Planning on trading in your current vehicle for a new MINI Cooper at MINI of Warwick? If so, you are probably wondering, “Should I fix my car before trading in?” While you should take care of any minor repairs, major work should be avoided, as it will cost you more to fix than it would the dealership. Learn more about how to get the best trade-in value for your car in this guide from MINI of Warwick!
Should I fix my car before trading in? Can I trade-in a damaged car? Small repairs, a little touch-up here and there, and making sure the vehicle is clean, will go a long way toward you getting the best trade-in value. You shouldn’t bother with any major repairs for three reasons:
Can you trade in a damaged car? As long as there isn’t extensive damage like a missing bumper, trading in a car with body damage shouldn’t be a problem. As noted above, a dealership will be able to repair the vehicle at a much more cost-effective price than you would if you took it to a Cranston, RI or Newport, RI body shop.
Whether you are trading in a car that is in good shape or trading in a car with body damage, you should fix minor things to make your car as presentable as possible. This can maintain or increase the trade-in value. Take a look at some of the things you can do to spruce up a car before taking it in for a trade-in:
Your goal is to deliver a car that looks clean and well taken care of. If you are planning DIY repairs, make sure that they are done properly, as the professionals at dealerships will likely notice and subtract that from your trade-in price. While trading in a car with body damage can be tricky, if the vehicle is clean and well-taken care of you should be able to get a fair trade-in value.
Some other steps you should take before trading in a car include:
Should I fix my car before trading in? Can you trade in a damaged car? Now that you know the answer to these questions, use our car trade-in value calculator to get started today! You’ll find that trading in a car at MINI of Warwick is easy and hassle-free, and you can apply the trade-in value toward the purchase of a brand new MINI Cooper. If you have any further questions about the trade-in process at our dealership in Warwick, feel free to contact us.
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