Your car, truck, van, or SUV may have served you well, but it’s time for something new. Our used car dealer in Winston-Salem has a huge variety, and we happily take trade-ins! Here are some of our suggestions for how to get the most for your trade.

Find a Cure for the Quirks:

Cars are like people: they get quirkier as they age. At this point, there are probably some traits about your vehicle that you don’t even notice anymore, but may be a detractor for someone assessing the car’s value. Things like a ripped headliner, a window that doesn’t go down, or a particularly creaky door may be worth paying to fix, as you may wind up getting that money back when find out the trade-in value from our Winston-Salem experts.

Then, there are tires. Tires can be costly to replace, so it may not seem worth it to do so right before you get rid of the car, but in some cases it’s not a bad idea. Extremely worn tires will certainly pull from the value of your car, so it’s probably best to replace them.

Do a Deep Clean:

When’s the last time you gave your car a thorough cleaning? If you’re not sure when, it’s been too long! Vacuum the interior, wash and wax the exterior, clean the wheels until they’re gleaming, and even apply tire shine. You could also save yourself some time and have it detailed, ensuring that nothing gets overlooked and your vehicle is sparkling when you bring it to us.

Dings, Dents, and Beyond:

Minor cosmetic issues and curb rash (the marks left on your car when you accidentally scrape your wheel against the curb) are inexpensive to repair, and will considerably boost the aesthetic of your vehicle. However, don’t go too crazy: dents that require buffing or painting may not be worth the cost to fix. These are little things that are easy to do but, if left unattended, may knock down your vehicle’s value.

Get Started on a Shopping Journey

There’s nothing more satisfying than getting credit towards your next truck, car, van or SUV you fall in love with on our lot! When you contact Frank Myers Auto Maxx to talk to us about your trade, talk to us about our inventory of used models, too. With hundreds of vehicles on our lot, we’re confident we can provide you with the model that will give you what you want and what you need

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