What Is the Trade-in Value for My Car?


In the simplest terms, the trade-in value of your car is the dollar amount a dealership is willing to give you to put toward the purchase of a new model. As a premier dealership in the Philadelphia, PA, area, our finance team at Faulkner Mazda Trevose can provide you with an accurate quote with no delay.

Easy, fast, and convenient, our trade-in process will let you hit the streets of Trevose, Langhorne, and Bensalem, PA, inside the Mazda of your dreams.

Do you want to see how? Continue reading before submitting your car’s info through our Value Your Trade tool.

How Do Dealerships Know the Trade-in Value for My Car?

What Is the Trade-in Value for My Car?With tens of thousands of used cars, trucks, and SUVs for sale, dealerships employ real-time local data to determine your car’s fair market value, or FMV.  This includes gauging the popularity for your type of vehicle, as well as determining how much similar models and trims sold for in recent months.

That’s why it’s no surprise that a well-maintained model that’s only a few years old typically receives a higher trade-in value than a late-stage model with mechanical issues. That’s not to say your family heirloom still can’t score you a fair trade-in price, though.

If you’re interested in gauging your car’s current value, there are several third-party sites which provide accurate info. These include Kelley Blue Book®, Edmunds, and Consumer Reports.

How Do I Maximize the Trade-in Value of My Car?

While a bucket of soapy water and a vacuum can really help put your used car in the best light, there are a few other things you can do to maximize your trade-in value, like:

Take Care of Minor Repairs

A trained technician will be able to quickly identify any problem areas, saving you from any surprises once you’re at the dealership. While a complete overhaul is rarely necessary, a few areas you might want to focus your attention on include:

  • Tires and tread health
  • Brakes and suspension
  • Windshield and windows
  • Exterior/interior lights
  • Paint scratches, chips, and small dings

Time Your Trade

Are you currently driving a big, family SUV? Late winter/early spring is often a great time to make a deal, as drivers prep for summer road trips and college move-in dates.

Does your sedan come with 4-wheel drive? As the winter snow looms on the horizon, autumn is often when people start to really prioritize safety and comfort.

Bring Your Receipts

Do you remember when we mentioned about having a well-maintained car? That means keeping up with routine service. If you tend to use the same service center, you can request that they provide you with a written record of your service history.

I Want to Sell My Car – Is That Possible?

What Is the Trade-in Value for My Car?Absolutely! As one of the largest buyers of used cars in the Delaware Valley, our appraisers can supply you with a firm offer and quickly free up space inside your garage.

Contact us to schedule an official inspection. Our appraisers and certified technicians will give your used car a thorough once-over before presenting an offer. If you like what you hear, head over to our finance center, where one of our specialists can help you transfer the title before presenting you with a check!





Let’s Make a Trade!

At Faulkner Mazda Trevose, we’re committed to helping Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, drivers secure a fair offer on their trade. To see how easy it can be to trade in your used car, visit our showroom near Trevose, Langhorne, and Bensalem, Pennsylvania, or contact us today!

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