Value Your Trade
We Will Buy Your Car!
At Volkswagen of Salem County, we believe in making car shopping and car buying as easy as possible. One way we make that goal achievable for our Vineland customers is by providing a free trade-in appraisal and hassle-free process for selling used cars. Not everyone has the time or desire to become a private party seller — and that’s where Volkswagen of Salem County comes in. We will buy your car, so you don’t have to worry about posting ads or screening buyers. Then, we’ll help you put your trade-in appraisal amount toward the new or pre-owned vehicle you truly want.
Get An Instant Estimated Trade-In Appraisal
Getting a trade-in appraisal before you start shopping for a new vehicle can help you set an accurate budget. So, what is your used car worth? The answer is just a few clicks away! Using our handy trade-in appraisal calculator above, you can get an instant estimated value from the comfort of your home or office. Simply input your contact info and some basic facts about your car, and you’ll have an estimate in seconds. The following factors may affect your vehicle’s trade-in value:
- Mechanical condition
- Car features
- Exterior/Interior condition
- Market landscape
How Do You Trade in a Car?
After you’ve received your estimated trade-in value, it’s time for an inspection to confirm your official trade-in appraisal amount. Our Monroeville dealership can take care of this step for you. Our technicians will carefully examine the condition of your car and make sure it’s a good fit for our used car inventory. Then, they’ll make you an official trade-in offer.
You’re free to accept our offer and finalize the sale or negotiate for a higher offer. We pride ourselves on offering the fairest possible offer and with providing a transparent trade-in and appraisal process. In fact, there are a couple of major advantages to selling your car to a dealership, including:
- Don’t agree with your trade-in appraisal offer? You can haggle at a dealership. We encourage our customers to do their own research to make sure they’re getting a fair offer.
- Can you trade in a car even though you still owe money on the loan? Yes! If you’re upside down on your car loan, you can consolidate what you owe on your current car with the cost of your new ride.
Value Your Trade-In: FAQs
Q: Can you trade in a financed car?
A: Yes, you can. If you have positive equity on the car (i.e., the car is worth more than what you currently owe), trading in is easy. The dealer will purchase the car and pay off the loan, and roll what’s left on your old loan into a new vehicle loan. If you have negative equity on the car (i.e., the car is worth less than what you currently owe), the dealer may still buy the car and pay off the loan and combine the difference with your new car loan.
Q: How soon can you trade in a financed car?
A: There’s no time limit that’s set in stone, but it’s a good idea to wait until you have positive equity.
Q: What does it mean to be “upside down” on a car loan?
A: Being “upside down” on a car loan is the same thing as having negative equity. If, for example, you owe $30,000 on a car that’s worth $25,000, you have negative equity.
Q: Can I trade in my car for a cheaper car?
A: If you still owe money on the car, you can trade it in for a cheaper vehicle. If, for example, you owe $15,000 and the car is worth $20,000, the dealer can purchase the car as a trade-in, pay off the loan, and put the $5,000 toward your new auto loan as equity. If you don’t owe money on the car and own it outright, there’s nothing stopping you from trading it in for a cheaper car; you can do what you like with it.
How Do I Use the Car Trade-In Value Calculator?
For an instant estimated trade-in appraisal, simply enter your vehicle’s basic info like make, model, and VIN. Our friendly staff will get back to you promptly with the estimate, so it won’t be long before you are driving home to Vineland in the vehicle of your dreams!
Make Volkswagen of Salem County Your Automotive Partner Today!
If you have questions about how to trade in a car that is paid off, or how to get the best possible offer, don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a call at (856) 358-8103. While you’re here, be sure to browse our current new and pre-owned car specials to start shopping for your next great offer near Millville! If you are still unsure about the process of trading in your vehicle or how we determine your used car trade-in value, do not hesitate to contact us. We would be glad to assist with any questions you may have about trade-in appraisals at Volkswagen of Salem County.