Get Your Vehicle Trade-in Value & Sell Your Car Today! NorthStar Ford knows that you'll have a lot of questions when it comes to trading in your car and getting your Kelley Blue Book value online. You're probably asking yourself, "How much is my Ford worth?" Knowing the answers to all of your vehicle trade-in questions can help make the entire experience of selling or trading in your car much easier. Plus, it'll help make buying your next car, SUV, or truck easier.

Our vehicle trade-in experts are here to help you get the best deal for your trade-in. We also want to help you use the vehicle's value towards your next purchase. Check out some of the most commonly asked questions customers ask us when selling their used car to NorthStar Ford. Everyone always asks, "What is my car worth?" We'll help answer that right away in our trade-in FAQs below.

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Vehicle Trade-in FAQs

Q: How does it work when I trade-in my car at NorthStar Ford?

A: Before we can give you a trade-in price for your used car we'll need to see the vehicle to determine how much the car is worth. This is called a used car appraisal. We check the condition of your vehicle by doing a complete walk-around and test-drive. During the vehicle walk-around, we'll inspect items such as the body, bumpers, tires, and wheels. We'll look for anything that may need additional work such as scratches and dings. Then, we'll take a short test-drive to make sure the vehicle runs ok as well.

Q: Is it a good idea to trade in my used vehicle?

A: If you value convenience, yes. NorthStar Ford can help you avoid meeting a stranger (at your home or other places) and selling to a private party to exchange money or title. Plus, you can also eliminate any potential confrontation with the buyer down-the-road. Remove the risk of dealing with these problems by selling your used car, SUV, or truck directly to NorthStar Ford.

Q: How long does a trade-in appraisal take?

A: It usually doesn't take as long as you might think. Our vehicle appraiser may ask you questions and consult some current market valuation sources, among other things. All these factors help you obtain a fair and accurate value for your vehicle.

Q: How much does it cost for a trade-in appraisal?

A: Nothing! There is no cost for NorthStar Ford to determine your car's value and no obligation to trade-in or sell your used car after receiving your vehicle's appraisal value.

Q: What are the most important factors you consider when putting a value on a trade-in?

A: The general condition of the vehicle (including body and tires), overall cleanliness, history reports (including accidents), current engine light or emissions warnings, and whether there was a consistent history of maintenance. All of these items contribute to the value we placed on pre-owned vehicles.

Q: I still have a car loan. Can I still trade-in my vehicle that has an outstanding loan?

A: Yes, you can trade-in your car or truck Be sure to bring all lienholder payoff information to the dealership at the time of your trade-in so we have all of the information needed about the auto loan.

Q: Can you trade in a used vehicle that has issues?

A: Yes. The severity of those issues can affect its value. If your vehicle has a few light scratches or a minor dent, it shouldn't impact it's value too much. Serious engine issues or if it has been in an accident are more likely reasons why you may be offered a lower purchase price. We'll review all of the issues from the vehicle appraisal.