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Why Trade-In Your Car at the Dealership

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A car dealership trade-in is typically the easiest way to buy a brand-new vehicle. You can attempt selling your car, truck, or SUV yourself, however, if you’re searching for quick and simple then bringing it to us is your best option. Even if you are trading in an automobile with issues we can work with you to get you the best offer.


Are There Dealership Trade-In Deals?

Yes, there certainly are such things as dealership trade-in deals. A car dealership trade-in offer will be one where the dealer purchases your vehicle when you purchase one of our vehicles. For one reason or another, some models will be more in demand than others. Maybe it’s a weird interior color, does not have the options buyers want, or possibly an upgraded version just arrived, regardless of the reasons it’s far better to sell the vehicle and bring in something more probable to sell. If you’re searching for a trade-in deal, your best option is to look into the new designs from last year. The new models are beginning to roll in and we have to make room for them. So, if you don’t require to have the newest version of a car then we may be able to get you a trade-in deal.


Will a Dealership Do An Even Trade?

We will certainly do an even trade on your automobile. The thing to remember when seeking ‘straight-up swaps’ is that you may find the retail value of your automobile and match it up with a car we’re offering, but we aren’t able to give retail prices on a trade-in. Every trade-in will need to be checked for potential problems and safety concerns. In many cases, there will be expenditures associated with making sure the trade-in is prepared to be sold in a safe condition. Additionally, if your car isn’t paid off you’ll need to make sure that the car dealership will repay your trade-in balance on any agreement. All of those things costs money, so your best choice is to figure out the trade-in value of your automobile, and search our vehicles for something near that value. Remember online research can only offer a quote on what your vehicle is worth. An accurate value can only be given with an inspection. We utilize an industry-standard car appraisal system to determine the value of your trade-in.


Trade In My Car or Sell It Myself – Which is Better?

The traditional wisdom is that you’ll get more money if you sell your automobile outright and then acquire an automobile from the dealer. However, that may not actually hold true because in many states the sales tax obligation collected on an automobile acquisition is determined after your trade-in has been factored in. For example, the car you want to get is $30,000 and if you acquire it outright you pay tax obligations on the full $30k price. If we give you $15,000 for your trade-in, then you would be accountable for the taxes on the $15,000 remaining on the price. The taxes would be literally be halved. So, while you may be able to get more cash by selling it on your own, the lower tax obligations and convenience of trading it here can negate any additional dollars you’d get.


How Do I Get The Best Trade-In Value?

There are a couple of easy tricks to make sure you get the best trade-in value for your car. If you follow these easy ideas, it’ll help you get the best deal.

Clean Your Car

No one will buy a gross vehicle. If your car is filled with garbage and is filthy, we’ll need to pay somebody to clean it. Spotless automobiles are much easier to sell, make it easy for us to buy yours.

Show Than You’ve Taken Care Of It

If you have maintenance documents bring them along to highlight that you’ve cared for your ride. Unless your car still has a warranty, potential customers will always be concerned with dependability. Having documents showing regular upkeep makes a car easier to sell.



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    Best car buying experience I've ever had. 3 hours after arrival at the dealership, on a Saturday, we were out, done and cruising in our new car. Great folks, clean and well run buying process without all the usual greasy sales gimmicks. Thank you KOSA!

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    We've purchased 3 automobiles from Kia of South Austin. We've returned to them because they are knowledgeable, courteous, patient, and always willing to answer our questions. From the receptionist, sales representative, to the finance representative - ALL were helpful and friendly. We've not purchase a Certified Preowned Vehicle from them before (had always bought new). But, they had the Make, Model and 2023 auto we were looking for - with very low milege & in pristine condition. Paul Guerra (Product Specialist) and Andreii Yurko (Finance Manager) both earned Five Stars. We know we can trust Kia of South Austin!

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    Hector was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process with repairing my vehicle. For someone like myself who doesn’t know much cars, he was very clear and thorough in explaining what was wrong. Also all the ways they could assist me getting back on the road safely. I always have a great experience here and this time was nothing short of that. Thank you guys!

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