My Grandpa was a diesel mechanic and he would always work on my cousin’s cars. He taught them and my other family member how to fix their cars. When it came time to trade in their cars, my grandpa would always help them fix them up. He would enlist us to help wash the cars and dry them. We loved to do it on a hot day. I was still kind of young so I wasn’t able to do much but bring them a cold drink and a snack. I loved to clean when I was little so I loved to help vacuum out the cars while Gramps was under the hood. I remember my grandpa telling my older cousins how important it was to take a clean and fixed up car to trade in. He knew quite a few dealers and he would tell us stories about when people would bring broken down cars that weren’t worth much. A huge dealership owner went to school with my mom and my grandma was really good friends with his mom. So they would come over from time to time to visit with her. It’s always a good idea to have the best car you can for when you trade in for a used car. You don’t want to just receive junk value. Dealers also appreciate it when you take pride in your vehicle because it is less work for them.
Check out my post about how to get more for your trade in.