There's no single way to buy a car, and at Koons Woodbridge Hyundai, we're determined to provide our clients with every option so they can get the best value. If you're thinking about buying a new car but aren't sure what to do with your old one, consider trading it in. Trading in vehicles isn't anything new, but as more and more dealerships have created incentives for trade-ins, the practice has become more popular.

Our talented staff here at Koons Woodbridge Hyundai have put together this guide where we break down the trade-in process, explain the benefits of trading in your old vehicle, and list some tips you can follow to ensure you get the best deal possible.

Why Trade In Your Vehicle at Koons Woodbridge Hyundai

There are many reasons people choose to trade in their vehicles at Koons Woodbridge Hyundai. We make the process as easy as possible by allowing clients to use our online True Cash Offer offer tool to determine the value of their vehicle before they commit to a trade-in deal. All you have to do is follow a few simple steps and you'll be one step closer to trading in your car for one that better meets your current lifestyle wants and needs. We also offer a $750 voucher whenever you sell your car to a Koons dealership.

How To Trade In Your Vehicle

You have a few options for determining your car's value and receiving your quote through the True Cash Offer system. The first involves entering your car's license plate number and the state where your vehicle is registered. The second option involves typing in your car's Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN, which serves almost like a fingerprint for your specific vehicle. Along with your car's VIN, you'll also enter the trim of your vehicle. The last option for getting an appraisal is to enter your vehicle information, including the year, make, model, and trim.

Once you enter your car's information using one of the above three methods, you'll receive an estimate of the vehicle's value. Contact us and let us know that you're interested in trading in. A member of our team will help you schedule a side-by-side check, where a professional will inspect your vehicle to confirm its value. If your car's condition is in line with the value of the estimate, you're ready to move on to the final steps of the trade-in process.

Once you have your vehicle's final value, you can use the money from the True Cash Estimate to trade in your car for a new or used vehicle at Koons Woodbridge Hyundai. We have a wide selection of cars, trucks, and SUVs in various makes and models. Thinking about getting a vehicle worth more than your trade-in? Not to worry, as Koons Woodbridge Hyundai has a dedicated finance center where you can learn about your loan, lease, and finance package options. Whether you're buying new or used, our finance options can make paying for your vehicle easier and more attainable.

Benefits of Trading In Your Vehicle

Here are some of the main benefits you can experience if you decide to trade in your vehicle:

  • Save money: One of the main reasons people choose to trade in their vehicles is the ability to save money that would otherwise go toward detailing a vehicle for sale. Instead, you can trade in your vehicle in its current condition and pass on the responsibility of sprucing it up to the dealership, allowing you to dedicate leftover funds toward buying your next vehicle.
  • Save time: Another major benefit of trading in a car is the significant amount of time you can save from not having to go through the sales process on your own. Rather than having to spend time fixing up your car, advertising it, negotiating prices, and transferring the title to someone else, you can focus your efforts on finding your next car instead.
  • Safety: The process of trading in your vehicle through a reputable dealership is often much safer than having to deal with potential buyers on your own, providing you with confidence in the process's legitimacy. Meeting up with strangers always comes with its set of risks, and a private car sale is no different and isn't something you want to get involved in.
  • More options: When you trade in a vehicle, you can apply the money of your old car's value toward a newer car that you otherwise may not have been able to afford. Trading in opens your options up substantially, and you can still be eligible for a trade-in even if you financed your previous vehicle.

Tips for Trading In Your Vehicle

Here are some tips you can follow to ensure you get the best deal possible when trading in your vehicle:

  • Do your research: When trading in a vehicle, it's important to do thorough research to ensure that the process is the most beneficial for you based on your financial situation and your lifestyle needs.
  • Clean your vehicle: Before you take your vehicle to a dealership to confirm its value, take some time to clean the interior and exterior to add extra curb appeal and make its value more apparent.
  • Explore your options: Because you already know you want to trade in your car, it's important to take some time to research what kind of vehicle you want to replace it with so you have a list of potential cars before conducting the trade.

At Koons Woodbridge Hyundai, we're committed to helping every customer who comes through our dealership with all of their car-buying needs, including trade-ins. With so many benefits, there's no secret why more and more people are choosing to trade in their cars. If you've been thinking about trading in your vehicle, contact us today at Koons Woodbridge Hyundai in Woodbridge, Virginia, and a member of our dedicated staff will be more than happy to answer your questions and guide you through each step of the process.