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Investing in your Future Vehicle

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Purchasing a vehicle, new or used, is an investment in your future. Not only is it an investment in the time you spend with the vehicle, but also an investment in the next vehicle that you choose to purchase as well. Having a solid trade-in can save money on a future auto purchase.
By treating your vehicle as an investment not only in your family and career, but as a future purchasing power, you can save yourself a lot of car-buying headaches. Preparing your car or truck doesn’t start when you step on the lot; it starts long before in how you maintain your vehicle. As used auto experts, Auto City Credit has a few tips to help you get the most out of your automobile trade in.
  • MAINTENANCE: Each vehicle purchased, new or used, has an owner’s manual that will tell you when to have your vehicle serviced. Make sure you don’t cut corners to save money. Avoiding small maintenance charges early can cost you. Not only will you have costly repairs later on, but also the value of your vehicle when you go to trade it in may be significantly less. When you buy your car from us, we make this easy by providing things like discounted oil changes for the duration of your ownership.
  • KEEP IT CLEAN: Keeping your car clean and neat will add additional value to your trade-in. Is your vehicle in need of a little TLC? Get it washed and detailed prior to visiting the dealership. This will make your car look nice and let the dealership know that it has been well maintained.
  • IF IT’S BROKEN, FIX IT: Taking care of the little repairs, as needed, will bring up the trade-in value. The more things a dealer has to fix, the lower the offer will be on the vehicle when the time comes.
  • KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Get an idea ahead of time what the value of your vehicle is so you know whether the offer you receive is reasonable. Keep in mind the condition of your vehicle, as well as the fact the dealer needs to have a margin for profit, and you’ll be more than happy with the end result.

A well maintained vehicle can be a great bargaining tool when it comes to your next vehicle purchase. Even if you are one of the many people with low or no credit, the purchase you make today can help you in the long run if you take the time to keep your vehicle in great, running condition.

By following the tips provided, your car buying and trade-in experience will be that much easier!