Schumacher Lincoln of Delray

2102 South Federal Highway Suite B
Directions Delray Beach, FL 33483

  • Sales: 844-662-9065
  • Service: 844-653-8366
  • Parts: 561-454-1807

Determining The Value Of Your Old Car

When it's time to turn in your current vehicle, determining its true value can be a bit of a challenge. Having an asking price that's honest and affordable will attract potential buyers while increasing profitability.  Numerous online resources   help you estimate market value from the comfort of your own home.  But before you begin entering your vehicles information, here are a few things you should consider.

Put yourself in the buyer's shoes.  Take some time to walk around the vehicle-  Look for scratches and nicks in the vehicle's paint. Similarly, excessive dings or dents reduce curb appeal and tend to drive value lower. Proper waxing and buffing can eliminate many surface imperfections while a local dealer can provide professional dent repair.

A vehicle's tires are the only components designed to remain in constant contact with the road.   In addition to performance to handling, good tires offer the comfortable ride buyers will be looking for. If your tires show excessive wear, chances are the vehicle doesn't drive as it should. Prospective buyers will see and feel the difference in your vehicle's response and won't hesitate to mention it during the negotiation process, so you may want to consider getting some new tires prior to selling your vehicle

Finally, consider the mechanical dependability of your vehicle. A certified service technician should address rough idling as well as constant squeaking or rattling before posting the vehicle for sale.  

Of course, if you want to avoid the hassle of selling your vehicle yourself, you can save time and money by bringing your vehicle in to our friendly dealership, where our qualified and knowledgeable staff can properly appraise your vehicle whether you choose to sell, or trade in towards the purchase of another vehicle. Stop by today for more information.