Trading in an extra or current vehicle may come with a set of questions surrounding the process, like: What exactly are the benefits of trading in a vehicle?

Blaise Alexander Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT of Lewisburg has written up a detailed explanation of what a trade-in is, what affects your trade-in value, and the benefits of participating in a trade-in deal.

Drivers near the Lewisburg, Sunbury, and Danville, Pennsylvania, areas can continue reading below to learn more!

What Does Trading in Your Car Mean?

Trade-ins are a fairly common practice among dealerships nationwide. A trade-in is the process of trading your current vehicle for another one from a dealership. The value of your current vehicle is then applied to the price of your next vehicle. The higher the trade-in value, the more you may be able to put toward your current vehicle purchase.

How Do I Get the Highest Value for My Trade-in?

Well, that really depends on the condition and overall health of the car. Dealerships tend to focus on the following factors when evaluating a car for trade-in:

  • Mileage
  • Exterior/interior condition
  • Resale value
  • Your location
  • The manufacturer

Other aspects dealerships consider are accident/maintenance reports, any added customizations, and the current car market.

Benefits of Trade-ins

Trade-ins offer so many benefits for new and experienced shoppers.

For one, the process may generally lower the amount you need to finance for your next vehicle. If a trade offer goes through, it may cover the down payment of the newer vehicle.  

Trade-ins also allow for wiggle room, even when you haven't fully paid off your current car. Most dealerships will cover the remaining balance of what you owe in order to accept the vehicle. Although you'll still have to eventually pay off this balance, trade-ins give drivers the ability to receive a new car, even if they haven't finished paying off their current one.

Finally, a trade-in is so easy to do compared to reselling your car on your own. Dealerships can take your car in as is condition, so there are no lingering questions or concerns. Once the vehicle is off your hands, you're free to enjoy your new ride!

How We Handle Your Trade-in

We offer website visitors a free trade-in valuing tool courtesy of Kelley Blue Book®. This tool guides you on how to value your current car, so you can get an estimate of your trade-in offer.

This tool also allows you to input whatever model you choose from our inventory to get an idea of how much the offer may cover the model's down payment or other upfront costs.

Once you have your offer, we'll sit down with you at our finance center. There, we'll ask you to fill out a quick finance application and we'll break down the benefits of either leasing or buying your next vehicle.

Our finance team will work hard for you to get fair rates and then calculate your trade-in value into your future payments. Sign on the dotted line, and you can either drop off your trade-in at our lot, or we can schedule a pickup right from your home.

Get Trading with Us Today!

By better understanding the trade-in process, you're officially one step closer to getting the car of your dreams. Blaise Alexander Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT of Lewisburg hopes this piece was informative and gets you thinking when it comes to choosing your next purchase with us!

We service customers near the Lewisburg, Sunbury, and Danville, PA, areas, so swing by our showroom when you're ready for a test drive.


Make an Inquiry

By submitting your contact information, you consent to be contacted by telephone about purchasing a vehicle or obtaining vehicle financing. Clicking on the Submit button above is your electronic signature.


Blaise Alexander Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT of Lewisburg

6801 Westbranch Hwy
Directions Lewisburg, PA 17837-6309

  • Sales: (570) 230-4630
  • Service: (570) 230-4630
  • Parts: (570) 230-4630


  • Monday 09:00AM - 08:00PM
  • Tuesday 09:00AM - 08:00PM
  • Wednesday 09:00AM - 05:00PM
  • Thursday 09:00AM - 08:00PM
  • Friday 09:00AM - 08:00PM
  • Saturday 09:00AM - 05:00PM
  • Sunday Closed