Whether you are trading in your used car for another used car or a new car there are some important things to consider so that you can be sure you are getting the most value for your car. The most important thing to consider is the value of your used car. You can do this online by checking the blue book value of your used car. Then you should ask your dealer choice if they are willing to do a trade in. Before making any purchase it is always important to do some research since you may end up finding out that it is cheaper to keep the car you currently have rather than trading in for another.
When you trade in your are in effect selling your car. However, you are just selling it to a dealer rather than an individual. If you decide to trade in your used car, never accept an extremely low value. Consider all positive features that will increase your cars value including air conditioning, CD player and power windows. However, you should also consider issues that will decrease the value of your car including high mileage and worn or scratched paint. If possible you might want to have some of these issues fixed before trying to trade in your used car.
Providing your car is in decent shape a dealer will be very interested in offering a trade in since they make a lot of profit from reselling used cars. However, if a trade in is not an option then either you can consider reselling your car yourself.