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How to Trade In a Car

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Trading in your car can help you avoid the hassles associated with selling a car yourself. Additionally, you can take the money from the car’s sale and put it toward the purchase of another vehicle. If you’re considering selling your car, you might be wondering, “How can I get the best offer on my trade-in car?” The finance team at Parker Johnstone's Wilsonville Honda can help you take the next steps. Below, you can learn more about how to trade in a car and get the most money for your vehicle. 



Get Your Trade-In Car Value

You can use tools like Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value® to estimate the value of your current vehicle. Simply enter your car’s information, and you’ll get a value estimate based on the current market. We also encourage you to use our trade-in value estimator, which uses Blue Book values from KBB. 

Get an Appraisal

After you get a value estimate, visit us at Parker Johnstone's Wilsonville Honda to get an appraisal. We’ll inspect your car’s condition and make a decision as to whether or not it would be a good addition to our used inventory. If you obtained a value estimate from either our trade-in value estimator or another reputable source, bring it with you for our reference!

Negotiate or Accept a Trade-In Offer

After we complete the appraisal, we’ll make you an offer! You can choose to negotiate or accept our offer. A couple of the advantages of accepting an offer from a dealership like ours include the following: 

  • Again, you can negotiate with a dealer; you’re not obligated to accept the first offer you receive. This is why we encourage our customers to do their own research. 
  • If you have negative equity on your car and want to consolidate what you owe with the price of your new car, the finance team at a dealership can assist you. 

If you accept the offer, we’ll finalize your trade for cash or put the money toward buying a new or pre-owned car. 

Learn More About Car Trade-Ins at Parker Johnstone's Wilsonville Honda

Do you have more questions about how to trade in a car? Contact us online or call us at (503) 925-3116 to learn more. You can also refer to our car buying tips guide, which includes more information on similar topics. 


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