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Do You Want to Trade in Your Car? Understand First the Benefits and the Risks

Trade-in can be an attractive solution for you if you want to have a new car. Many places and online platforms offer trade-in; there are even dealerships of official brand holders that accept trade-in. However, before you decide to do it, you need to first understand the benefits and the risks.


The first benefit of trade-in is that it’s practical and easy, especially if you choose a professional and trusted dealership. They will take care of all the transactions, while you only need to negotiate the price.


“You then can see the car that you want and sign on the necessary documents,” Liputan6.com said (September 24, 2018).


The next benefit is that trade-in is faster and simpler than ordinary car trade. If you are selling your car the ordinary way, you need to upload pictures and information about the car to a trading site and you need do negotiate with potential buyers. Not to mention that you need to find a car to replace it. Meanwhile, trade-in usually only takes several days to complete.


There’s also the possibility that you can get a new car that is cheaper than its original price. This benefit is available if the new car comes from the same dealership with your old car. The money that you get from selling your used car will be directly used for the down payment or the first installment of the new car. From there, you can negotiate the discount for the down payment or the installment that you have to pay.


However, there are some risks to consider. One is about the price. It is possible that your old car will be assigned a price below its market price. You can negotiate for a better price if your car is still in a very good condition and it’s of a popular model.


Another risk is that not all models and brands can get you a good trade-in bargain. For instance, a car that is not too popular or is too old might not get approval by the dealership to be traded in. Even though it’s approved, the price can fall drastically because it’s difficult to be resold.


Generally, trade-in is getting more popular in Indonesia. JD Power’s data even showed that there are more replacement buyers every year. “It means that many people buy new cars through trade-in,” as quoted from Kompas.com (April 12, 2017).


Even though trade-in is relatively more beneficial than fully purchasing a new car, you still need to be careful in choosing. Not only about deciding which car that you’re going to buy, but also about choosing the showroom where you plan to do the trade-in. Choose a trusted showroom with years of experience, such as mobil88.


To do a trade-in, the first thing you can do is contact the showroom through the help feature and fill out the online form on the website or application. You can also contact the nearest mobil88 showroom.


Next, mobil88 appraisal staff will check the condition and the documents of your car, so that they can estimate the price offer. The team will offer you the best price based on the results of the examination. You can also directly negotiate the price. mobil88 will make sure that the price offered is fair according to the condition of your car.


You can then choose the car to replace your old one in our showroom based on the trade-in value that has been agreed upon. The car is covered by warranty and you can take it home right away.


A subsidiary of PT Serasi Autoraya (SERA), mobil88 is open to anyone who wants to buy high-quality used cars. Until now, mobil88 has 20 showrooms in several Indonesian big cities.


As a showroom with 30 years of experience, mobil88 dares to give buyback guarantee that the car has not been involved in an accident or a flood. The chassis and engine numbers are also guaranteed to match the numbers stated in STNK and BPKB. The odometer has not been rolled back either.


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