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How to Trade In a Car

Excited Couple Reviewing Trade in Offer with Salesman


If you’re getting ready to upgrade your vehicle, learning how to trade in your car can save you some serious cash at the dealership. Why? When you trade in a car for a new vehicle, you can use the trade in costs towards your next car. That means you can stretch your budget even further, while avoiding the hassles of selling on the private market in North Charleston. Learn how to trade in a car like a pro and visit Rick Hendrick Chevrolet to get the ball rolling.

Value Your Trade

The first step in learning how to trade in your car is to do some online research. Take a look at our Value Your Trade tool to get a free assessment of your car’s current value. Simply enter basic information like your make, model, and condition. Then you’ll get a free estimate on the spot, customized for the Mount Pleasant area. You can also check out sites like Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value® to figure out an average.

In-Person Assessment

The online estimate is just an informed guess, but it’s not your final offer. To get a firm offer in your hands, you’ll need to visit a dealership like Rick Hendrick Chevrolet. We recommend scheduling a meeting ahead of time to streamline the process, but you can also get a walk-in appointment in Charleston. Once you arrive, a representative will inspect your car thoroughly and pull up your vehicle history report. After crunching numbers, you’ll get a number – but, that’s just the beginning.

Negotiation Process

How do you feel about your trade in valuation? 

  • If it sounds good to you, then sign the paperwork and start looking for your new car! Our team can help you find the perfect vehicle for your wants and needs in James Island.
  • If your in-person appraisal wasn’t as generous as the online assessment, feel free to bring out your research. Our team is willing to negotiate to ensure that both parties leave with a smile.
  • If you need to consolidate your loan, we can also help you with that. Just let our finance team know, and we’ll explain your options!

Find Out More with Rick Hendrick Chevrolet

Whether you’re looking for your next vehicle or preparing to trade in your car, Rick Hendrick Chevrolet is here for you every step of the way. Contact us with any questions or visit us in Charleston to learn more.

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Well-qualified customers who purchase a new, used, or certified pre-owned vehicle, 4 model years or newer with less than 60K miles between June 3, 2024, and July 31, 2024, and finance through a participating dealer and lender have the option to defer monthly payments for 90 days from contract date. Finance charges begin to accrue on the date you sign the Retail Installment Sale Contract at the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) disclosed in the contract. May not be combined with other preferred lender financing offers. 72 months maximum term limit. Equal monthly payments only. Not available to Pennsylvania residents; see your dealer for details. Must take retail delivery by July 31, 2024. See dealer for complete down payment options and details.

*1.9% APR for 36 months. Monthly payment is $28.60 for every $1,000 you finance. Example down payment varies by model. Must finance with GM Financial. Down payment required at signing, if applicable.1.9% APR available for 36 months. 10% Off MSRP Based on an MSRP of $57,490. Must trade in a 2010 model year or newer vehicle. Not available with special financing, lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 7/1/24.


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