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10 useful tips on trading in your vehicle

Sandy Liguori – Tada President 2011-2012

Nov 09, 2011

When car owners are in the market to buy a new vehicle, they usually want to sell their existing vehicle.

They can sell it privately, which requires some legwork, patience and risk, or they can trade it in to a new car dealership. A trade-in refers to any vehicle that a car buyer intends to sell to the dealership as part of a deal in acquiring another vehicle (new or used).

The benefits of a trade-in (as opposed to selling privately) are the efficiency and convenience of buying and selling at one location, where you may already have a relationship, and significant tax savings.

The actual sales process and completing a purchase can be handled quickly even within a couple of days. Many busy consumers like the idea of dropping off their older vehicle and choosing a new car at the same place.

The other benefit is the tax savings. The value of a trade-in is deducted from the selling price of the car you re buying. This reduces the taxable portion that must be paid on the new vehicle.

Let s say you want to buy a new car worth $40,000, and your trade-in is appraised at $20,000. That $20,000 is applied toward the price of the new car, effectively reducing the selling price to $20,000.

In this case, the customer would pay tax on $20,000 ($2,600), as opposed to $40,000 ($5,200), a savings of $2,600.

Another consideration when trading in a vehicle is price. Here are 10 useful tips to ensure that you get top dollar for your trade-in.

  1. Understand that a dealer will pay top dollar on a wholesale level, but not on a retail level. That s because there are costs incurred by the dealer on all trades, such as vehicle inspections, reconditioning, advertising and sales commissions.
  2. Study the market. Used vehicle websites will give you a fair approximation of the value of your car. Canadian Black Book (canadianblackbook.com) is considered the industry benchmark for providing market values for cars, trucks and SUVs on the wholesale level.
  3. Be realistic. Optimal prices are based on vehicles in immaculate condition, and few vehicles meet that standard. Knowing the true market value of your vehicle will give you leverage when negotiating.
  4. Make the car presentable. Vacuum the floors and trunk, and remove any dirt and debris from interior surfaces, including the dashboard, seats and door panels. Fix obvious damages, such as a cracked windshield, worn out tires or broken headlights. Repair any dents and dings in the car s exterior.
  5. Gather all service records. If you can prove that you have taken care of your vehicle with recommended service maintenance, it will command a higher price (either at a dealership or privately).
  6. Be honest about the car s true condition. It doesn t pay to lie or mislead the buyer; the truth about the car will be revealed in time. Dealers use the CarProof services to verify a vehicle s history.
  7. Don t remove or replace any parts or accessories after your car has been appraised. To do this is unethical and just plain wrong.
  8. Determine the current market demand for your make and model, and whether the dealership is overstocked for that model. Supply and demand and market conditions will affect how much a dealership is willing to pay.
  9. If you are driving an older model vehicle that is on its last legs, find out if there are any clunker programs offered by the manufacturer. Sometimes a manufacturer will offer a minimum trade-in allowance (approx. $3,000) on these older vehicles.
  10. Remove any personal items before delivering the vehicle to the dealership. Check the glove compartment, underneath seats and in trunks.


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    BWD Automotive Releases More Than 1,100 New Part Numbers

    Press release date: November 30, 2015

    NEW YORK, Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 1,100 new part numbers to its BWD engine management line, covering domestic and import vehicles.

    The BWD line expansion features more than 513 million additional VIO with new key category coverage through the 2015 model year. BWD added 440 new parts to its switch category, including power window, door lock, power seat, steering pressure, four-wheel drive selector, traction control, combination, multi-function, and cruise control switches.

    The brand also introduced 215 new sensors, including expanded TPMS, yaw rate, G force, steering angle, acceleration, transmission input, fuel pressure, and fuel vapor sensors. The company also added fuel injectors, canister purge solenoids, ignition coil-on-plugs, and more than 30 power door lock actuators.

    All new applications are listed in the eCatalog found at www.BWDbrand.com and in electronic catalog providers.

    BWD is an aftermarket leader, providing a premium line of engine management products. BWD manufactures and distributes high technology critical components for late model vehicles including computerized engine controls, ignition coil-on-plug coils, ignition wire, emission components, EGR valves, fuel injectors and fuel system components, as well as a broad range of sensors, switches and relays.

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    10 STEPS TO BUYING A NEW CAR

    Step 3: Calculate What You Can Afford

    Let Your Budget Do the Driving

    When considering a new vehicle purchase, the lines of affordability can easily become blurred due to the varied financing options available. A wise buyer shops for a new vehicle based upon what he or she can truly afford. Keep an open mind and you could be pleasantly surprised by the list of vehicles within your price range.

