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How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Trade-In

4 Tips to Boost Your Vehicle’s Trade-In Value 

If you’re thinking of trading in your vehicle this year, there are a few things you need to do first. In this blog by Mark Motors in Boerne, TX, we’ll outline the steps you need to take to ensure your vehicle is in the best possible condition when it goes into trade-in and maximizes its value. Keep reading!

Ways to Prepare Your Vehicle for Trade-In  

Trade-ins are a great way to get more money for your vehicle. But you need to be prepared for the process. Here are some tips on how to prepare your vehicle for trade-in: 

1. Check the condition of your vehicle – Make sure it’s in good condition overall, including the paint and bodywork. It might not be worth trading in a vehicle with major problems. 

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2. Clean your vehicle – Before you bring it in, make sure to clean all the exterior surfaces – the windshield, doors, hood, and trunk – with a mild soap and water solution. This will help reduce the amount of dirt and dust that accumulates during the trade-in process. 

3. Get an estimate of what your vehicle is worth – The dealer will give you an estimate based on its condition and mileage, so don’t worry about getting this information wrong. Just be sure to provide as much information as possible about your vehicle, like make, model, and year. 

4. Prepare documentation – Make copies of important documents like your registration, driver’s license, proof of insurance, etc. 

The Different Types of Records Your Vehicle Must Have Before Trade-In 

  • Proof of ownership, such as a title or registration. 
  • A current license plate and insurance policy. 
  • The manufacturer’s certificate of origin (if it is a new vehicle). 
  • The vehicle’s odometer reading at the time of inspection/trade-in. 
  • Proof that it has been serviced according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and has all necessary parts. 

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Shop for a Used Vehicle at Mark Motors 

You can find a wide selection of used vehicles at Mark Motors. Whether you’re looking for a sedan, SUV, or truck, we have something to fit your needs. We also offer financing options to help make your purchase more affordable. Visit us today and take a test drive!