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Tax Returns and Trade-Ins

It’s Time to Shop For Used Cars In Kansas City!

Tax returns have arrived, and it’s time to trade in your used vehicle for something nearly new at Auto Bank of Kansas City. Your current vehicle has given you a lot of glorious years, but it could definitely use some extra TLC before you bring it into one of our used car lots near you.

Don’t worry! You don’t need to go all out or schedule an expensive car detail to trade-in used vehicles at our buy here, pay here car dealership. Read this quick and simple guide on what you should and shouldn’t do when you’re preparing to trade-in your car. Plus, find out why the best used cars in Kansas City are at Auto Bank.

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You SHOULD Check the Value of Your Trade-In

The first step to trading in your vehicle is researching its potential value. There are two ways to do this:

Research the Web

The first method for determining the value of your trade-in is by researching websites that have listed similar vehicles. You don’t need to spend hours browsing every used car lot near you. Just take a few moments while you're waiting in line or on your lunch break to check out a few local car lots in Kansas City to get a good idea of how much your trade-in might be worth. 

Use Our Provided Online Estimator

Auto Bank is your premiere buy here, pay here car dealership for a reason. We provide our customers with everything they need to feel confident about purchasing one of our used cars. Our online estimator is a quick way to find out how much your trade is worth, so you can get started checking out the inventory in one of our used car lots.

You SHOULDN’T Expect Full Value For Your Trade

Remember that the trade-in estimation you receive for your current vehicle is for a make and model that’s in perfect condition. While we try to get close to that number at Auto Bank, we can’t guarantee you’ll get the full dollar amount provided by your estimation. Here are some things that can have a slight impact on your trade-in value:

  • Large dents and scratches

  • Electronic features that don’t work or work improperly

  • The age of your used vehicle

  • The current demand of your make and model

Auto Bank is a hassle-free buy here, pay here car dealership, and our salespeople are always happy to help you with the trade-in process. If you have questions about our used cars in Kansas City, just swing by one of our two car lots near you, and our team will be happy to help you!

You SHOULD Clean Your Car

Cleaning your car won’t increase the value of your trade, but it will speed up the evaluation when you bring it to our buy here, pay here car dealership. You don’t need to deep clean every inch of your vehicle, but here are a few things you can do to make the trade-in process go even more smoothly:

How to Clean the Interior

At Auto Bank, we know you don’t have a ton of time. That’s why we don’t expect you to wipe down every nook and cranny of your car. All you need to do is remove your personal items and throw away any trash. Make sure we can easily see the interior of your car and can quickly test all the features.

How to Clean the Body

Unless your vehicle is covered in mud or extremely dusty, you don’t need to have your car expertly washed. A simple session at the carwash will allow us to inspect the outside of your car easily. 

You SHOULDN’T Replace Expensive Parts

It’s tempting to get new tires or replace something expensive to increase the value of your trade. However, it might be better to let our used car dealership handle the dirty work. Our service technicians are experts at repairing all kinds of used vehicles, which means you don’t have to waste your money on car parts. Instead, put the money you saved towards financing your new car. 

You SHOULD Look For Used Cars in Kansas City at Auto Bank

We make car financing simple at our buy here, pay here car dealerships. So, if your credit is less-than-perfect, we can help. When other used car dealerships turn you away, turn to Auto Bank. We have high-quality used cars, trucks, and SUVs at prices anyone can afford. 

Auto Bank can turn your tax return into a nearly new car like magic! If you’re ready to trade in your current vehicle and schedule a test-drive, call our E. Truman Road location at (816) 241-7880, our East Front Street location at (816) 231-9300, or contact us online. Make sure you take a look at our online credit approval tool, so you can get fast car financing through our buy here, pay here car dealership.