If you're in the market for a new vehicle, chances are you have a trade-in. Dixie Mitsubishi understands that the value of your trade-in hugely affects your purchase decision, so we've put together some information to help you better understand what takes place during a trade appraisal.
The appraisal begins with the collection of information such as its odometer reading, an active lien search, a VIN scan and a CARFAX report, which provides invaluable vehicle history and validation of proper post-accident repairs.
Once your trade's background history is completed, one of Dixie Mitsubishi's qualified professionals will perform a walkaround, complete visual inspection and take your vehicle for a short test drive to determine performance.
Ensure you have up-to-date service receipts for your vehicle. Proving that you've kept your vehicle in optimal condition speaks volumes. A well-maintained vehicle will always command a better price!
Take a look at your vehicle through the eyes of a prospective buyer. Does it look and smell clean? Are there any chips or cracks in the windows and/or dents and dings in the body? What about under the hood - is your engine caked with grime and sludge? The same things that make you feel good about a new vehicle will come into play when valuing your trade.