Value Your Trade at Acura Lafayette

December 6th, 2021 by

When you’re ready to trade in your old car for an upgrade, you’ll want to know how much your current vehicle is worth. At Acura of Lafayette, we make that easy with our Trade-In Calculator, which will quickly show you a fair market price for your current vehicle, and our sales professionals can help you find a new car that fits your budget. Bring your old car to Acura of Lafayette today!

In fact, we make it easy to trade in your old car for a newer model. Here are some tips to make the process even easier!

How to Trade-In Your Car

Once you’ve found the value of your car, there are a few more things to consider:

  • Browse our inventory of new and used vehicles to find a car that fits your budget, given the value of your trade-in.
  • If your trade-in covers the cost of your new car, great! If not, our finance department can help you get a low-interest loan to cover the remainder.
  • If you still owe money on your trade-in, we can help you work out the details on that, too.
  • When you’re ready to make a trade, all you need to do is bring your vehicle to Acura of Lafayette with the title, registration, key, and applicable auto loan paperwork. We’ll inspect your trade-in and finalize the deal.

How Much Is My Car Worth?

The all-important question when trading in your car—how much is it worth—is now easily answered with our trade-in calculator tool. To maximize the value you can get for your trade-in, there’s a number of things to keep in mind:

Location of the Vehicle

Depending on where you are and where you’ve driven, your Acura might be valued differently. This is mostly due to the weather and other conditions of different parts of the country: for example, the Midwest’s harsher winters will cause higher demand on SUVs and All-Wheel Drive vehicles when compared to somewhere warm, like Florida.

Mileage and Condition

It’s probably obvious that a vehicle with more miles on the odometer will fetch a lower price than one that’s been driven less. However, the condition is also extremely important: a well-taken-care-of Acura with 80,000 miles might actually be worth more than an identical model with 50,000 miles and poor maintenance history.

Make and Model

Some makes are built better than others, and so are worth more over time. Luckily, Acuras tend to maintain their value better than most, but if you’re looking to trade another model for an Acura, this is important to keep in mind.

Options and Add-Ons

If your current car has options like automatic transmission or All-Wheel Drive, as well as a premium audio system or leather seats, it can fetch a higher value when selling it to a dealer. On the other hand, if you’re missing standard features like air conditioning or automatic windows, it’ll be worthless.

How to Increase the Resale Value of Your Car

If you’re not quite satisfied with your car’s current value, there are a few things you can do to bump its value:

  • Detail the interior, possibly with professional help
  • Detail the exterior, including a car wash, wheel cleaning, and fresh wax
  • Perform all necessary maintenance and repairs on your car

Sell Your Car to Acura of Lafayette

When you’re ready to upgrade your ride to a used or new Acura, come to Acura of Lafayette today! Our finance department will offer you a great deal on your trade-in, and our sales staff will help you find your next car. Plus, our service center is here to perform necessary maintenance and repairs to keep your new car in top shape for years!

Give us a call, or visit us in person or online, today! We look forward to helping you find your next ride.

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