Trade In My Car

Get the most for your car trade-in with valuable information from Autotrader

Thinking of trading in your car for a new one? Autotrader provides advice on car values and tips, so you can get the most for your car trade-in and make the trading process easier. You can also get a Kelley Blue Book (SM) Instant Cash Offer and use it toward the purchase of another vehicle, or walk away with cash today.

Why is Trade-in Value Lower Than Retail Value?

We explain why you shouldn't expect to get a retail price for your car if you trade it in for a new one.

Should You Sell Your Car Yourself or Accept Kelley Blue Book Instant Cash Offer?

Deciding how to sell your car means weighing how much effort you're willing to put in versus how much money you want to make.

Selling a Car: Trade It In or Sell It Yourself?

Thinking about selling your car? We examine whether it's better to trade it in or sell it yourself.

How to Trade in a Car You Haven’t Paid Off: Tips from Experts

You want to trade in your old car, but you still owe money on it. Can it be done? Here's the answer.

Buying a Car: Can Dealerships Trade Cars?

Can one dealership trade cars with another to find you the exact model that you want? We have the answer.

Should You Fix Dents and Scrapes in Your Older Car?

Your car is scraped and has a few dents. Should you bother fixing it?

Buying a New Car: Getting the Most Money for Your Trade-In

We've listed a few tips that will help you get the most money for your trade-in when it comes time to buy a new car.

Should You Trade In or Donate Your Used Car?

Receiving a tax deduction for donating a car to charity is much more complicated than it sounds.