If you’re shopping for a Mazda car near Dallas, we suggest you take a ride over to our Irving, TX Mazda dealership to check out the cars in our extensive inventory. When you find a Mazda model you want to bring home, you may want to trade in your current ride. In general, it’s advisable to prepare your car for a trade if you want to get the most money possible for your ride. 

Cleaning your automobile is a great way to prep it for an upcoming trade. In addition to removing any trash that might be inside your vehicle, you should wash the exterior and apply a fresh coat of wax if necessary. If you notice that your car has an odor, pick up an ionizer or a neutralizer and treat the interior while your air conditioning is running. 

While you shouldn’t waste your resources by undertaking expensive repairs, you should replace inexpensive parts that are worn, such as your windshield wipers and any bulbs that are burnt out. You can pick up replacement parts in our Mazda parts center serving Bedford, TX and surrounding communities. 

Although you don’t want to schedule any major repairs in the weeks or days leading up to a trade, you should prioritize replacing your windshield if it has any visible defects. A cracked or chipped windshield will immediately reduce the amount you’ll be offered for your car in most cases. Even if your insurance carrier won’t cover the cost of a new windshield, having a new one installed before you try to trade in your car is typically worth the investment. 

To learn more about what you can do to get your car ready for an upcoming trade, get in touch with our automotive experts at Freeman Mazda today.