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How To Trade In A Car

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Trading in your old car at our dealership makes buying a new car easier and more affordable. Rather than trying to sell your car yourself, you can value your trade at our dealership and have the value applied to finance a new-to-you vehicle from our used car lot in Plymouth. 

If a hassle-free trade-in experience sounds appealing to you, learn how to trade in a car at Cornerstone Plymouth, today! Contact us for more information about financing a pre-owned vehicle at Cornerstone Plymouth.

 

Get Your Trade-In Car Value

The first thing in the trade-in process is getting an estimate of what your car is worth. Our value your trade tool is quick and easy to use; simply fill in your vehicle’s age, condition, make, and model, and you’ll get a market value price for your car. For a second opinion, you can use Kelley Blue Book® Value or Edmunds True Market Value®.

Bring your estimate with you to the dealership so the dealer appraiser can reference it during their inspection. 

Get an Appraisal

Visit Cornerstone Plymouth with your estimate in-hand and get it appraised by a member of our service team. They will perform a thorough inspection of your vehicle’s condition and vehicle history report, then give you an offer for your vehicle. 

When we appraise your vehicle, we not only consider the market value, we look at how likely it is to sell on our used car lot. The more popular the model is, the higher the price we will offer. 

Once we’ve given you an offer, you can choose to accept the offer or counter it. 

Negotiate or Accept a Trade-In Offer

After accepting the offer, the rest of the process is straightforward. We can offer you cash for your trade-in or apply the value towards a used car on our lot. Trading in your car at a dealership makes the process quicker and eases your initial financing costs. 

  • Minneapolis car owners have the option to haggle for a better offer when they trade-in their vehicle at a dealership. 
  • You can choose to consolidate your loans if you’re behind on car payments. 

Learning how to trade in a car at a dealership is the easiest way to sell your vehicle and avoid the hassle of finding a buyer yourself. 

Learn More About Car Trade-Ins at Cornerstone Plymouth

Now that you know how to trade in your car for the best price, explore our used and certified pre-owned vehicles at Cornerstone Plymouth. We offer used vehicle specials and financing options for customers with all credit histories. Apply for financing online today!

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