior condition of your vehicle. Then, we’ll consider our current used inventory to determine whether we can re-sell your vehicle in Hoover. When you head out from Helena to visit us, be sure to bring your trade-in value estimate along with you, as well as any other trade-in offers you may have received in Hoover for us to reference.

Negotiate or Accept a Trade-In Offer

Following the completion of the appraisal process, you can either accept our offer outright or negotiate a price you think is fair. No matter what, we ensure the process is straightforward and hassle-free! It’s just one of several benefits of trading in at a dealership. Other key benefits include the following points:

  • While dealerships allow you to negotiate a price, used car retailers often will not. Your first offer doesn’t necessarily have to be the final offer at a dealership, where you’re welcome to haggle up with your trade-in value research acting as support.
  • Currently upside down on an auto loan? Consolidating what you owe with the price of a new car may be an optimal choice for you, and a dealership can help make that happen.

What happens after you accept a trade-in offer? You can use the value as a credit toward the down payment on your new car, or simply walk away with the cash.

Contact Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover with Additional Questions

We hope you’ve determined that learning how to trade in your car is simpler than you initially may have thought, but if you have some remaining questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team online or call us at 205-383-1619 to learn more. Looking to secure additional savings on your next ride? Take a moment to check out our new vehicle specials and used vehicle specials!

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$799.00 Dealer Administrative Charge not included in advertised price.

Advertised prices EXCLUDE options added by the dealer and displayed on the vehicle’s window sticker addendum. Please contact dealer for additional details.

All prices exclude all taxes, tag, title, registration fees and government fees. Out of state buyers are responsible for all taxes and government fees and title/registration fees in the state where the vehicle will be registered. All prices include all manufacturer to dealer incentives, which the dealer retains unless otherwise specifically provided. Dealer not responsible for errors and omissions; all offers subject to change without notice; please confirm listings with dealer.

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Main 205-383-1619 Sales 205-383-1619
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Hoover, AL 35216
Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover 33.3999, -86.80624.