Vehicle Trade-In FAQs

You've made the exciting decision to buy a new car, but if you're not planning to keep your current road companion, what's your next step? You could always sell your current car or SUV and do the work yourself. You could always sell to us, the team at Pitre Kia, where we'll handle all that work. But you do have another option.

You can trade your vehicle.

You could trade in your vehicle with us near the Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Rio Ranchero, NM, areas. If you've never traded a vehicle with us, or any other dealership, you may have some questions and that's what our quick vehicle trade-in Frequently Asked Question guide is here to help.

How Should I Prepare for My Trade-In?

The preparation for trading in a vehicle is like the preparation for selling your vehicle. You'll want to gather all your important documents together so they're all in one place when you come to visit us.

Next, you'll want to research what your current vehicle is worth so you can get an idea of its value. There are plenty of online resources you can use to get an estimate value, such as Kelly Blue Book, Black Book, or Edmunds.

The last step of preparation should be to give your car a quick check up. Take it to your service center and get a multi-point inspection done. This will give you an idea of any issues that need to be addressed and any things that could become an issue down that line.

What Will the Trade-In Process Entail?

The trade-in process is remarkably simple because we know your time is valuable.

When you arrive at our dealership, ask to speak with our used car manager and let them know that you'd like to trade in your vehicle. They will set you up with one of our expert appraisers to look over your car, and make sure to give them any proofs of service you've kept throughout your ownership.

While our appraiser goes over your vehicle, explore our lot to find the right Kia model for you and your family and lifestyle. Or, if you've already picked out your favorite from our online inventory, take it out for a test drive. Once our appraiser is all done, we can begin negotiations and put the value of your trade-in to your next Kia.

What Are the Benefits of Trading My Vehicle?

There are plenty of benefits to trading in your vehicle, but the biggest of which is that we'll take the responsibility of selling your car for you off your shoulders. Selling a vehicle can be a tricky process, advertising your car or SUV, fielding calls and meeting with potential buyers. When you trade in with us, we'll take over all that responsibility from you.

Another benefit of trading in is that you can often get a higher value for your vehicle than when you sell. When you sell a vehicle, we must consider the amount we're buying your vehicle versus the amount we'll sell it for. When you trade a vehicle, we deduct that amount from the overall sale amount of your next Kia.

Trade In Your Vehicle with Us!

If you're thinking of buying a new Kia car or SUV, and don't know what to do with your current vehicle, we hope you'll decide to trade it in with us. The team at Pitre Kia is excited to meet with you and help walk you through the trade-in process in the Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Rio Ranchero, New Mexico, areas.

Contact us when you're thinking of trading in your vehicle!

  1. Pitre Kia

    9640 Eagle Ranch Rd. Northwest
    Albuquerque, NM 87114

    • Sales: 5058994848
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