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  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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How to Trade In a Car in the Raleigh Area

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Hoping to make some room in your driveway and earn some extra cash to put toward a new vehicle upgrade at the same time? Trading in your car at a dealership like Hendrick Kia of Cary is a great way to achieve these goals! If you’re new to the process, you’re probably wondering how to trade in a car in the first place. Worry not, as Hendrick Kia of Cary provides everything to know about trading in a car in the guide below!



Estimate Your Trade-in Car’s Value Online

The first step in learning how to trade in your car is to estimate your trade-in’s value. You can do this from the comfort of your home or office in Raleigh using our online trade-in calculator! Simply provide details on your car’s year, make, and model, as well as your contact information, and you can discover how much your car is worth in an instant.

You can also estimate your trade-in car’s value with trusted sources like Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value®. With several estimates on hand, you can calculate an average to learn what to expect for the official offer you receive at a dealership.

Visit the Dealership for an Appraisal

After estimating your trade-in value online, it’s time to head out from Durham to bring your car to a dealership for an appraisal. Here at Hendrick Kia of Cary, the appraisal process begins with an experienced associate from our team. They’ll examine your vehicle’s overall condition and take it for a short test drive to learn how it runs. Then, they’ll consult our current used inventory to determine how it would sell at our dealership. If you have an online estimate from our dealership or from any other resources, you can also bring that to us for our reference.

Consider the Dealership’s Offer

Following the appraisal, our dealership will make an official offer on your vehicle. It’s up to you whether you’d like to negotiate or accept the offer and close the deal. If you want to accept the offer, you can get it in cash or apply the value toward your next new Kia.

The ability to negotiate is just one benefit of trading in your car at a dealership. Other benefits include:

  • You’ll save yourself a lot of time and hassle. You can bring your car to our dealership, get it appraised, and accept an offer all in the same visit! There’s no need to list your vehicle online or sort through multiple offers from Apex buyers.
  • You can trade in a financed car if you’re upside-down on a current loan. By doing so, you can consolidate what you owe into a more affordable vehicle.

Trade in Your Car Today at Hendrick Kia of Cary!

Get a top-dollar trade-in offer on your vehicle today when you visit Hendrick Kia of Cary for an appraisal. If you have other questions or concerns about how to trade in your car, contact us at your convenience and we’ll be happy to provide more information. To save even more on your next vehicle, be sure to check out our ongoing new Kia specials!


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