1.) Regular maintenance and keeping records of service, increases the value to the dealership. a. Oil changes b. Brakes c. etc. 2.) Clean or detailed vehicle - If your trade vehicle is clean, dealers will assume vehicle was well taken care of. Cleaning the vehicle adds value to the dealership, vacuum, wipe down the interior and remove ALL trash and personnel items. Allowing the dealership to quickly process your trade-in. 3.) Good tires - having good tires saves the dealership time and money. - Adds value to the dealer and next owner. 4.) Foggy or blemished headlights - -Front of the vehicle and highly visible -Restoration kit from auto stores, inexpensive and easy. 5.) Smell - - Animals, smoke, perfume, etc. - Purchase and inexpensive Neutralizer, Ionizer or Febreeze to eliminate any and all odors.
Sha Christa Winters, Internet Director at Kitsap Auto Outlet. With well over 10 years experience in Automotive Industry.