When buying a new or used vehicle, shoppers may wonder what to do with their current model. At Brileya's Chrysler Jeep, we accept trade-ins, which can serve as a partial payment on your next new or used vehicle. Car, truck, and SUV shoppers should consider a few things when looking to trade their old model.

Condition Counts

Three big criteria count when trying to put a value on a vehicle: make, model, and year. Consider these three items to be the ones that form the "baseline" price. And then other things bring the value up or down.

Condition counts for a lot. Cars without dents, dings, and other imperfections will be worth more than ones with them. Mileage also factors into price. Low-mileage used models will have a higher value. That's not to say high-mileage or slightly worn cars have no value, though. The value will just be different.

Caring for the Vehicle

A vehicle may find its resale value increases when the previous owners had all necessary work performed. Routine oil & fluid changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and other routine maintenance designed to keep the car in good shape impact its trade-in value. Of course, you can take steps to fix up some imperfections, such as scratches or dings.

Getting an Online Valuation Idea

Our Rutland location's website has a free online valuation tool for people to use. All you need to do is provide essential information about the model and then review the estimate. The online steps are easy to follow.

Come Prepared

Before visiting our Rutland location, make sure you have all the necessary paperwork, including the title, registration, and identification. If you owe a balance on the vehicle, bring the paperwork associated with the loan.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Set a day and time to look at new and used vehicles and discuss trade-in options. Our team is ready to help.