Trade-In Checklist

Are you looking to upgrade into a brand-new Genesis? If so, the team at Genesis of Milford is here to help make your dreams a reality.

As one of the largest luxury dealers near Milford, Vernon, and Manchester, we can help streamline the time between picking out a new sports sedan and driving it home.

That starts with evaluating your trade. To guarantee you secure a fair and accurate deal, check out our trade-in checklist before contacting us today!

Tip #1: Do Your Research

Unless this is your first time trading in a car, truck or SUV, you probably know the process begins before stepping foot into the dealership. For best results, we suggest doing your research.

To determine your car's current value, check out our handy Value Your Trade tool. Simply input the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), current odometer reading, and a few other bits of info to receive an initial estimate.

For a second opinion, sites like Kelley Blue Book® can provide you with local-market data to help you determine whether the quote you receive is a fair price. Of course, our in-house appraisers are also available to answer any questions you might have about the process.

Tip #2: Shop Around

Once you have a better idea of your car's current worth, it'll be time to go shopping! Start by searching our online inventory of new, used, and certified pre-owned Genesis models.

Do you need help determining which Genesis best suits your lifestyle? Our dealership supplies up-to-date reviews and comparisons for all our models. Once you pick out a few contenders, make sure to use our special payment calculator.

Make sure you enter your current car's trade-in value to see how much it can lower your future monthly payments.

Tip #3: Prep Your Ride

You have your initial estimate plus a few worthy contenders. Our next tip is to prep your vehicle for its appraisal. If it's been a while since your last trip to the mechanic, think about scheduling an inspection or tune up. The less surprise you have going into the negotiation, the better. Areas you'll want to inspect include:

  • Engine and transmission
  • Windshield and wipers
  • Tires and brake pads
  • Exterior lights and mirrors

While a complete overhaul is rarely necessary, it's not a bad idea to thoroughly clean your car's exterior as well as the interior. Remove all personal items from the cabin and trunk space before giving the upholstery a nice cleaning.

Tip #4: Collect Your Paperwork

When the time finally arrives to trade in your current vehicle, our team will be ready to guide you each step of the way. To make things go smoothly, we suggest compiling a folder that contains the following information:

  • Title and registration
  • Proof of insurance
  • Service records or vehicle history report
  • Any outstanding loan information


We hope you find our trade-in checklist valuable towards your next luxury purchase. If you're ready to take a test drive around Milford, Vernon, and Manchester, stop by Genesis of Milford or contact us online today!

  1. Genesis of Milford

    566 Bridgeport Ave
    Milford, CT 06460

    • Sales: (203) 997-1080
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