How to Trade In a Car

Starting the search for your next new or used Cincinnati, OH vehicle? The decision to trade in your current vehicle can help you save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your next purchase, but you may be wondering, “How can I get the best offer on my trade-in car?” That’s where INFINITI of Northern Kentucky comes in! Explore our helpful list of trade-in tips and learn how to trade in a car with us below.

Get Your Trade-In Car’s Value

Before selecting an offer, you need to know what your car’s value is. To keep things simple, our Florence area dealership offers a helpful value your trade-in tool online! All you need to do is enter your vehicle’s make, year, and model, along with your name, email, and phone number. You’ll receive a comprehensive report detailing the local market supply, popularity, and the estimated current value of your car. If you’d like to continue your research afterward, you can use other sources like the Edmunds True Market Value® tool.

Get an Appraisal

Next, your vehicle needs to be appraised. This can be done by scheduling an appointment at the Cincinnati CarMax or right here at INFINITI of Northern Kentucky. When you schedule an appraisal with us, we’ll examine your vehicle’s condition and determine whether we’ll be able to re-sell it. If you choose CarMax for your appraisal, be sure to bring the official documents (as well as any other trade-in offers) along for us to reference.

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Negotiate or Accept a Trade-In Offer

Once the appraisal process is complete, you can either negotiate, or accept the terms and close the deal. You probably don’t need us to tell you to choose the highest offer, but here are a few additional trade-in tips to remember:

  • While you can get your car appraised at CarMax, you won’t be able to negotiate the price you’re given. When you choose a dealership like INFINITI of Northern Kentucky, there’s generally room to negotiate the trade-in amount.
  • If you’re upside down on your auto loans and would like to consolidate what you owe with the price of your prospective new car, your chances will be better when you go to a dealership.

After making a decision, you can either finalize your trade-in for cash or put the value toward your new vehicle purchase.

Learn More About Car Trade-Ins at INFINITI of Northern Kentucky!

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Have additional questions about how to trade in your car or how the appraisal process works at INFINITI of Northern Kentucky near Covington? Don’t hesitate to contact us or stop by to see us in Fort Wright! Our friendly finance professionals and dedicated sales team are available six days a week to assist. While you’re here, be sure to inquire about getting a lease vs. buying, our certified pre-owned inventory, and new vehicle specials.


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1945 Dixie Hwy Fort Wright, KY

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Phone: (859) 320-1000

1945 Dixie Hwy Fort Wright, KY


Phone: (859) 320-1000

1945 Dixie Hwy Fort Wright, KY


Phone: (859) 320-1000

1945 Dixie Hwy Fort Wright, KY
39.0557801 -84.5449661
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INFINITI of Northern Kentucky
INFINITI of Northern Kentucky
1945 Dixie Hwy
Fort Wright, KY, 41011 US
(859) 320-1000
INFINITI of Northern Kentucky 39.0557801, -84.5449661.