Trade-In Basics | Orlando, FL

It’s an exciting time to shop for a new or pre-owned vehicle at Sun State Ford in Orlando, Florida. Ford is making huge changes across the board, delivering awesome new vehicles like the Bronco and Maverick, serving up game-changing technology like BlueCruise and SYNC® 4, and forging ahead into electrification with the incredible F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E.

If you’re driving an older car, truck, or SUV and want to upgrade, it’s also a great time to bring your trade-in to Sun State Ford. We’ll help you make the process easy from end-to-end — including giving you some tips on how to get the most value for your ride and what you’ll need to bring to the dealership when you’re ready to pull the trigger.

Tips for Boosting Your Trade-In Value

Before you even think about trading your vehicle in at Sun State Ford, do some research on your current ride. We offer a convenient tool that lets you get an accurate estimate of your trade-in value before you ever set foot in our showroom. Be as honest about the quality of your current vehicle and you’ll have a pretty clear idea of how much you can expect to work with.

Once you have an idea of how much you can expect to get for your vehicle, you should get it ready to show. Clean it inside and out, making the finer qualities of your car stand out more. Spending an afternoon washing, waxing, and vacuuming can help your ride pop when you bring it to our lot to trade in.

You’ll also want to make sure that you’ve got a complete package when you bring in your vehicle to trade. Anything that came stock with the vehicle should be there, including your owner’s manual, spare tires, and any extra sets of keys.

Finally, don’t be shy to tell us what you want when you bring your trade-in to the dealership. Our sales team wants to make sure all our customers go home in a vehicle they love, so we’ll do our best to help you in every part of the trade-in and trade-up process.

How Does Trading a Vehicle In Work?

You’re ready to bring your current car, truck, or SUV into Sun State Ford and initiate the trade-in process. So how does this work, exactly? It’s all fairly simple — especially because we’ll take care of the hard parts.

The first step, of course, is to bring in your vehicle with all the proper equipment and paperwork. You’ll want to have all the essentials, including

You can also bring a printout with the most current trade-in value for your vehicle using our handy tool, but we’ll also get an up-to-date quote after we’ve assessed the vehicle’s condition.

When you get an offer, the decision to accept or decline is yours. But if you agree to trade in your vehicle, we’ll get to work. That includes contacting your current lender and paying off any remaining balance on the vehicle. If you have equity in the vehicle, we can use that toward your next purchase. If you owe more than your vehicle is worth, talk to us and we’ll explore your options.

Speaking of paperwork, our finance experts will take care of it. All you’ll need to do is sign when it’s all good to go.

The trade-in process is quick and painless, so you won’t have to spend too long in our cozy waiting area. You can also take the time to test drive a new or pre-owned vehicle so that you can be confident that your next new ride is exactly what you want.

Curious about selling or trading your vehicle in? Want to learn more about the vehicles in the new Ford lineup? Contact Sun State Ford in Orlando, Florida, and let’s get started.

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