How to Trade In a Car

couple trading in a car at a dealership

Whether you’re buying a new Cadillac or selecting a vehicle from our pre-owned inventory, if you know how to trade in a car you’ll save yourself time, money, and a lot of hassle. Selling a car yourself takes a lot of work and haggling. When you trade in your old car, the process is quick and simple. You’ll work with experts who know the value of your car. And that value can go directly into purchasing your next car. Learn how to trade in a car with Cadillac.

Get Your Trade-In Car Value

How much is your car worth? You can get an estimate without leaving home by checking websites like Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value®. For an exact amount, bring your car to Cadillac in Springfield. Our certified technicians will give it a quick inspection and make you an offer on the spot. Learn more about the appraisal process next:

Get an Appraisal

We will examine your car’s condition, inside and out, and we’ll also take into consideration our current used inventory to determine whether we can sell the vehicle. Make sure that you bring the information you culled from Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds along with any other trade-in offers you’ve received from other Springfield-area dealerships.

Negotiate or Accept a Trade-In Offer

There’s always room to negotiate if you’re not completely satisfied with the original offer we make for your trade. Not all used car dealerships are willing to negotiate trade prices, but Cadillac is willing to work with you to make a deal that leaves everyone satisfied. If you’re upside-down on a car loan — you owe more than the car’s assessed value — and you’d like to consolidate what you owe with the price of your new car, our finance department is happy to help.

Once you have accepted the offer, you can finalize your trade for cash, or put the car’s value toward buying a new car.

Learn More About Car Trade-Ins at Cadillac

That’s really all there is to it. When you know how to trade in a car you give yourself more options. At Cadillac, we look forward to working with you to give you the price you want both for your trade, and for your new vehicle. Take a look at our special offers to see how you can save even more on a new Cadillac!

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Thompson Cadillac 37.1429, -93.2683.