How to Trade In a Car

Mazda Trade In

Many drivers want to avoid the hassle of trying to sell the vehicle on their own. We suggest trading in your vehicle. This way, you get a great offer on your vehicle and will be able to apply the trade-in value to the purchase of a brand-new model with the finance team at Keffer Mazda. If you’re wondering, “How can I get the best offer on my trade-in car,” our finance team has the answers. Simply follow our guide below to ensure you get the best trade-in offer available for your model at our dealership. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like more car-buying tips, contact us! Our finance team has the answers you’re looking for.

Get a Trade-In Car Value Estimate

The first step is to determine just how much your car is worth. Simply enter your information, such as the car’s year, make, and model, along with your name, email, and phone number into our Value Your Trade tool online and you’ll have an estimate on what our dealership can offer you on your current vehicle. From there, add in information about the vehicle’s condition and you’ll have a generated estimate of your car’s value. If you’d like to compare this with other offers, use other online tools, such as Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value®. If you have questions or would rather talk with someone from our finance department, bring your vehicle into Keffer Mazda.

Get Your Car Appraised 

After getting your trade-in estimate, bring your vehicle to our dealership for an appraisal. Our technicians will examine your car’s interior and exterior condition and we’ll also take into consideration our current used inventory to determine whether we can sell the vehicle. If you got an estimate from our online Value Your Trade tool, or even if you’ve used another online tool, bring in the estimate for our reference.

Negotiate or Accept a Trade-In Offer

The next step is to either negotiate or accept our offer outright and close the deal. Once you have accepted the offer, you can finalize your trade for cash or put the car’s value toward buying a new car. This is a simple and straightforward process, which is why it’s one of the benefits of trading in your car at a dealership. A few other advantages include:

  • Unlike many used-car retailers, you can negotiate with a dealership like Keffer Mazda. The first offer you’re given isn’t the only offer, and you can haggle up based on your own trade-in value research. 
  • Are you upside down on your auto loan? A dealership can help you consolidate what you owe with the price of the new or used car you want.

Get More Information About Trade-Ins from Keffer Mazda

If you’d like help with this process or want to learn more before entering your information online, contact our finance team today! If you already have a new vehicle in mind, apply for financing online to get pre-approved for a new Mazda model from Keffer Mazda.


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Phone: (704) 464-0105

13307 Statesville Rd Huntersville, NC


Phone: (704) 464-0105

13307 Statesville Rd Huntersville, NC


Phone: (704) 464-0105

13307 Statesville Rd Huntersville, NC
35.3999831 -80.8518263
Keffer Mazda 35.3999831, -80.8518263.