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The Car Evaluation Process

A trade-in could lower the purchase price and financing of a new or used Ford. Trading in an older vehicle allows the owner to use the car's value as a down payment towards a new purchase at Lake Ford. The vehicle's trade-in valuation involves looking at several specific elements.

Relying on Resources

Anyone performing a reliable valuation on a vehicle typically bases the worth on what credible car industry resources indicate. These resources note that a Ford car, truck, or SUV is worth a particular amount based on specific factors. The resources often derive from what consumers in the market would pay for such a model.


Make, Model, and Year

The three fundamental starting point elements focus on who made the car, the specific model, and the year it debuted on the market. Some makes and models have greater or lesser baseline values than others. A Ford Mustang that is one year old might be worth much more than one that is four years old.


The number displayed on the odometer indicates how much wear and tear the vehicle experienced. Parts do not last forever, and lower-mileage vehicles may be more valuable because they might need less maintenance.


Driving and parking around Milwaukee could leave a vehicle with numerous dings and scratches. Those vehicles with fewer dents and imperfections would be worth more than the ones with them.

Improving the Value

Buyers hoping to get the most out of a trade-in might benefit from getting some issues with the vehicle repaired. Addressing scratches and minor dents could drive up the resale value.

Performing a thorough cleaning inside and out might have a positive effect. Washing and vacuuming an older car may highlight its positive aspects.

Use an Evaluation Tool

A valuation tool could give a Milwaukee owner an idea about what the model is worth. If the estimate comes back less than preferred, an owner could take steps to improve the trade-in price.

  1. Lake Ford

    4201 South 27th Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53221

    • Sales: (414) 817-3861
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