When Should You Trade In Your Car?

September 22nd, 2017 by

You’ve taken your time finding the car you want to drive. You’ve checked out the competition and decided a Toyota is the best choice. You aren’t alone – that’s a consensus among car buyers in recent years. You have a car already, so you haven’t been in a rush to get the deal done. You’re waiting for the right timing to trade in your car…but when is that exactly?

Do You Trade In When a New Model Year Arrives?

You might think that waiting until the next model year comes out is a good idea. And it’s a great thought if you don’t particularly care about your trade in value. As soon as a new model year comes out, your trade in drops in value. Your car has just become a year older, after all!

It could be more important to you to wait if the upcoming model year is a redesign or adds a feature you particularly want, but it’s certainly not always the case.

Do You Wait For a Sale?

Sometimes, you just want a great deal before you trade in your car. Toyota sales like Red Tag Days do come along, and it’s a fantastic time to get rid of your older car for a new Toyota. But it’s not always the best time.

Waiting for a sale is time that your car is simply depreciating. Your warranty may expire while you wait, your mileage creeps higher, and you might need to put money into repairs. It’s a gamble when you wait for a sale to trade in your car.

Do You Trade In Right Now?

The best time to trade in your car is always right now. No matter what time of year it is, you’re getting an amazing value for a new Toyota. If you’re thinking about buying a new car, then get the most out of your current car when you trade in.

You keep your mileage lower. You aren’t going to require unexpected repairs while you wait. And, to top it all off, you’ll be driving a new Toyota sooner.


If you’re ready to trade in your car, we’re ready to help. Jay Wolfe Toyota of West County is the best choice to buy your new Toyota, and we’ll help you get out of your current car as well. Expect a great deal and fantastic customer service – that’s the Jay Wolfe Difference.  

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