If you’re planning to buy a new car, one of the first things to think about is what to do with your current vehicle. While you can sell it on your own, your best bet may be to trade it in. Our INFINITI dealership near Carlsbad aims to make the trade-in process as hassle-free as possible, and we always want to give our customers the best value. But before you come see us, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Start with Your Own Appraisal

We make it easy for you to get an estimate of the value of your vehicle. With our online tool, you can see how much your car is worth. And since this is through Kelley Blue Book, you know that it will be accurate.

Bring the Right Documents

When you visit our dealership, you will want to make sure to bring the car’s title, which proves that you own it. If the vehicle is being financed, you will also need all of the documents related to that. And if you have maintenance or repair records, bring those along as well.

Don’t Get (Too) Sentimental

If you have had your car for a while, you’re probably pretty attached to it. And, as mentioned, although we want to give you as much for it as possible, it’s important to be realistic about its actual value.

Stop at a Carwash on the Way

While what’s under the hood is the most important part, your car still needs to look good. If you arrive in a gleaming vehicle – as opposed to one speckled with dirt or mud – this shows that you’ve cared about keeping it in good condition.

For more information on trading in a vehicle or the vehicles we have in stock, get in touch with one of our INFINITI dealers.