Here at Folsom Lake Ford, we proudly offer our customers a wide variety of Ford cars for sale, as well as the assistance of a team of automotive professionals who will go above and beyond to meet all of your needs. One thing many of our new customers ask is, “how do you trade in a car?”

Trading in an old vehicle can be a great way to get behind the wheel of something brand new, as the value from that used car can be used towards the total cost of the new one. That said, there are some steps you should follow before running your car down to the nearest dealership and trading it in.

For starters, you should price the value of your car and receive multiple quotes from multiple sources. Pricing guides like Kelly Blue Book and Edmunds serve to be relatively worthwhile digital tools that can help you determine an initial value of your vehicle.

When you find the value of your vehicle, you’ll then want to clean out your car rather thoroughly. Make the extra effort to vacuum the seats and floors, wipe down the interior, even run it through a nearby carwash if you don’t want to hose it down yourself!

Finally, you’ll want to collect all the documents and records related to your car. This documentation includes auto loan payoff and other account information, your driver’s license, your current vehicle registration, and the vehicle title or ‘pink slip.’ Trading in your car seem intimidating, but with our help at Folsom Lake Ford, we can make the process a little easier.

If you come into our Ford dealership, our sales team can walk you through every step of the trade-in process. We are dedicated to helping all of our customers get behind the wheel of a vehicle that meets all of their automotive expectations.