How to Trade in a Car

Excited Couple Reviewing Trade in Offer with Salesman


If you’re looking to part ways with your current car before upgrading to something else, then check out this guide that the car-buying team at Land Rover Richfield has put together. We’ll show you how to trade in your car efficiently, so you can get the most out of your trade-in and have more to put in your pocket or towards a new or used vehicle. After reading, come see us near Minneapolis to have our experts appraise your vehicle and make you an offer.



What Documents Do I Need to Trade in My Car?

Before you bring your car for a trade-in, there are some important things you’ll need to make sure you have with you on hand. Some of the important documents and items you’ll need to trade in your car:

  • Title
  • Loan Account Information
  • Registration
  • Diver’s License
  • Any Keys & Spare Keys

Our finance center should be able to look up most of these documents, it will help the process go much quicker if you have them with you when you arrive at our dealership near St. Paul.

How to Trade in Your Car Step by Step

Now that you know what documents you need to trade in your car, let’s go over the best ways to go about trading in your vehicle:

  • Value Your Trade: Value your trade online at Land Rover Richfield to get an estimate of how much your current vehicle is worth.
  • Bring Your Vehicle to Us: Once you have an idea of how much your car is worth, bring it to our dealership in Richfield for a full appraisal process.
  • Get an Offer: Once the appraisal is complete, we’ll contact you with an offer. The appraisal process shouldn’t take more than an hour, and we’ll be able to make you an offer the very same day.

When we make you an offer, you can accept it or negotiate for a different number. You also don’t have to accept our offer at all if you don’t want to, and you don’t have to make a decision that day.

What to Do Before You Trade in Your Car

What can you do before your trade-in with us to make sure that you get the best possible offer? Here are some things you can do before trading in your vehicle to make sure you get the most out of your visit to our dealership:

  • Give the interior of your vehicle a thorough cleaning.
  • Give your car a tune-up if minor repairs are needed.
  • Buff out any dents or scratches.
  • Clean the exterior of your vehicle to really make it shine.

Once you’re ready to make the drive from Edina to our dealership, just contact us to schedule an appointment, and we’ll be waiting to appraise your vehicle and make you an offer.

Trade-In Your Car at Land Rover Richfield

Hopefully, you feel more confident about how to trade in a car, but if not, we’re here to answer all of your car-buying questions. Reach out to us if you have any questions about the trade-in process or anything else.


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