With baseball season winding down, and football season just around the corner, you’re probably used to hearing about trades by now. Teams are always busy putting players on the trading block so that they can get the value they need to make a championship run.

But sports isn’t the only area where you see big time trades.

We should know. At Jack Daniels Volkswagen, we’re in need of used vehicles for our roster. Here are some calls you should make to get the best trade-in value on your car.

The Trade-In Playbook: 4 Strategies that Score Big

  • Make sure your curb appeal is ready for crunch time

It’s no secret that looks play a major role to car-buyers. That’s why you’ll want to make sure your car is ship-shape before you bring it to the dealer. You should give your vehicle a thorough cleaning and waxing, and remove all small dents and scratches in the process.

But that’s just the outside.

You’ll want to spiff up the interior as well by using the appropriate cleaner for upholstery, carpet, or leather. Your vehicle is ready for primetime performance — make sure it shows.

  • Keep your car off the sidelines

Don’t let needed repairs sideline your used car. Make sure any major or minor work is done by a trusted mechanic before negotiating a trade. If this isn’t possible, get an estimate of the necessary repairs and bring it with you. This will save time and ensure that there are no curveballs when deducting costs from the figure offered to you.

  • Check the score when you value your trade-in online

Want to know how much your pre-owned player is worth before you send him into the game? We’ve got you covered. Use our two-step trade-in calculator to determine the ballpark value of your used vehicle.

Regardless of your estimate, we offer you a promise that won’t drop the ball: you can get top-dollar for your vehicle and a great deal on a new Volkswagen when you choose Jack Daniels.

  • Come in the clutch with Jack Daniels Volkswagen

Don’t get haggled or under-valued. At Jack Daniels Volkswagen, we pride ourselves on being in a different league. Your vehicle has been an unsung hero to you, so we’d love for it to join our lineup. Not only do we pay fairly for your used car — we have the hottest specials on new Volkswagens, too.

Get in the Game with a Trade in Fair Lawn, NJ

Ready to trade-in your tried-and-true car for a 5-star new Volkswagen? At Jack Daniels Volkswagen, our team is full of MVPs to help you through the process.

Contact us or stop by our dealership in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. A win for you is a win for us.