Value Your Trade


At Merchants Auto, we try to eliminate the hassle by providing a simple, accurate “Value Your Trade” tool. It only takes a few seconds to see how much your used car is worth, and we promise that we will always give you a great deal.

Using Our Trade In Value Tool

If you have a car that you need to have evaluated for a trade in, you have two ways of identifying it. The first option is to locate your car’s VIN (vehicle identification number) — this provides the most accurate trade in assessment. If you can’t find the VIN, however, you can enter your car’s make, model, and trim — it won’t be quite as accurate as the VIN, but you’ll still get a solid evaluation of your car’s trade in value.

Should You Trade In or Sell Your Car?

It’s never an easy choice — are you better off selling your car directly to a buyer, or should you trade your car into a dealership? The truth is, there are pros and cons to both options. But if you value getting a fair deal, minimizing hassle, and getting it over with as quickly as possible, trading your car in is the way to go.

When you trade your car into our dealership, you can essentially drive it in, get paid, and head back home. There’s no haggling, no intensive negotiation, and you don’t have to let strangers test drive your car around your neighborhood. You can also avoid the whole process of listing your car for sale, you don’t have to buy classified listings, plaster your car’s photos across social media, or leave your car on your front lawn with a “for sale” sign on the windshield.

Let us know when you are ready to get started with a trade in — we are always thrilled to meet our neighbors, and we’re even happier to help them get a fair valuation on their used car or find the perfect car for their needs. It only takes a few seconds to get an evaluation on your used car, and you can easily apply that trade-in cash towards the purchase of another car.

Once your trade-in is finalized, let us know if you’d like us to show you around our used car lots; we would love to help you find the perfect replacement vehicle, be it a sedan, SUV, compact car, or truck.