Do you know how to boost your car's trade-in value? Even cars that may appear to have run miles all over Columbus, Grove City, and Lincoln Village, Ohio, can be brought back to their former luster.

All it takes is some elbow grease, ingenuity, and these tips from our finance experts at  Georgesville Nissan.

Do You Know What the Trade-in Value Is?

You may not even recall what you paid for your car, much less what its current trade-in value is, but you can find out. Resources like Edmunds and Kelley Blue Book provide information on what you can expect to get for your older car.

You'll find it simple, though, to page through our site and locate the Value Your Trade tool.

How Do You Find Out the Trade-in Value?

In fact, our Value Your Trade tool uses Kelley Blue Book as a reference when informing you about its worth. Just enter license plate, VIN, or the year, make, and model to zero in on a current estimate.

Remember that depending on the date, market, and more, the amount could change-maybe in your favor!

How to Prepare Your Car for a Trade-in

If you want the raise the value of your vehicle's trade-in amount, simple things can be done. Make sure you get rid of the trash in your vehicle, like food wrappers, empty bottles, tissues, and receipts.

Wipe down every surface and spot-treat stains and sticky areas. Vacuum the floors and seats and clean the windshield and windows from the inside. Wash the exterior or get it washed at a car wash.

While you're at it, start peeling off any stickers you added as décor. If you want to spend a few dollars on replacing the floor mats, why not? You could even add an air freshener or spray an odor eliminator in the cabin.

Check every device in your car and make sure they no longer contain your personal information. If you forgot how to erase the info, look in your owner's manual or talk to a service tech at our shop. It may be time-consuming, but you'll protect your privacy, as well as that of your friends and family.

Does Your Car Need Service?

If you know that a light may be out or need wiper blades, you can replace them yourself or you may want to schedule a tune-up and inspection at our service center. A multi-point inspection performed by our team may uncover some minor repairs that could be completed.

What Should I Bring to the Trade-in?

When you trade in your car, you'll need any documentation associated with it, like the title, registration, and proof of insurance. Bring any car keys you have as well.

For yourself, remember to bring your driver's license, social security card, and the down payment.

How to Boost Your Car's Trade-in Value

Now that you've learned how to boost your car's trade-in value, why not get started? Get a look at our inventory, and you'll be eager to incorporate a new Nissan into your Columbus, Grove City, and Lincoln Village drives. T

o talk to a finance expert, contact Georgesville Nissan online.

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