Trading in a car.

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Jay H, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. Jay H

    Jay H Producer

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    Hey, what's the policy on stuff like snow tires when trading a car in to the dealership. I know I would take out my head unit and put the original one back in, they wont give you anything more for it, but what about wear and tear items, like I have a set of Blizzaks that are about 6 years old, they are still in good shape because I take them off in the summer and don't drive that much when it's not snowing out (I am a mad cyclist).

    I'd like to keep the regular tires because they are probably worth more than the Blizzaks, but I'm wondering how would the value be upon trade in, would a dealership see them and say, AHA, snow tires, lets deduct $XXX? Right now, they are mounted on the original rims I got with the car but I would have them switched upon trade in....

    Jay

    P.S. How did you like that completely run-on sentance my first paragraph is? [​IMG]
     
  2. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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    Depends on the car. Usually they don't care about stuff like that.
     
  3. Bob Graz

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    If you're trading in an older car with little value it doesn't matter. They know what they will get when they wholesale it and use that for your trade-in value. If you are trading in a newer car in very good condition that they could possibly sell off their lot then yes, it might make a bit of a difference.

    I think most trades go straight to the wholesaler.
     

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