You totally love your Elantra, Genesis, Tucson, or Sonata, and we at Hyundai of Nicholasville totally understand that you use your Hyundai for everything. Commuting, taking the kids places, commuting, getting to the soccer game, commuting, running errands…did we say commuting?! Sometimes you’re too busy to pay attention to the small things, scrapes, dings, messy interiors, that unidentifiable smell from the back seat…but when it’s time to trade in your old Hyundai for a newer one, these things are important to note. The damage cause by overuse of neglect can severely limit your trade in value! We’ve put together a short list of some of the first and biggest things that are considered when you’re trying to trade in your vehicle.
If your Hyundai has over 100,000 miles, it raises a red flag. Generally, more miles means more maintenance ahead. If you can get your car in for a trade in before that mark, you’re better off. The average person puts between 12,000 and 15,000 miles on their vehicle in a given year, so the more miles, the more maintenance is what a potential buyer is seeing.
Buyers just want the basics – power windows, power seats, a stereo that works…if you’ve foregone all that to put a set of $2,000 set of 22” chrome rims or an expensive aftermarket stereo in your Hyundai, it may not impress a buyer. Keep it simple, and maintain your investment!
That smell? A buyer will notice it. Do you smoke? Ding! They’ll notice that too if you light up in your car. Food stains, ripped seats, scratches on the glass and plastic – it’s best to take care of your interior while you own your car, instead of making up for lost time.
Dings, dents, scratches and rust can all take money away from your resale value. Try to get your car detailed, the dents pulled, and any major boo-boos addressed BEFORE trying to get the most out of your car on trade in.
Here at Hyundai of Nicholasville, your vehicle is gold. We love it as much as you have over the years, and we appreciate how precious it is! If you’re from Richmond, Danville, Lawrenceburg, Winchester, Georgetown, or Berea, stop in today and let us show you what we can do to get you driving away in a new, updated Hyundai!