How To Prepare Your Car For A Trade-In


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Want to trade in your car but not sure how to get started or how to ensure you get the best price? 

If you’re planning on trading in your car, there are a few things you can do to prepare it. The Car Vault team is here to help. As the top car showroom in Dubai we’ll walk you through the process and help you get the most money possible for your trade-in.


Bring A Clean Car

The very least you can do is bring your car to be washed. This will give the inspection team at the showroom a clearer look at the car to give the best price and is a sign of respect.



To make your car look its best consider having it detailed beforehand. This way your car will look its absolute best and will fetch the highest price.

Get a professional detail. This will make your car look its best and give you the strongest negotiating position. 


Inspection Report 

You should also get an inspection report done so that you know of any potential problems that could affect the value of your trade-in. 

An inspection will have to be done by the showroom anyway so bringing a report for an inspection you had done yourself allows you to be on the same page as the showroom so there are no unexpected surprises when the car comes back from inspection.


New Tires

Additionally, consider changing the tires. Tires must be changed every 5 years anyway and the tire condition is something a lot of buyers check to assess the overall condition of the car and how it’s been driven. Putting a new set of tires on before bringing your car for trade-in adds to the overall impression of the car and will increase the valuation.

By taking these steps, you’ll be able to maximise the value of your trade-in and get the best deal possible on your new car.


Smart Paint

If you bring your car to a garage for inspection before coming to the showroom for trade-in it may be worth your time to ask the mechanic to point out any scratches or chips in the paint.

Using smart paint the garage can cover up these small areas without repainting the whole panel which gives a great boost to the overall impression of the car. 

Add smart paint to cover up any small scratches in the paint in the necessary spots only.

Explain which areas have been painted to the inspection team at the showroom.

When you’re ready to trade in your car, be sure to visit our dealership. We’ll give you a fair price for your car and help you find the perfect new vehicle for your needs. Contact us today to learn more!

If you want to get the most money possible for your trade-in, it’s important to do your research and prepare your car accordingly. By following these tips, you’ll be in a great position to get a great deal on your new car. Visit our dealership today to get started!

Have an old car that you’re looking to trade in? CV Automobile is here to help. We offer a fair price for your trade-in and will help you find the perfect new car for your needs.



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