Value Your Trade
Discover the market value for your car today. We pay top dollar and want you to look at the same data we use to determine what your car may be worth. In just 2 steps and 10 seconds, you can skip the tireless research process and guesswork.
Trade-In or Sell Your Car Today!
At Blossom Chevrolet, we believe in making car shopping and car buying as easy as possible. As part of that goal, we do our best to offer Indianapolis-area drivers a hassle-free way to trade-in or sell their used cars. Not everyone has the time or desire to sell their car to a private buyer: posting ads, dealing with lowball offers, and handling confusing paperwork. That’s where Blossom Chevrolet comes in. We will buy your car at its fair market value, so you don’t have to worry about screening buyers or any of the other hassles of handling a private sale.
If you are in the market for a new car, we’ll help you put your old car’s value toward the vehicle you truly want. Trading in a well-cared-for used car is a great way to lower the price of a new Chevy and keep more money in your pocket. Plus, when you trade in your old vehicle at Blossom Chevrolet, our skilled finance department will handle all the paperwork for you and make sure that the sale is all squared away with the state, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. However, just because you sell a car to us does not mean you have to buy from us. If you aren’t in the market for a new car just yet, you are free to take your check and walk away with zero pressure from us.
What Is the Trade-in Value of My Car?
If you’re wondering, “what is my used car worth,” the answer is just a few clicks away! Using our handy value your trade calculator, you can get an estimated car value from the comfort of your home. Simply input some information about your car into the calculator and give us your contact information so that we can reach you, and you’ll have an estimate of its value right away. If you’d like to do additional research, you can cross-reference the number we give you using popular resources, such as Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds True Market Value. However, keep in mind, there are quite a few factors that affect trade-in value, including:
- Mileage – high mileage reduces a car’s value
- Mechanical condition – are there any repairs you have been putting off?
- Car features – a fully-loaded model with optional extra may be worth more
- Interior condition – tears and stains will mean the car is worth less
- Exterior condition – are there large scratches or dents on the body panels?
- Market landscape – some cars are worth more or less depending on the area
- Vehicle history – has the car been in accidents or had multiple owners?
Because of all the factors that go into valuing a used car, it is impossible to give you an accurate estimate without examining your vehicle in person. However, our online calculator will give you a good idea of its rough value as well as what similar vehicles are selling for in the area. Combine that with your knowledge of your trade-in’s condition, and you will have the information you need to move on to the next step.
Visit Blossom Chevrolet for an Appraisal
After you’ve received your trade-in estimate, it’s time for an appraisal of your vehicle! Just swing by our Indianapolis dealership, and we will give you a complimentary appraisal with an accurate estimate of your vehicle’s value. We’ll examine the current condition of your car and make sure it’s a good fit for our used car inventory. When you visit for your car’s appraisal, be sure to bring your trade-in estimate!
Once we’ve examined your car, you can negotiate or accept our offer and finalize the sale. We pride ourselves on giving you the fairest possible offer on trade-in vehicles, and aim to make the entire trade-in process transparent and simple. We will walk you through exactly how we determined the value of your vehicle and show you what led us to mark your vehicle up or down from the rough estimate you got from our online calculator. When we are done, you will know exactly how much your current car is worth and can start shopping for your new vehicle.
Common Questions About Trade-Ins
Q: Can I trade-in a car I am financing?
A: Yes, you can. Selling a car you still owe on can be difficult if you are conducting a private sale, but trading in a financed car at Blossom Chevrolet is easy. In fact, since our finance team handles all the paperwork of contacting the lender to pay off the loan and obtain the title, trading in a car you haven’t paid off is no different from trading in one that you own outright!
Q: Can I trade-in a car I just bought?
A: There are no time limits when it comes to selling a car, even if you have financed it. If you realize that it’s not the right vehicle for you, it doesn’t matter if it has been a year, a month, or even a week. There is never a reason to keep driving a car that you don’t like, or that doesn’t give you everything that you need for your lifestyle.
Q: Can I trade-in a car I am leasing?
A: While many drivers don’t realize it, you can trade-in a car you are leasing. If you are leasing a car that has increased in value, or if you are well under your permitted mileage, trading in a leased vehicle can actually let you walk away with more money that you would be leaving on the table if you simply returned the car when your lease is up. However, the process is slightly more complicated, so be sure to talk to our finance team to figure out if this is the best option for you.
Q: What do “positive equity” and “negative equity” mean?
A: Positive equity means that your financed car is worth more than the remaining amount on your loan. This is the ideal situation for you since it means you will be getting money back after the loan is paid off. Negative equity (also known as “being upside down”) is the opposite – the car is worth less than the remaining loan. While this means you will have to cover the difference, we can work with you to include those payments in your future car loan, so you don’t have any sudden expenses.
Q: Can I trade-in my car for a cheaper car?
A: Of course you can! Buying a new car doesn’t always mean upgrading to something bigger and better. Perhaps your kids have moved out, and you no longer need a full-size SUV, or maybe you want to move to something more efficient to handle a longer commuter. No matter the reason, if you choose to trade-in a vehicle you own for something cheaper, we will write you a check for the difference.
Q: Can I trade-in a car that needs repairs?
A: Trading in a car that needs repairs is not a problem. However, the cost of the necessary repairs will reduce the value of your trade-in, and major repairs may cost more than the vehicle itself is worth. Even if your car only needs minor fixes, it is almost always a better idea to get the repairs done yourself before paying us a visit. You can always speak to our team to get a better idea of how much your car is worth.
Make Blossom Chevrolet Your Automotive Partner Today!
If you have questions about how to trade-in a car that is paid off or how to get the best possible offer, don’t hesitate to contact us online, give us a call, or visit us in person. Selling or trading in a car may seem complicated, but the team here at Blossom Chevrolet understands the process inside and out. When you work with us, you will be surprised at just how simple trading in your old car can be. While you’re here, be sure to browse our current new and pre-owned car specials to start shopping for your next great vehicle!