Trading in your current vehicle can be an effective way to reduce the price of the new or used Honda that you're about to purchase. As a rule, your car will be worth more to a dealer if it is good condition, and you can produce its registration, title, and maintenance records. Let's look at some specific steps that you can take to determine how much your car might be worth before you head to our dealership and what you can do to maximize its value.

Have Your Car Detailed Before You Come See Us

In most cases, you can have your car's interior and exterior cleaned for about $100. Having your vehicle cleaned before you arrive at our Honda dealership in Branford is a great way to show that you have taken care of it while it has been in your possession. It might also reduce the amount of time and money that (dealer) will have to recondition the vehicle after acquiring it. As a rule, the less it costs to get your car ready to sell, the more that you will receive in a trade.

Estimate the Cars Value on Our Website

While on our website, you will likely be able to estimate the value of your vehicle based on its age, mileage, and features. We will assume that your car is in the fair or average condition when providing a price estimate. It is important to understand that you won't be able to get an exact appraisal until you bring the vehicle to the dealership.

In many cases, your trade will be properly evaluated while you are on a test drive. It is also important to understand we will pay what the car is worth instead of what you owe on your loan. If you owe more on your loan than your car is worth, the negative equity may be rolled into your next loan.