The most stressful part of buying a new vehicle is negotiation and getting your vehicle appraised. You want to be sure that you get top dollar for your trade-in. Here are three very important points to consider when getting your vehicle appraised.
Please ask your dealership to do these three steps:
Ensure that the dealership scans your vehicle identification or VIN number to check all the options with which your vehicle is equipped. By doing this all the options and equipment listed is used to determine and calculate an appraised value. Every option is important in determining a fair appraisal price. Most dealerships just look at the vehicle without checking the VIN and miss important options that could add $1,000 or more to your trade-in. For example, an option such as a trailer package on a truck could add $500 to your trade-in value.
Does the dealership inspect the vehicle by a qualified technician to check all the mechanical features? This includes undercarriage, engine function, and body panels. This ensures that you get top dollar for your vehicle and not a guess of what the vehicle could require after the vehicle is taken on trade. If you have taken care and maintained your trade, it is worth more dollars. Dealerships can skip this step because it takes extra time, and they must pay their technicians to perform the inspection. If this step is missed, your vehicle is grouped in with all the vehicles with similar mileage and year, and you get a classification such as average and clean. At Royal Auto Group, we take this extra step to protect you and give you what your trade is worth.
Ensure the dealership is using a live market pricing tool that gives you live appraisals (up-to-the-minute changes in website evaluations) for your vehicle. A value or price on your vehicle can happen daily, weekly, and so forth, and a dealership scanning the web (with a live market pricing tool) for similar vehicles can determine a fair market price on your trade-in by using this tool. This ensures that you get the highest and most up-to-date value for your trade-in. Your trade can increase in value by a number of factors such as season and economy. Having this live pricing web took can help you get the best price for your trade-in.
At Royal Auto Group, we present Internet Value Pricing for a fair and upfront price every time you shop. We use a sophisticated 3rd Party Software that shops all of our pre-owned inventory against other like vehicles in our local market as well as surrounding areas to ensure that you are provided with a competitive price every time. Using this 3rd Party Software allows us to make daily adjustments. You are presented with a fair and upfront price whenever you choose to shop and ensures that every one of our customers receives real-time Value Pricing on every pre-owned vehicle we sell. We operate with a philosophy of transparency with our customers because we know your time is valuable. We do not artificially inflate our pre-owned vehicle prices in the hope of winning a negotiating contest with our customers.
Please ask our Sales staff for a real-time Market Pricing report for any of our pre-owned inventory, and we would be happy to show you how we stack up against the competition in our local market and surrounding areas. We do not play pricing games. After being in business for 38 years, we realize that Internet Value Pricing is by far the best approach for our customers. Transparency is built into all of our processes because we value your business and strive to build a long-term relationship with all of our customers.