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How to Prepare Your Car for a Trade-in | Galesburg, IL


Before you bring your car in to Galesburg Nissan as a trade-in, you want to make it look, sound, and operate as best it can. The better condition your vehicle is in, the greater amount you’ll earn for its trade-in value. Even if your vehicle has many miles on it or may not be as sharp as it used to be, don’t worry, all is not lost! You can make a difference and increase its value with a few tweaks.

Analyze, assess, and research

You know our experts will review every inch of your vehicle. Before we get our hands on it, you should do your own thorough assessment. Look for imperfections, inside and out, and then do some research to find out your car’s value.

Schedule a service appointment

Are you up to date on your vehicle’s recommended maintenance? If not, it’s important to schedule a maintenance check right now. In addition, if you know something is off about your vehicle, have an automotive professional repair any and all mechanical issues.

Focus on cleaning and DIY projects

A thorough wash and wax of your car’s exterior will do wonders for its appeal. While getting rid of dust, grime, and dead bugs, you’ll also have a chance to notice flaws in the paint or on the exterior that need attention. Now is a good time, too, to check that all bulbs are working correctly, fluid levels are topped off, and your windshield wipers and tires are in good condition.

Focus on the interior quality of your vehicle, too! Rid the cabin and trunk or cargo bay of clutter and trash. Vacuum up dust and debris and change out the cabin air filter. With cleaning products designed for car care, work on the interior components, including your upholstery.

Want to upgrade your car to a more spacious SUV like the Nissan Armada or fun-to-drive Rogue? Do you need greater capability from a truck like the Nissan TITAN, or are you looking to downsize to a compact car like the Versa for easier commutes? Or do you just want newer tech and a greener engine in the LEAF? No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find what you need at Galesburg Nissan. We make the trade-in process simple and straightforward so you’re back on the road in the car that suits your needs as quickly as possible.


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