When you go to trade-in or sell your vehicle, you have more power over its value than you may think. At Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Bowie, your nearest Chrysler dealership for Crofton, MD drivers, we want to make sure you get the most out of your trade-in.

Value Factor: Age

How much you can affect it: Effectively, not at all.

The top factors a trade-in is evaluated on are age, make, and model. New cars are worth more than older ones, as certain makes and models are more valuable than others. These also happen to be the factors that you can do the least about. Technically, the sooner you decide to sell your vehicle, the most you’ll get for it. However, most people don’t have that in mind upon purchase.

Value Factor: Condition

How much you can affect it: Quite a bit.

A 2018 Jeep Compass isn’t going to be worth nearly as much if it is in poor condition. Condition is an umbrella term for the car’s maintenance, as well as any exterior or interior damage. Try to keep up with all of the maintenance you have done on your car, saving receipts and work summaries that tell the tale of your time with the car.

Value Factor: Appearance

How much you can affect it: Entirely.

When we mention appearance, we don’t mean simply free from damage. A clean car just looks more valuable than a dirty one and it can make a bigger difference than you might think. Consider getting the car detailed to have it looking its best. Definitely, don’t forget to clean the inside as well.

Here at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Bowie, customer satisfaction is our priority. If you’d like an estimate on your trade-in, feel free to visit our website!