The market for pre-owned cars in the UAE is vast, and good quality models are always in high demand. That makes your pre-owned Lexus a real asset when trading in for a newer model. Whether it’s a few years old or last year's model, a Lexus in good condition can boost trade-in options for you. But if you want to get the most from your pre-owned vehicle, you'll need to ensure it's as desirable as possible. Here are a few tips to help you increase your trade-in value.
A full service history
This is one of the most important things to have on any vehicle you want to sell or use as a trade-in. A full service history demonstrates to buyers (including dealerships) that you have taken good care of the vehicle from the outset. Both major and interim services need to be there in chronological order, as well as any additional repairs or small services. If your service history has gaps in it, the value of your vehicle will be affected, especially if you want to trade it in.
Regular detailing and polishing
Having your vehicle regularly detailed and polished can make a big difference to its trade-in value. A car that is well maintained will be far more attractive to potential buyers. Keeping the paintwork in exceptional condition is also important. Regular polishing and waxing will help protect the surface from the effects of UV light, salt damage (if you’re close to the sea) and dulling from dust and sand scouring.
Keeping up with maintenance
While we’ve already mentioned servicing as the number-one tip, staying on top of regular maintenance is just as important. This includes everything from tyre changing and balancing to an engine flush to ‘clean’ out the inside of your engine and keep it running smoothly.. At Al-Futtaim Lexus, we provide our customers with a complete selection of genuine products to help them keep their vehicles well maintained and running properly.
Settle your mortgage
If you have outstanding finance on your pre-owned Lexus, it doesn’t necessarily prevent you from using it as a trade-in on your next purchase. It will, obviously, affect the value to a degree. But at Lexus, we work hard to make life easier for you. Our team can help you settle any outstanding finance and take care of the paperwork to make it quick and convenient to trade in your vehicle.
Mileage of your vehicle
The lower the mileage on your pre-owned car, the more value it has as a trade-in. This will, of course, depend on other factors such as condition, but a low mileage engine will appeal to buyers. If you regularly run high mileage on your vehicle, it may be worth trading it in sooner rather than later to achieve the best value.
Visit Al-Futtaim Lexus Today
Trading in your pre-owned car is quick and easy at Al-Futtaim Lexus. You'll get an instant quote based on your vehicle's make, model, condition and mileage. That quote represents the true market value, ensuring you get the best trade-in deal. As Lexus vehicles are highly desirable, you'll find it easy to trade in your car and use the money to upgrade to a newer model. To find out more, contact Al-Futtaim Lexus on 800LEXUS or visit your nearest Lexus showroom today.