If you are ready to buy a new or used car you may be looking to get some value out of your current vehicle. Should you sell it yourself or should you consider trading it in to the dealership? 

If you are looking to make the most money for your vehicle your best bet would be to sell it on your own. Potential buyers will be less equipped with the knowledge needed to accurately price a vehicle, therefor giving you the upper hand. The main issues with selling your car by yourself is that you will invest a ton of time and energy into meeting with buyers (strangers!) and this could end up costing more than what you would lose by just trading it in at a dealership to begin with.

The pro's to trading in your car to a dealership is that typically the process is extremely quick and easy. You will get a fair deal since dealerships use data to price vehicles, and you will only be out the cost for the dealership to recondition the vehicle and get it ready to sell again. Also, if you are purchasing a vehicle while trading in your car, it's a much simpler process to apply the value of your trade in towards your new purchase. Far less steps!

So you've chosen to trade in your car here at CUABS. Here are the steps you can expect!
1. Fill out our trade appraisal form online. This is a quick document that will save you time at the dealership
2. Bring your car to our dealership to get it appraised in person. Armed with the trade form you provided online, we can give you an exact valuation on the spot for your car.
3. Decide if you are trading or selling. Sometimes you just want to sell! We will buy your car even if you don't buy from us!

It's as simple as that! We look forward to seeing you and your trade-in soon!

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