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  • Mon - Sun12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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  • Mon - Fri8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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When Should You Trade In Your Vehicle To Get The Most For It?

when is the best time to trade in your car or truck?

Perhaps one of the most important decisions in the ownership of your current car is knowing “when is the best time to trade in your vehicle?” Do you trade it after a specific time frame? Is there such a thing as too many miles on the odometer? What if it isn’t mint? It probably will not be a surprise to figure out that there isn’t an easy answer. Yet, we’ve got a few tips and tricks to help you figure out when to trade in your car.

Is It Time To Trade My Car or Truck?

This is generally the first thing vehicle owners consider. Considering that most people think that the only way to receive top value for their pre-owned vehicle is to sell it on their own vs. trading it for a newer vehicle. Yet, there are a couple of factors to think about when trying to decide if you should trade-in your vehicle or sell it separately.

Selling On Your Own Normally Takes Longer

With only a few special circumstances, selling a vehicle can take weeks, if not longer; especially if your car is not in great condition. The seller would be accountable for every single part of the sale transaction, from advertising, to test drives, to arguing the price, and everything in between. Conversely, trading in a vehicle generally occurs when you buy your new car.

Paperwork Hassles

Usually the person selling the vehicle is accountable for providing the buyer with the required paperwork, such as the car’s title and registration. Trying to do everything alone could be a disheartening and even lengthy procedure if unexpected challenges like a lien, are attached to the paperwork. We are equipped to take care of the paperwork, surprises included.

Lost Tax Savings

One of the biggest benefits to trading in your vehicle is the potential tax benefit offered in places with a state sales tax. In these states, there is a financial credit applied to your new car’s sales tax if the buyer trades in a car at the same place they buy a new one. In short, the taxes are calculated at the price difference after the appraisal of the trade-in is figured into the final sale price. The tax savings can reach up to thousands of dollars, depending on the vehicle you are buying.

When Trading In A Car or Truck, What Is The Best Mileage Range?

There are lots of opinions on this, especially with late model vehicles that are engineered to last a long time. Yet, there’s general consensus on these three mileage milestones to consider when trading in your car:

30,000 To 40,000 miles

This is when nearly all new car warranties usually conclude. On the other hand, this is also when the first replacement of ‘wear’ items, like tires or brakes, are typically done on vehicles. Your vehicle depreciation will generally start to accelerate more quickly after this milestone, so the nearer your vehicle is to these miles, the better your trade-in appraisal will usually be.

60k – 70k miles

Depending on usage, a car that gets to this milestone will typically be between three to five years old and most likely has been well taken care of. As the miles pile up, the value of the vehicle tends to decrease so vehicle owners should take this into account when weighing their trade-in.

100,000 Miles Or More

Thanks to advancements in modern technology, this milestone is no longer the automotive death sentence that it was before. Yet, the higher the mileage a vehicle has, the more the depreciation in all but the rarest cases. Vehicles within this mileage can still have value even though they might not be in mint condition. The condition of the vehicle is definitely scrutinized more closely as the miles grow on your odometer.

Tips At Trade-In

Finally, a crucial component of trading in your vehicle is being ready for the trade-in evaluation. The following ideas are not the only ideas but these steps can help you get the most value out of your car.

Make It Clean

This ought to be a no-brainer, but some people believe showing their vehicle ‘as-is’ is an honest way to do a trade-in appraisal. While we’re not advocating trying to hide blemishes or problems with the vehicle (Just so you know, the assessors will see through that anyway), it’s always a good idea to clean up your vehicle to the best of your ability before bringing it to the dealership for the appraisal. This means getting rid of all trash and debris from inside your vehicle (yes the trunk too), vacuuming and washing the exterior and interior, and perhaps even doing a nice exterior and interior detailing. Just think of the evaluator as a potential buyer and tidy up the vehicle accordingly.

Repair What You Can

We understand that repair bills can be overwhelming, especially for significant mechanical concerns. But, if you can fix minor dings, chips in the paint, and cracks in the various mirrors, windows, and windshield, all of those cosmetic repairs will significantly help improve the price of your trade-in. If possible, we suggest repairing any mechanical problems the vehicle may have. The better the condition of the vehicle, the higher the trade-in value will be.

Be Prepared

If you have decided that trading in your car is the way you want to go, then we recommend coming to the dealership with all of your car’s paperwork, which includes the title (if you have it), registration, any repair receipts you have, and keys you have for the car. Show up ready to trade your vehicle in and you will speed up the process of driving away in your new vehicle.

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Where to Trade In my Car In Georgetown, TX

Considering trading in your luxury car or SUV for a new one? Mercedes-Benz of Georgetown provides the help you need to get the best value for your trade-in. Call us to schedule an appointment or visit our dealership to get started.

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Cars Jun 10, 2021

I am very satisfied with my service that I received from Georgetown Mercedes dealership. They are very efficient and are always on top of the issues and stay in communication with you

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DealerRater Jun 8, 2021

Troy Williams went above and beyond helping us with the purchase of "our new" 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV. Troy kept my wife and me in our comfort zones, by giving us the attention and consideration we deserve. We look forward to seeing Troy again, to put my wife into her new car. Thanks Troy!

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Cars Jun 8, 2021

As always..same great service! They also made every effort to keep the waiting area clean and disenfected. Offering Lyft to service clients shows their efforts of going the extra mile.

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Cars Jun 4, 2021

The service was excellent. I trust my car to Georgetown Mercedes. I love the clean, organized environment, the efficient staff, and the result which is keeping my car in great condition.

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Cars Jun 3, 2021

I want to thank the service center of Mercedes Benz at Georgetown. Thank you for the assurance and care in fixing my car and safety. I was always kept up to date and provided detailed information by the mechanic. Veronica C

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Cars May 27, 2021

Excellent facility with professional and exceptionally friendly staff. They performed maintenance and repairs on time and kept me apprised the entire time. Highly recommend their business unconditionally.

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DealerRater Mar 26, 2021

My wife and I had a wonderful experience purchasing a certified pre-owned C300 from Mercedes-Benz of Georgetown. From the moment I reached out with a brief inquiry, Sales Consultant Tabatha Zahler was responsive, extremely knowledgeable, not only about the vehicle itself, but in walking us through the entire process. The attention she gave us upon our arrival was unparalleled, going above and beyond in every aspect! I echo this sentiment for the Finance Manager Aaron as well. He did not try at all to pressure us into buying extra things such as maintenance plans or extended warrants, although he did ...

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DealerRater Jun 20, 2020

Alex Adams, service advisor in the service department is amazing! He always goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure I'm taken care of.

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DealerRater Mar 19, 2020

I recently purchased a new GLE 350 at this dealership. Linda was my sales consultant and she was great! Very personable but professional. She spent a lot of time with me and dealt with all my questions and indecision with patience and honesty. Several other employees and Ali were vey diligent in addressing me and following up. Kristin was my finance manager and she was also a pleasure to work with. I'm very pleased with the overall experience and love my vehicle!

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7401 S IH 35 Frontage Rd • Georgetown, TX 78626

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