How to Trade In a Car

2022 Kia K5 in Sapphire Blue
Are you interested in upgrading to a new Kia? If so, trading in your current vehicle is a great way to reduce the cost of your new vehicle. Plus, when you trade in your car at a dealership like Sunset Kia of Auburn, you can avoid the hassle of selling your vehicle privately. To secure the best offer on your trade-in, our finance team has created this helpful guide to teach you how to trade in a car. Then, if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with us at (253) 891-6675 today!

Find Your Trade-in Value

The first step in learning how to trade in your car is to find out how much your vehicle is worth. Sunset Kia of Auburn makes this step simple for Federal Way area drivers with our easy-to-use trade-in value calculator. Simple enter your car’s year, make, and model, along with information about its condition. From there, you’ll receive the estimated value of your car. You can also use additional tools such as Kelley Blue Book® Value and Edmunds True Market Value® to find out your car’s trade-in value.

Have the Vehicle Appraised

Once you’ve secured the trade-in estimate, visit our dealership, located just a short drive from Sumner, to get an appraisal. We’ll thoroughly inspect your vehicle and take our current used inventory into consideration to determine whether or not we can sell the vehicle. Be sure to bring along your trade-in value estimate, as well as any other trade-in offers you’ve received, for our reference.

Negotiate or Accept the Trade-In Offer

After we’ve appraised your car, you can either negotiate or accept the offer. This process is much simpler than trying to sell your vehicle privately. Additional advantages of trading in your car with a dealership include:

  • The first offer that you receive isn’t the final one. Based on the trade-in value research you’ve done, you can choose to negotiate in order to secure a higher offer.
  • If you’re upside down on your auto loan, a dealership can help you consolidate what owe with the price of your new car.
  • When you make a trade with Sunset Kia of Auburn, you’ll have access to our exclusive programs such as Warranty Protection for Life and Oil Changes for Life.

Once you’ve accepted the offer, you can either finalize the trade for cash, or you can put the car’s value toward the price of a new car.

Learn More About How to Trade In a Car with Sunset Kia of Auburn

If you have any additional questions about how to trade in your car with a Puyallup-area dealership like Sunset Kia of Auburn, reach out to us at (253) 891-6675. Or, visit our showroom in Auburn. While you’re here, you can browse our current inventory for your vehicle automobile and learn more about our programs like Sunset Auto Used Car Reconditioning!


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