Should I Fix My Car Before Trading In?

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If your current vehicle no longer serves you, you may be in the market for a new ride. Trading in your current vehicle can help you save on your next vehicle, and it is a stress-free process. You may be wondering, “Should I fix my car before trading in?” There really is not a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. To get the best trade-in value, there are a few steps you can take that are worth the investment. Larry Puckett Chevrolet has the details. 

Fix My Car Before Trade: What Not to Fix

Is your vehicle in need of major repairs? Here is why you should avoid costly repairs before you trade your car in in Montgomery. 

  • Major repairs are quite expensive, which will eat into any profits you make from your trade. 
  • Dealerships can fix these issues for a much lower cost than the average Wetumpka driver. 

Fix My Car Before Trade: What to Fix 

To get the best possible trade-in value without spending a fortune, consider these simple fixes to get your car looking its best. 

  • Give the cabin a thorough cleaning – Get rid of any garbage and remove all personal items. Make sure to give the windows and upholstery a good deep cleaning.
  • Wash the car – Take the vehicle to your local Millbrook car wash, or do it yourself right at home. 
  • Fix small scratches – If there are minor scratches you can easily fix on your own, it is a good idea to do so. 
  • Wax your car – Get your car sparkling with a fresh coat of wax. 
  • Check headlamps – Ensure that the headlights are in proper working condition, and if not, replace the bulbs. 

These easy tasks can help your vehicle make a great first impression when you bring it to the dealership for an inspection. 

Value Your Trade with Larry Puckett Chevrolet

If you are ready to trade in your vehicle, the team at Larry Puckett Chevrolet can help. See what your car is worth today, then bring it by for an inspection. We pay top-dollar for trade-ins, and you can use that money toward a new car that better suits your needs. Contact us today for more information. 


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