How to Trade In a Car

Excited Couple Reviewing Trade in Offer with Salesman

Planning on trading in your current vehicle for an exciting new Mazda to upgrade your Morton commute? Applying the trade-in value of your car, truck, or SUV to the purchase of a new vehicle is a great way to lower the cost and often can cover the down payment. Learn more about how to trade in your car in this guide from the team at Sam Leman Mazda. 

How to Trade in a Car: Value Your Trade

Before you trade in or sell your car, you should have an idea of how much the vehicle is worth. Sam Leman Mazda offers an easy-to-use online Value Your Trade tool that can provide you with a fair market trade estimate in seconds. All you have to do is provide the following information:

  • The vehicle’s year, make, and model
  • Your name, email, and phone number
  • Some information about the vehicle’s condition

Once you have filled in all of the required information, submit the online form to instantly receive the estimated value of your car. Other online tools, such as Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value®, are available if you would like to do further research.

How to Trade in a Car: Get an Appraisal

When you have the estimated trade-in value, bring the car, along with the title, registration, and any service records or loan information, to Sam Leman Mazda. We’ll run a vehicle history check and have our service team conduct a thorough mechanical and appearance inspection of your car’s condition. Based upon the results of our appraisal we will make you an offer. The trade-in process at our dealership should take no more than a couple of hours.

Benefits of Trading in a Car at a Dealership

Convenience is one of the chief benefits of trading in your car at a local Springfield-area dealership like Sam Leman Mazda. Other advantages of selling your car to us include:

  • You can either accept our offer outright or negotiate the price based on the estimated trade-in value. 
  • If you still have an outstanding loan you are paying on your current vehicle, our in-house finance experts can help you consolidate what you owe with the price of your new car.
  • Once you have accepted the offer, you can take the trade-in value as cash or apply it to the purchase of a new Mazda or one of our high-quality, affordably priced used vehicles.

Trade In Your Car Today at Sam Leman Mazda

Trading in your old car is a breeze at Sam Leman Mazda. Make sure to explore our current new Mazda specials to find some of the best deals in the Normal area, and if you have any questions or would like more information on how to trade in a car, please feel free to contact us.


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