Are you getting ready to purchase a new car? The first step most need to take before going car shopping is to get pre-approved for financing---securing a loan is a necessary step that makes the car shopping process easier. But how can you improve your rate of interest and lighten the monthly payment burden? The best way is to make a substantial down payment; the bigger the down payment, the better off you'll be in terms of interest and monthly payments.

One of the easiest ways to come up with a down payment, or increase the amount you are able to put down, is to trade in your current vehicle. But how much is it worth, and how do you know when you're getting a good deal on a trade in? Using our online tool, it's now much easier.

Get Your Trade In Value Online

Use our online trade-in value tool to see exactly how much your sedan, SUV, or pickup truck is worth at a used car dealership. All you have to do is enter your vehicle's make, model, year, style, series, mileage, and ZIP code, and you'll get an accurate reading of your car's trade in worth. The tool is powered by reliable data and sources, so you can trust the reading of your car's value. You can get your accurate number from the comfort of your own home! If you have any questions about how the tool works, or if you can't find some necessary information, let us know.

Why Should You Trade in Your Car?

Besides the built-in down payment that a used car trade in can provide, it also saves you tons of hassle when you trade in your car. It can take weeks or months to sell your used vehicle through the classified or from your front lawn or driveway, and when you trade in, you simply drive to the dealership in one car and leave in another. Nothing beats the efficiency and practicality of a Ford trade in.

Also, when you apply your trade in cash directly towards a new car purchase, you only pay sales tax on the remaining difference in the new car. This doesn't apply on a regular down payment---it specifically needs to be a trade in.

What Happens After You Value Your Trade?

Once you've filled out the trade in form, you can simply bring your car over to our dealership. Our technicians will look things over to make sure the condition of the vehicle matches the information you gave us online, and after that, we'll provide an offer sheet. You don't have to feel any pressure to sign it then and there---you're more than welcome to think about it for a couple of days.

If you decide to accept the offer and pursue a new car or another used model, you can just leave your old car with us and drive home in the new one!

Get in touch if you have any questions about our trade in valuation or payment process. We'd love to help you out.