The last time I went to buy a car it was because my car had died. I mean, completely, totally died. So I was not in a position to think about what I was going to do with it, or the best way to move forward. Most people plan to drive their car for more than 5 years or so and some plan on driving their car into the ground. If you are leasing your car, or if you are planning on owning the car you have for a short time, you are most likely looking forward to trading it in and getting a newer car.
As the mailers come that are showing you what cars are around at the dealerships, start to think why you want a newer car and if trading the car in is worth it.
1. Trading the car in to the dealership is almost always hassle free. There is no listing the car for sale, dealing with the emails and phone calls, and people trying to haggle you down, then deciding they do not want it anyway.
2. If the current car is not paid off and is still on loan, many times the dealership is able to take the current loan, pay it off and roll it into your new loan. It is a nice way to get a bump in your credit because the loan is paid off, and it is a hassle way free to get the new car.
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