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How to Trade in a Car

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Before you upgrade to a new car at Shottenkirk Kia of Quincy, learn how to trade-in your car, so you can get more for your trade-in and put more money down towards your news vehicle. The trade-in process is simple, quick, and can get you a same-day cash offer that you can pocket or put towards your upgrade. Learn about the trade-in process with the finance center at Shottenkirk Kia of Quincy, and let us help you out with your next trade-in near Hannibal, MO. 

How to Trade in Your Car in Three Steps

As mentioned before, the trade-in process is as simple as driving to our dealership from Keokuk, IA and dropping off your vehicle. There are three main steps to take when trading in your vehicle at a dealership:

1. Value Your Trade

The first step in getting more for your trade-in is getting an estimate on the current value of your vehicle. Value your trade at Shottenkirk Kia of Quincy by using our trade-in value tool, which uses real-time market data and research to give you a quick and accurate estimate on your current vehicle’s worth. To use our tool, just enter some basic information about your vehicle, its condition, and your contact information. Once you have the estimated value on your current vehicle, you can use this number to negotiate the final offer made by our dealership.

2. Have Your Vehicle Appraised

Once you get the value of your trade-in vehicle, bring it over to our dealership to have it appraised. During the appraisal process, our experts will inspect your vehicle for quality, damage, condition, and any other factors that will have an impact on the vehicle’s value and what we can offer. We’ll also run a quick vehicle history of your car, but the entire process shouldn’t take more than an hour.

3. Decline, Accept, or Negotiate the Final Offer

After your vehicle is appraised and inspected, we’ll make you a cash offer that same day. Here are some things to consider when we make you an offer: 

  • You can either accept the offer, decline the offer, or negotiate for a different offer. 
  • Some dealerships in the Pittsfield area may not be willing to negotiate the final offer. However, Shottenkirk Kia of Quincy is open to negotiation, and we’ll work with you to make an offer with which you’re comfortable. 
  • You are under no obligation to make a decision that same day. 
  • If you accept the offer, you can either pocket the deal as a cash offer or put our offer towards the price of a new car
  • If you’re upside down on your current auto loan and want to consolidate the loan amount with the price of a new car, then we can help with that. 

Let us help you get an offer you love when you trade in your current vehicle at our dealership. We’re always looking for new additions to our pre-owned inventory, so reach out to us to get started. 

Trade in Your Car at Shottenkirk Kia of Quincy

Now that you know how to trade in a car, contact us to get a head start on trading your car for a great cash deal. Visit in Quincy to learn more about how to trade in a car or any other car-buying questions.

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