Thinking about trading in your vehicle? There are a few things you should know before visiting Maguire Dealerships. The more informed you are about an Ithaca or Trumansburg trade in, the better prepared you'll be.

Buying a new car can be a thrilling and exciting time in your life, but it's important that you're providing a proper sendoff for the car you currently own. Here are some of the Syracuse and Baldwinsville trade-in tips you should know about.

Prepare Your Car

If you bring your car to the dealership in its current state, there's nothing wrong with that, as long as it's clean and well-maintained. However, it can be worth it to go the extra mile and show how much you care. Remove everything from the vehicle, have it washed, vacuumed, and waxed, and make sure it looks good.

It's worth it to check under the hood as well. Cleaning the engine and the battery can give it a fresh look and get rid of some of that grime and grease that may be present.

Time Your Trade

There are certain times of the year that can be better than others when it comes to trading in a car. If you're trying to sell a convertible, then it may be best to do that in the spring or early parts of summer. Meanwhile, trucks and SUVs are always in high demand for the winter.


Have Records Ready

It's always good to keep records and receipts on hand. If you're able to show when the car has been serviced and what kind of work has been completed, you're a step ahead. When it comes time to trade the car in, you'll be able to provide info about what's been done to the engine, brakes, and other parts of the car.

Get an Idea of What It's Worth

Before visiting the dealership, it's a good idea to know what your car may be worth. Having the current value of the car gives you an idea of how much you may spend on the next one because you'll be able to start forming a budget. We feature a trade-in valuation tool here on our website, which only take a few minutes to fill out.

Provide us with the make, model, VIN, odometer reading, and some other key information, and we'll be able to let you know what that car may be worth. A final value will be provided in person here at the dealership.

Bring Your Trade-In Vehicle to Maguire Dealerships Today

Ready to buy or lease a new car? It might be time to say goodbye to the car you currently own. Visit Maguire Dealerships near Ithaca, Trumansburg, and Watkins Glen to speak to our staff about trading in a vehicle.

We hope our trade-in tips have been a help for Syracuse and Baldwinsville drivers. Have any questions for us? Reach out to us today!

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Maguire Family of Dealerships

154 Cecil Malone Drive
Directions Ithaca, NY 14850

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