    Affordability is a multi-faceted issue because the car-buying process can consist of several financial considerations. It will help if you determine, accurately and honestly, what your current car is worth, how much of a down payment you can make and a reasonable amount you can handle for monthly payments. Some careful thought and cold, hard honesty will pay big benefits later. Far too many buyers shop for cars that are beyond their budgets, want small down payments, drastically misjudge their capabilities regarding monthly payments and then want to reduce the monthly payments by stretching out the lengths of the loans, all of which leads to trouble in the future.

    Another key element is deciding what to do with the current car. As a general rule, it may be worth more to sell it yourself, to a private party, than to trade it in. But many people don’t want to take the time and make the effort to do that. You should understand that if you trade it in you will probably not get as much for it as if you sell it yourself.

    The biggest issue for most buyers is the price of the new car. Fortunately, determining the MSRP is easy, and figuring at least a range for a realistic transaction price is also not terribly difficult.

    Calculating Affordability

    The new-car buying process is greatly simplified when you discover the bottom-line vehicle price you can afford ahead of time.

    This is true whether you lease or buy. Here’s an example of the kinds of details that may be involved in a typical new-car deal:

    1. “The trade-in value of the vehicle I currently own is $10,400.”
    2. “I owe $2,200 on it.” Meaning, you have about $8,200 equity in the car.
    3. “I’ve got $2,000 in savings I want to put down.” Meaning, with the trade, you will be able to give the dealer a total of about $10,200.
    4. “I want to keep my payments under $400 per month for 60 months.” That monthly payment schedule will finance, roughly, about $20,000, meaning the total price of the whole package can be the $20,000 plus the $10,200 you have handed the dealer, or $30,200. That means a new car in the price range of roughly $27,000, because there will be, generally, about 10 percent added in taxes, license, fees and so forth.?
    5. Furthermore, it means the whole deal, by the time you have paid it off in five years, will have cost you about $34,200 ($400 times 60 months is $24,000, plus the $10,200 you gave the dealer in the form of your trade and the $2,000 down.

    This means the same as:

    • “I can afford to buy a $27,000 vehicle.” And it’s going to cost you $34,200 and five years to do it.

    There are many online tools available to help you determine affordability.

    Your Current Vehicle — Trade In or Sell Yourself

    If your car is in extremely good condition and you have impeccable service records, it may be well worth your while to sell it on your own. On the other hand, if your car needs a lot of work, you may end up putting more money into it than you can recover — so take a realistic look before you decide.

    For trade-in, get the Blue Book Trade-in Value of your current vehicle. This value — based upon the condition of your vehicle — is an accurate representation of what you may expect to be offered when trading in your vehicle at a dealership. If you decide to trade in your vehicle, keep in mind the dealer must assume the responsibility for preparing your trade-in for resale. This process usually includes mechanical and smog inspections as well as repairs to make the car ready to sell to the next owner. This will cost the dealer money, and the dealer will figure this into the deal.

    If you would prefer to sell your vehicle to a private party, check out the Blue Book Private Party value first. This is the value you can expect to get when selling the vehicle to another consumer. In this case, you are solely responsible for preparing your vehicle for sale as well as setting and negotiating a fair price. Read more on trading in or selling yourself in Step 8.

    Loan Amount

    To discover the amount you need to borrow, calculate the monthly payment you can afford via our payment calculator. This tool factors the interest rate and the term of your loan. Now add your available cash with the loan amount and you’ll begin to arrive at a price that works for you. Also, check for any customer or dealer incentives that may be available on your new vehicle, adding to your available cash amount. Remember, you still need to add state tax, license and fees, which vary by state and can be obtained through your local DMV.

    New Car Pricing

    The best news is that new car pricing is now easily accessible online. Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com features three types of new car pricing:

    • Invoice Price

    The new car pricing report details the invoice price on each trim level. Dealer Invoice is the dealer’s cost for the vehicle only and doesn’t include any of the dealer’s costs for advertising, selling, preparing, displaying or financing the vehicle.

  • MSRP Price
    The MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, also known as the “sticker price.” This price is required by law to be posted on every new vehicle and is usually — but not always — the highest market price. The exceptions occur when certain vehicles are in high demand or have low availability.
  • Fair Purchase Price Range

    Also, check out an available price called Fair Purchase Price. Updated weekly, the experts at Kelley Blue Book have developed the most accurate pricing guidelines for new-car buyers based on purchase data collected across the country.

  • In addition, incentives may be available on the car of your choice and will bring down the overall price. Current incentives information is easily accessible on kbb.com as well. Read more on new vehicle pricing in Step 5.

    Your decision to stick to a budget will help provide peace-of-mind, both in the car-buying process and in the future. And remember, you’re paying more than a dollar for every dollar you borrow, so making a substantial down payment toward the purchase price makes long-term sense. With these principles in place, you should be able to begin in-depth research on your new, shorter list of cars.