Sell or Trade

Space and money always come at a premium, so why let your old vehicle sit and collect rust after you purchase a new one? Instead, trade in your vehicle or sell it to Maritime Vehicle Providers, ensuring you can cover off a nice little down payment on your next new ride. Don’t need a new vehicle, or you’re buying one from another source? No worries—we’ll buy your car even if you’re not shopping with us!

Due to supply chain constraints caused by COVID, we’re in the market to purchase as many quality, pre-owned vehicles as possible. It’s also why we offer fair and competitive market value for your used vehicle. Read on to learn more about our trade-in appraisal process, as well as how you can improve the value of your vehicle before you sell it!

Our used vehicle appraisal process

At Maritime Vehicle Providers we strive to offer a fair, honest, and dignified experience when it comes to all things automotive, whether you’re looking for auto financing, service, or just want to sell your old vehicle. When it comes to the latter we start with a simple trade-in form (found below) and go from there. Of course, there’s a lot more that goes into providing an accurate appraisal of your vehicle’s value than what you see below, but it provides us a healthy head start in determining your trade-in’s worth.

Steps in evaluating your trade

  1. After we take the information from the form below into account, looking at current market value, historical sales prices, and a variety of other factors, we can book an appointment to take a look under the hood.
  2. Once we agree upon a time that works best for your schedule, our comprehensive process has our service technicians inspecting the exterior and interior of your vehicle, along with all of the major mechanical components.
  3. From there, we’ll provide a quote as to what we can pay you for your vehicle. We want you to take your time to decide though, so our quotes are good for two weeks from the date we deliver them.

So if you’re looking to sell or trade-in your current vehicle, start by filling out the form below and beginning the appraisal process for a commitment-free evaluation. Our appraisal quotes are good for two weeks from the time we deliver them, and we’re always happy to purchase your vehicle even if you’re not buying from our dealership.

Trade Appraisal

Ways you can improve your trade-in’s value

Since you’ve already invested a significant amount of time and money into your current vehicle, we understand that you want to get the best value possible in return. That’s why we’ve compiled, in no particular order, a few important tips to help ensure you get the best price for your trade-in.
Properly service your vehicle

Properly service your vehicle:

by simply following the manufacturer’s suggested service and maintenance intervals (found online, or in your vehicle’s owner’s manual) you’ll not only get the best performance out of your vehicle while driving it, but you’ll also get more value for it when selling or trading since it will be in better mechanical shape.
Keep service records and documents

Keep service records and documents:

it’s one thing to follow the suggested service, but dealerships want to see the receipts! By keeping any records pertaining to your vehicle’s service or repairs, you’ve got tangible proof that you took excellent care of this vehicle. Many vehicles will come with a case for the owner’s manual, but if yours doesn’t just slide an envelope into your glove compartment to keep everything organized!
Keep all accessories and parts

Keep all accessories and parts:

whether your vehicle came with a set of spare tires or an extra key, or you purchased and installed some aftermarket accessories, you’ll want to bring them along when you’re trading in your vehicle as they will add more value.
Low-cost repairs

Low-cost repairs:

It may sound like a joke, but how many Maritimers does it take to replace an interior light bulb? Likewise, many manufacturers offer paint touch-up pens and other low-cost tools to have your vehicle looking like new. By performing any small repairs or fixing up any minor cosmetic issues, you could be adding some serious value to your trade-in for a low cost to yourself.
Ensure your vehicle is clean

Ensure your vehicle is clean:

this is great advice for the time you own the vehicle, and could be the simplest way to add value when it comes time to trading it in. A clean vehicle is your first step toward avoiding the kind of interior and exterior damage that happens over time, and simply looks more desirable. By taking a bit of time to clean it yourself, or taking it for a minor detailing, you can really boost your vehicle’s appraisal value.

Have your trade-in appraised in Dartmouth today!

Whether you’re in the market for a new vehicle or just want to clear some space in the garage, the team at Nova Scotia’s Maritime Vehicle Providers is happy to purchase your used vehicles—even if you aren’t buying from us! Fill out the form below, or give us a call, and we can get the appraisal process for your vehicle started today.