If you’re starting to look at used cars for sale, you may be thinking about trading in your current vehicle. One of the first things you’ll want to do is find out how much it is worth. Patriot Auto Group always aims to give our customers the most money for their vehicles, and these are the factors we look at to determine a fair trade-in value.

Mileage and Condition

To start, we’ll need some basic information about your car, including the make, model, year, and mileage. We will also need to get a good idea of its condition inside and out.


Did you get any special features with your vehicle? Things like leather upholstery, navigation, and wireless device charging are all amenities that many shoppers want their cars to have, which could raise their trade-in value.

Supply and Demand

Even if you have a great car in excellent condition, the value may be less than you’re hoping for. This could be because there may not be many people interested in buying this kind of vehicle right now, or there’s a glut on the market. Conversely, a high-demand, low-supply car can command a higher value.

Historical Data

Finally, we will crunch the numbers. We will look at recent sales of your type of car or similar models and how much they sold for. This doesn’t just include dealerships, however, as we will also examine sales from auction houses and private sellers.

Your trade-in is a first step toward the Patriot cars you want and deserve. Patriot Auto Group has several dealerships in the Philadelphia area, and all of them will gladly talk to you about trading in your car. Visit one of our locations or contact us for more information.