Trading in My Car FAQs

Handing Keys OverAre you in the market for a new set of wheels but not sure what to do with your current vehicle? At Sheridan Ford, we suggest trading in your model! Not only this does put extra cash towards your next purchase, but it also allows our dealership to fill our used inventory with models Wilmington, New Castle, and Newark, Delaware, drivers will love.

If you’re new to the world of vehicle trade-ins, however, you likely have some questions. Before you get started on this exciting adventure, read through our Trading in My Car FAQs, to get the answers you need.


Q: What is My Trade-In Worth?

A: A great first step when trading in your set of wheels is determining its value. Luckily, our dealership provides a handy online tool that does just that. After you navigate to our “Value Your Trade” page on our website, here’s what you’ll do:

  • Tell us about your vehicle. This includes the year, make, model, trim level, and mileage of your ride, as well as what features it includes.
  • Select your vehicle’s condition from Excellent, Very Good, Good, or Fair.
  • Input your personal information so we know where to send your trade-in model’s estimated value.

Q: How Do I Trade in My Car?

Car Salesman in LotA: At our dealership, we make trading in vehicles incredibly simple and streamlined. After you have determined its worth, you’ll need to bring the model to our lot for an in-person inspection. This is performed by one of our certified professionals who will simply double-check what you have included in your online appraisal.

Then, we’ll make you’re a firm offer and it’s your choice whether to accept it or not. There’s never any obligation to trade in your model at our dealership.

Q: What Should I Bring With When Trading in My Car?

A: When you’re ready to trade in your vehicle, our finance team will need the proper paperwork to make things official. Here’s what you’ll need to bring along to your appointment:

  • Your I.D.
  • Title and registration
  • Maintenance records
  • Auto insurance information
  • Auto financing documents (if applicable)

Q: How Do I Boost My Trade-In Value?

Man Cleaning CarA: To ensure you get the most for your vehicle, there are some things you can do beforehand to get your model ready. Consider the following:

  • Maintenance & Repairs: If your vehicle is ready for its next maintenance appointment or needs small ding and dent, it’s best to get them done before you start the trade-in process.
  • Clean & Detail: To put your vehicle’s best face forward, thoroughly wash the interior and exterior of the vehicle or hire a professional to do it for you. Remember to remove any personal items as well!

Trade-In Your Vehicle at Sheridan Ford

With helpful resources and a friendly team on your side, trading in your car to Sheridan Ford is easy. When you’re ready for your in-person inspection or have further questions, reach out to our team today. We’ll be happy to set you up with an appointment and get this show on the road!

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