✓ Remove Personal Items: Do an extensive sweep of your vehicle and remove any personal items. Make sure to check the door pockets, glove compartments, center console, and trunk or cargo area. This is also a good time to reinstall any factory items you may have removed (extra row of seats, entertainment system headphones, etc.).
✓ Wash & Detail: To ensure you get the most for your trade-in model, you’ll need to prepare the vehicle for an in-person inspection. Put its best face forward by thoroughly cleaning and detailing both the interior and exterior. Either do it yourself or hire a professional because first impressions are everything!
✓ Maintenance & Repairs: If your vehicle is due for a maintenance visit or needs some minor repairs, getting them done beforehand might result in a higher trade-in value. This can include anything from an oil change to fixing minor dents on the exterior.